M.Sc.Eng. and PhD in the field of thermal energy systems.
During my engineering education the connecting thread have been design and optimization of thermal energy systems in general, but I have focused on fuel cell systems which I worked with both theoretically and practically.
I contributed to the making of a hydrogen fuelled fuel cell (PEMFC) vehicle called DTU Dynamo through propulsion system design and construction. The purpose of the project was to develop as fuel efficient a vehicle as possible and compete against others. The vehicle won the Shell Eco Marathon competition two years in a row (2005+2006) with fuel efficiency records of 671 km/L and 810 km/L (gasoline equivalent).
The work on the propulsion system resulted in a patent filed invention concerning a new no loss hydrogen system. The patent application was unfortunately rejected because of another just earlier patent filing with a like system design but with another purpose. [cf. European patent application EP1796197, A system for generating electrical power using fuel cells and an improved method for generating electrical power using fuel cells, published 2007-06-13]
My master's thesis concerned emission reduction from a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) system in cooperation with the Danish fuel cell company IRD A/S.
My PhD work focused on combining thermal biomass gasification and high-temperature fuel cells (SOFCs) for efficient combined heat and power production. This was done in a modelling study.
My postdoctoral research will address more advanced plant configurations of hybrid gasifier and SOFC plants. Furthermore, experimental investigations of long-term operation of SOFCs fuelled with product gas from two-stage gasification of biomass will be conducted.
Specialties: Design and optimization of thermal energy systems,
applied thermodynamics, simulation and modelling, exergy analysis,
thermoeconomics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, gasification, fuel
cells and fuel cell systems.
Decentralized combined heat and power production by two-stage biomass gasification and solid oxide fuel cells
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2013
Publication: Research › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012
Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2011
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