Institute: Imperial College

Novel diagnostic tools and techniques for monitoring and control of SOFC stacks – understanding mechanical and structural change

Prof. Nigel Brandon

This proposal seeks to develop two novel diagnostic techniques, pioneered by UK researchers, and apply them to advanced cell testing and characterisation in conjunction with partners in South Korea. The measurements are used to validate models developed in the UK to relate the measured data to degradation and failure modes, transferring this to South Korean partners to offer the potential for real time monitoring and control of SOFC stacks.

This will give valuable understanding required to refine and develop the next generation of SOFC systems in the most time efficient manner, and have wider impact on UK and other international developers. The programme will also support an exchange of researchers between the UK and South Korea.