Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells . for the Rest of Us
by Jim Fenton
Sunday, October 29, 2006| Cancun, Mexico
James M. Fenton is currently the Director of the University of Central Florida’s Florida Solar Energy Center and a professor of mechanical, materials, and aerospace engineering (since January 2005). He formerly served as a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Connecticut. After receiving a BS degree in chemical engineering from UCLA and MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, he joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in 1984 where he then supervised approximately 35 graduate students who published over 120 papers.
The Florida Solar Energy Center is the largest and most active state-supported renewable energy and energy efficiency research, development, and training institute in the United States. FSEC’s research activities include solar water and pool heating, photovoltaics (solar electric) and distributed generation systems, energy-efficient buildings, alternative transportation systems and fuels, hydrogen, fuel cells, and energy education. The FSEC fuel cell team leads the DOE’s twelve competitively awarded projects for development of high temperature, low relative humidity polymer membranes to be used in automobile engine polymer electrolyte fuel cells.