Welcome to the Fuel Cell and Green Energy Lab

The Fuel Cell and Green Energy Laboratory, headed by Professor Xianguo Li, focuses on the understanding of fundamental and applied green energy conversion technologies using analytical modeling, numerical simulation, and experimental observation. Current research topics include the characterization of heat and mass diffusion of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) materials, modelling of PEMFC catalyst layer manufacturing, and the characterization of biodiesel fuel spray droplet formation. Please contact Xianguo Li for further information on the research projects or to apply to the research group.

PEM Fuel Cell

The Fuel Cell and Green Energy Laboratory is located on the 3rd floor of the Energy Research Centre (ERC) at the University of Waterloo. Our facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment for characterizing and testing the performance of fuel cells, much of which has been custom designed.

Xianguo Li, is the Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Green Energy and a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Energy Research, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Encyclopaedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, and the chair of the Advanced Energy Systems Division of the CSME (Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering).


Dr. Xianguo Li has recently been appointed to the AEM Hydrogen Electrolyser Advisory Board at Cipher Neutron, as detailed in an announcement made on June 7, 2023. The news, available on Newsfile, highlights the strategic move by Cipher Neutron to enhance its electrolyser technology, pivotal for hydrogen production. Dr. Li's expertise is expected to drive significant advancements in this area, catering to the increasing need for sustainable energy carriers. This development is particularly timely, considering the expanded focus on green energy solutions.

CBC recently emphasizes why Canada needs to leverage both electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen fuel cell cars to meet its emission targets effectively. The insightful piece underscores the complementary roles these technologies will play in creating a robust, eco-friendly transportation sector. It advocates for a diversified approach, harnessing the strengths of both EVs and hydrogen fuel cells, to address the climate crisis comprehensively. For more detailed insights, readers are encouraged to refer to the full articles.