Graz University of Technology (TUG) was founded in 1811, consists of 7 faculties, 96 institutes, employs a total staff of 3.852 (1.882 of which are academic staff) and has 13.672 regular students (as of 31st of December 2022). Under the motto of “Science, Passion, Technology”, TUG has a strong emphasis on application driven research and development. Within MEAsureD, the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology leads WP2, which focuses on durability testing of the newly developed HT-PEMFC materials.

Meet Ass.Prof. Dr. Merit Bodner, TUG project manager. She holds a tenure track position in the field of Electrochemical Engineering at the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology at TUG, where she leads the working group with the same name. She has a background in chemistry and chemical engineering with particular focus on fuel cell and electrolyser lifetime; a field in which she works since 2011. She has vast experience in national and international research project management and received the Hydrogen Europe Research Young Scientist Award 2022 under the Hydrogen Usage pillar.

Meet Florian Tritscher, a PhD student at the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology of TU Graz. He is currently working on the single cell testing and characterization of high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He holds a Master’s degree in Technical Chemistry from TUG. His focus is on polymer chemistry, inorganic materials and electrochemistry.