University of Birmingham
Research, education, and professionalisation
The University of Birmingham (UoB) hosts the Centre for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research (CFCHR), the largest research group in this area in the United Kingdom. It leads the UK Centre of Doctoral Training in “Fuel Cells and their Fuels” and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Master of Science degree programme in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology (TeacHy) that started at UoB in 2009 and is part of the technician training in Improving the Knowledge in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology for Technicians (KnowHy).
Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, the UoB team leader, has worked in consultancy, business, research management, and academic roles. He is the director of the Joint European Summer School (JESS) on Fuel Cells, Electrolysers, and Batteries. In addition to the CFCHR, the UoBEnterprises technology transfer unit and the Career Network contribute to KICStartH2.