From the Back Cover
A unique presentation of the basic science and engineering behind fuel cells
Fuel Cell Fundamentals is an accessible, introductory book that thoroughly covers the basic science and engineering behind fuel cell technology. Emphasizing the founding scientific principles that govern fuel cell operations, it provides straightforward descriptions of how fuel cells work, why they offer the potential for high efficiency, and how their unique advantages can best be used.
Fuel Cell Fundamentals assumes no prior knowledge of fuel cells or electrochemistry and is accessible to fuel cell beginners and any engineering or science major with a background in calculus, basic physics, and elementary thermodynamics. It's conveniently divided into two parts:
- Part I: Fuel Cell Principlesfocuses on basic fuel cell physics, including illustrated diagrams, examples, text boxes, and review questions that foster an intuitive understanding of fuel cells
- Part II: Fuel Cell Technologypresents a discussion of the practical applications of fuel cell technology, including valuable information on selecting the best fuel cell for a given application and how to design a complete system
About the Author
RYAN O'HAYRE, PhD, is serving an NSF fellowship at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.
SUK-WON CHA, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University.
WHITNEY COLELLA, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.
FRITZ B. PRINZ, PhD, is the Rodney H. Adams Professor in the School of Engineering and serves as Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.