Fuel Cell Engineers

What they do:

Design, evaluate, modify, or construct fuel cell components or systems for transportation, stationary, or portable applications.

On the job, you would:

  • Write technical reports or proposals related to engineering projects.
  • Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, or talk with colleagues to stay abreast of new technology or competitive products.
  • Validate design of fuel cells, fuel cell components, or fuel cell systems.
  • Simulate or model fuel cell, motor, or other system information, using simulation software programs.
  • Recommend or implement changes to fuel cell system designs.
  • Provide technical consultation or direction related to the development or production of fuel cell systems.
  • Plan or conduct experiments to validate new materials, optimize startup protocols, reduce conditioning time, or examine contaminant tolerance.
  • Integrate electric drive subsystems with other vehicle systems to optimize performance or mitigate faults.
  • Identify or define vehicle and system integration challenges for fuel cell vehicles.
  • Fabricate prototypes of fuel cell components, assemblies, stacks, or systems.

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