Electrochemical Energy Devices

Prof. Takuto Araki, Faculty of Engineering Science

Araki Laboratory

Based on the heat and mass transport management technology, the electrochemical energy devices, such as fuel cells, batteries and electorolysers, are currently targeted in our laboratly.

As an instance, , the MEMS based micro thermal and humidity sensors have been originally developped for the management of liquid water transport and phase change inside Polymer Electrolyter Fuel Cells (PEFCs). We have revealed the small temperature difference in PEFC thickness direction have significant impact on the power generation chacteristics.

The multi-physical and mulpti-scale numerical simulation of solid oxyide fuel cells and PEM type electlysers have been also conducted.