Hi, I am Hubert Meissel and I work for Aerostack.
What was your original motivation to become a researcher?
I want to fill out my curiosity for sciences and improving daily life with new technologies.
What is your (main) research area today?
Today, my main research topics are hydrogen and platinum-based catalysts. I am working on how to use optimally hydrogen in aeronautic Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC). Therefore, the development of new materials (e.g., platinum-based catalysts) becomes very important on this BRAVA project.
What is the main objective of your team in BRAVA?
We will develop Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) which would perform efficiently in aeronautic PEMFC.
What expertise and facilities does your team have to meet those objectives?
We have a lot of expertise on fuel cells and the strong collaboration between universities and industries, as well as, European collaboration in BRAVA supports us.
Which aspects of your research at BRAVA do you believe are the most innovative and what unique opportunities offer BRAVA to yourself and/or your organisation?
The development of new types of catalysts and membranes for higher performances and durability in aeronautic PEMFC.
How do you see the future use of the BRAVA-results and the impact of BRAVA-project in our daily lives?
Because BRAVA project is based on a strong collaboration between universities and industries, we can easily imagine a direct use of BRAVA-results in the next aeronautic hydrogen PEMFC.