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New control strategies for fuel cells: dissertation defense by Alireza Goshtasbi

On Monday, November 25 at 11:00 am, Ph.D. candidate Alireza Goshtasbi will present “Modeling, Parameter Identification, and Degradation-Conscious Control of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells,” as the public defense of his dissertation for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Hydrogen fueled PEM cells offer a zero-emission alternative to the internal combustion engine that is less limited by the range and charging time constraints faced by battery electric vehicles. However, their commercialization has been hindered by cost and durability challenges. Mr. Goshtasbi’s research, guided by his committee co-chairs Dr. Tulga Ersal & Prof. Jing Sun, developed a model-based control strategy ┬áto improve performance and durability of automotive PEM fuel cell systems.

The dissertation defense will be held at the U-M Energy Institute in Room 3017 of the PML Building, and the public is invited.