Development of durable hydrocarbon-based proton exchange membrane for fuel cell applications

This MITACS project aims to investigate the durability of IONOMR’s PEMIONTM membranes in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM)-based fuel cells for automotive and other applications. Specific test conditions and protocols for use at IONOMR based on industry standards will be developed and the materials will be benchmarked against current state-of-the-art materials in order to prioritize development efforts and aid in customer adoption efforts. IONOMR will benefit from access to specialized equipment available at UBC in addition to expertise in regards to the testing and optimization of PEM fuel cell solutions provided through the Wilkinson lab and research group.

Faculty Supervisor:

David P. Wilkinson


Lius Daniel


Ionomr Innovations Inc


Engineering - chemical / biological


Professional, scientific and technical services


University of British Columbia



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