Development of High performance and Durable Catalyst Layers for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells by Focusing on Ionic Phase

Proton exchange membrane fuel cell is in the early stage of commercialization and mass production lies in the cost reduction, increase performance and durability. All of these three challenges interrelated together and mainly related to the proper design for catalyst layer. The proposed research project aims at developing novel catalyst layers structure for dry/low relative humidity operational conditions by focusing on ionic phase of catalyst layers.