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Prof. Dr. Werner Lehnert

2007 - Habilitation in Physical Chemistry, Ulm University, Germany
1993 - Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
1989 - Diploma in Physics, University of Bonn, Germany

Language skills
German (mother tongue), English

Areas of expertise
- Polymer Electrolyte and High-Temperature Polymer Electrolyte fuel cells
- Cell component, Cell and Stack development
- Modeling and simulation of electrochemical converters from component to stack level
- Single and two phase flow phenomena in electrochemical devices
- Visualization of processes in electrochemical devices
- Applied Electrochemistry
- Electrochemical process engineering

Lectures at Universities:
Since 2012, RWTH Aachen University
- Modeling in electrochemical process engineering

2001 – 2011, Ulm University
- Applied electrochemistry
- Fuel cell technology, Modeling and simulation
- Fundamentals of electrochemical process engineering

International Experience

2012-PresentProfessor for “Modeling in Electrochemical Process Engineering” at RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2008-Present Head of department: High-temperature Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEK-3 and
since 2012, Professor for “Modeling in Electrochemical Process Engineering” at the RWTH Aachen

Head of department: Electrochemical Simulation and Processes, Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW) and

Head of: Fuel Cell Research Alliance Baden-Wuerttemberg (FABZ)

1998-2000 Project Engineer at Adam Opel AG Rüsselsheim (Global Alternative Propulsion Center, GM/Opel Fuel Cell Research)
1995-98 Scientific co-worker in the Institute of Energy Process Engineering (IEV), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
1989-95 Post-doc at the Universities of Bonn, Düsseldorf and Ulm


seit 2001Member of the advisory board “f-cell symposium”, Stuttgart, Germany
seit 2001Member of the committee “f-cell award”
2017Session organizer “21st International Conference on Solid State Ionics, SSI21, Padua, Italy”
2017Member of scientific advisory committee “6th European PEFC & Electrolyser Forum”, Lucerne Switzerland
2016Member of scientific advisory board “MLZ conference: Neutrons for Energy“, Bad Reichenhall, Germany
2015Member of scientific advisory committee “5th European PEFC & H2 Forum”, Lucerne, Switzerland
2015Member of scientific advisory committee “Soft Matter & Neutrons GO Energy”, Feldafing, Germany
2011Oranisator “8th Symposium on Fuel Cell Modeling and Experimental Validation – MODVAL8” Bonn, Germany
2010Co-editor, Innovations in Fuel Cell Technology, RSC Publishing, Cambridge, 2010
2004-2008Member of the supervisory board “fuel Cell Education and Training Centre Ulm (WBZU), Germany
1997Co-editor, Proc. of the 5th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, The Electrochem. Soc., Inc., Pennington 1997
1997Member of scientific organizing team ”5th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC –V)”, Aachen, Germany
1997Co-editor, Elektrochemische Verfahrenstechnik, GDCh-Monographie, Band 9, Frankfurt 1997
1996Member of scientific organizing team “Jahrestagung der GDCh-Fachgruppe Angewandte Elektrochemie“, Monheim, Germany