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Institute of Energy and Climate Research
Techno-economic Systems Analysis (IEK-3)

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Prof. Stolten

1989 - Ph.D. in Metallurgy (specilalization in the mechanical and electrical Properties of titane and zirconate ceramics), Technical University of Clausthal
1986 - Diploma in material engineering, Technical University of Clausthal

Language skills
German (mother tongue), English

Areas of expertise
- Hydrogen science and engineering
- Water electrolysis
- Solid oxide fuel cell engineering


2000-presentProfessor, Faculty for Mechanical Engineering, Chair of Fuel Cells, RWTH Aachen University
1998-presentDirector, IEK-3

Researcher at Dornier Systemtechnik GmbH (acquired by Daimler AG in 1994)

- 1997-1998 Marketing Manager, Dornier Satellite Systems
- 1995-1997 Project leader, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
- 1990-1995 Head of the working group “Ceramics for Fuel Cells”
- 1986-1989 Research Engineer, Robert Bosch GmbH

Additional Experience

2013-presentMember of the Board, Society of Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany
2012-presentMember of the Editorial Board, Journal Applied Energy, Elsevier
2012-presentVice President, International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)
2012-presentMember of the supervisory board, “Wuppertal Institute GmbH”,
Wuppertal Germany
2011-presentMember of the scientific advisory board, Institute for the Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Max Planck Society
2011-presentMember of the board, Chemical and Process Engineering of the
German Association of Engineers (VDI-GVC)
2005-2009 Member of the Technology/Engineering Working Group at the Global Roundtable on Climate Change (GROCC), Columbia University, NY
2004-2011 Vice-chairman of the supervisory board, Masterflex AG
2003-presentMember of the Energy Process Engineering division, ProcessNet, an initiative of Dechema and the VDI-GVC
2003-2013Member of the strategy council, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen, Ministries for Transportation, Economics and Research (BMVBS, BMWI und BMBF)
2003-2006 Member of the Advisory Council to the EU for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
2003-2005Chairman of the steering panel, “Strategic Research Agenda”
2000-2005Chairman and involved in set-up and development of the competence network, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen NRW
2000-2005 Member of the scientific board, Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere (ICG), Forschungszentrum Jülich
2000-2007Member of the Board, Association of Electrochemical Research Facilities
2000-present German Delegate to the Executive Committee of the Implementing Agreement for Advanced Fuel Cells, International Energy Agency (appointed by the German Ministry of Economics, BMWI)