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


Advanced Fuel Cell Materials and Testing Lab

  • Novel materials will be developed and manufactured here. These materials will be tested for electro-chemical performance and structural integrity when used within a whole cell
  • Location: Engineering Sciences Building (ESB) G86
  • Researchers: Liu, Kang, Celik, Finklea and Sabolsky

Nano-Materials Lab

  • Location: Engineering Sciences Building (ESB) B33
  • Researchers: Wu, Kang, Liu and Song

Fuel-Cell Testing Lab

  • Novel anode materials will be tested component wise and/or as part of a fuel cell system to analyze coal-syngas trace element performance degradation
  • Location: Engineering Sciences Building (ESB) B61E
  • Researchers: Zondlo, Finklea and Sabolsky

Shared Facilities

  • Researchers: Wu, Song, Sabolsky and Finklea

CFD & AMP Center

  • The Center serves the research needs of more than 5 faculty, 4 post-doctoral fellows and 12 graduate students. The computational resources includes a 64 core distributed memory computing cluster based on Intel Xeon Quad-core processor which is operated by the Laboratory staff. In addition, the Center has a general purpose, graphics processor unit (GPGPU) compute node. It has an Intel i7-4771 processor with 32Gb of RAM, 2TB of hard-drive storage, and a server based motherboard with an Intel C226 Chipset. There are 8 PCIe ATI Radeon HD 7990 GPUs that have two Tahini GPU compute nodes per card resulting in a total of 16 GPU compute units. The theoretical maximum computational throughput of all the GPUs cards is 32.8TFlops single precision and 8.0 TFlops double precision. If needed, the CFD group also has access to facilities of West Virginia University's High Performance Computing center, which include a 192 core 'Mountaineer' cluster with Intel high-density processors and an average RAM of 4GB per processor.
  • Location: Engnieering Research Building (ERB) 114
  • Researchers: Celik

Analytical Electrochemistry Laboratory

  • Researchers: Wu, Liu, Zondlo and Sabolsky