// Dr. Joachim Scholta

Research Departments

Fuel Cell Stacks (ECB)


+49 731 9530-206


Since 2009: Head of Department Fuel Cell Stacks (ECB)

1989 to 2008: Scientist at ZSW in Ulm in the field of low- and middle-temperature fuel cells

Until 1993: PhD at the TH Darmstadt in the field of phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFC)

Fields of activity

Main topics: Polymer Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) - fuel cell components and systems

Further topics: Direct-methanol fuel cells (DMFC) & PAFC - characterization of full cells and components, may also be through x-ray and neutron radiation

Selection of Publications

  • Arvind Kannan, Alexander Kabza, Joachim Scholta, Long term testing of start–stop cycles on high temperature PEM fuel cell stack, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 277, 1 March 2015, Pages 312-316, ISSN 0378-7753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.11.115. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378775314019727)
  • R. Kuhn, J. Scholta, Ph. Krüger, Ch. Hartnig, W. Lehnert, T. Arlt, I. Manke, Measuring device for synchrotron X-ray imaging and first results of high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 196, Issue 12, 15 June 2011, Pages 5231-5239, ISSN 0378-7753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2010.11.025.
  • J. Scholta, J. Pawlik, N. Chmielewski, L. Jörissen, Longevity test results for reformate polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell stacks, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 196, Issue 12, 15 June 2011, Pages 5264-5271, ISSN 0378-7753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2010.08.113.
  • Nawaz Akhtar, Arshad Qureshi, Joachim Scholta, Christoph Hartnig, Matthias Messerschmidt, Werner Lehnert, Investigation of water droplet kinetics and optimization of channel geometry for PEM fuel cell cathodes, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 34, Issue 7, April 2009, Pages 3104-3111, ISSN 0360-3199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2009.01.022.
  • C. Hartnig, L. Jörissen, J. Kerres, W. Lehnert and J. Scholta, 4 - Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and 5 - Direct methanol fuel cells, In Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials, edited by Michael Gasik, Woodhead Publishing, 2008, Pages 101-208, Materials for Fuel Cells, ISBN 9781845693305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1533/9781845694838.101.