The University of Ljubljana (UL) is the oldest and largest higher education, scientific and research institution in Slovenia. It encompasses 23 faculties in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, medicine and three academies of art. The University has more than 40,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants, and administrative staff. Laboratory for Internal Combustion Engines and Electromobility (Licem), a part of the faculty of mechanical engineering, leads the work package 3, dealing with advanced modeling framework on high temperature fuel cells.

Meet Tomaž Katrašnik, full professor of Energy Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Head of the Laboratory for Internal Combustion Engines and Electromobility as well as Head of the Slovene Research Programme Energy Engineering. He is also President of Technical board of Slovenian Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership (SRIP) Mobility and Leader of Sustainable energy pillar of SRIP Networks for the transition to Circular economy. His research focuses on multi-scale modelling of batteries and fuel cells as well as on electric, hybrid, fuel cell and conventional powertrains, internal combustion engines, thermochemical processes, alternative energy vectors, energy systems and sector coupling.

Meet Matej Prijatelj, a postdoctoral researcher at Licem since 2022. He has finished his PhD in nanotechnology at the Jožef Stefan institute and has previously worked at Hella as a thermal management expert. Currently, he is working on polymer electrolyte fuel cell degradation modeling, focusing on bimetallic catalysts.

Meet Ambrož Kregar  PhD (2016) and BSc (2011) in physics at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. He was a postdoc researcher at Technical University Graz, Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry. He is an assistant at the University of Ljubljana Faculty for Education,and a researcher in the Laboratory for Internal Combustion Engines and Electromobility at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. His research focus is on the modeling of degradation phenomena in hydrogen fuel cells with the focus on degradation of supported platinum-based catalysts and chemical degradation of proton exchange membranes. He has been involved in multiple internationally funded projects on e-mobility and fuel cells durability and has authored numerous research papers on the topic.