Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Research Group
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) offer high energy conversion, low noise, low pollutant emission, and low processing cost. Despite many advantages, SOFCs face a major challenge in competing with other types of fuel cells because of their high operating temperature. The necessity to reduce the operational temperature of SOFCs has led to the development of research into the materials and fabrication technology of fuel cells. The use of composite cathodes significantly reduces the cathode polarization resistance and expands the triple phase boundary area available for oxygen reduction. Powder preparation and composite cathode fabrication also affect the overall performance of composite cathodes and fuel cells.
The UKM Solid oxide fuel cell group, headed by Prof Dr. Andanastuti Muchtar, focuses on research aimed at developing novel electrodes and electrolytes suitable for use in low- to intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells.
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)
Fuel Cell Institute
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor