164.212 Fuel Cells
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to summarise basics of electrochemical systems (thermodynamics and kinetics), to categorise systems for electrochemical energy conversion, particularly fuel cells, electrolysis cells and different batteries, to evaluate their properties.

Subject of course

- Introduction into thermodynamics of electrochemical cells

- Fuel cells in the context of other electrochemical energy systems (batteries)

- Introduction into kinetics of fuel cells (polarization, curent-voltage relation)

- Materials in fuel cells and batteries


Teaching methods

Lecture, primarily written onto the blackboard, taught in German

Mode of examination


Additional information

Beginn der Vorlesung 2020: Di 3.3.2020, 12.00 Uhr im Radinger-HS

Danach immer im Praktikum-HS (Di 12.00 Uhr)


Einige Bücher zum Thema Brennstoffzellen:

  • R. O'Hayre, S.-W. Cha, W. Colella, F.B. Prinz: Fuel Cell Fundamentals, Wiley: Viel zu den Grundlagen, etwas Technologie
  • V. S. Bagotsky: Fuel Cells, Problems and Solutions, Wiley: Schwerpunkt auf Technologie, einige Schwachpunkte bei SOFCs
  • J. Larminie, A. Dicks: Fuel Cell Systems Explained; Wiley: Mischung von Grundlagen und Technologie
  • S.C. Singhal and K. Kendall: High Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells; Elsevier: SOFCs Grundlagen und bes. Technologie
  • M.T.M. Koper (Ed.): Fuel Cell Catalysis; Wiley: haupt. PEM inkl. DMFC, primär physikalisch/chemisch/elektrochemisch/oberflächenchemische Aspekte

Alle Bücher sind bei JF im Büro zur Ansicht und ggf. auch zum kurzzeitigen Ausleihen.



Course dates

Tue12:00 - 14:0003.03.2020GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH Vorlesung
Tue12:00 - 14:0010.03.2020GM 5 Praktikum HS- ARCH-INF Brennstoffzellen

Examination modalities

Written exam (2 hours), dates: typically once per month


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue11:30 - 13:3018.08.2020GM 5 Praktikum HS- ARCH-INF written06.07.2020 00:00 - 14.08.2020 00:00TISSBSZ Prüfung
Thu11:30 - 13:3017.09.2020GM 5 Praktikum HS- ARCH-INF written03.08.2020 00:00 - 16.09.2020 00:00TISSBSZ Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.02.2020 00:00 27.02.2021 00:00



No lecture notes are available.