National Institute of Fuel-Cell Technology
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
West Virginia University

National Institute of Fuel-cell Technology (NIFT)

National Institute of Fuel-cell Technology (NIFT) is a multi-disciplinary cluster of energy researchers from various departments of West Virginia University (WVU). Through our multi-disciplinary, multi-scale research program, NIFT strives to make fuel cells an affordable, efficient, and clean source of energy. Our strengths are in: applying nano-technology to develop and fabricate materials for advanced coal-based fuel cells; establishing a state-of-the-art material characterization and fuel cell testing laboratory; and modeling fuel cell performance from atomistic to continuum scale using high performance computing. To guide our research activities, we have established cooperative relationships with industrial organizations and DOE national labs including the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) located in Morgantown, WV.