InstituteTeam
Min Li, M.Sc.

Min Li, M.Sc.

Min Li, M.Sc.
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
203
Min Li, M.Sc.
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
203
Positions
Research Staff
Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics
Research Staff
Turbochargers and Centrifugal Compressors

Main Focus

  • Water management of fuel cells
  • Numerical reconstruction of Gas Diffusion Layer

Research Projects

Water management of fuel cells for aviation

One major technological issue of the PEM fuel cell is the proper water management to avoid water flooding phenomena and starvation. The cathode gas diffusion layer (GDL) surface should be free of liquid water to provide sufficient amounts of oxygen. Water removal in the gas channel (GC) is especially important in automotive applications of PEM fuel cells due to the frequent demand for high current density. The aim of the study is:

  1. To characterize water transport mechanism inside of GDL, and optimize the structure of GDL in mesoscopic level to improve the water removal.
  2. To study the pressure drop between the inlet and outlet of the GC, to characterize the two-phase flow pattern and the efficacy of water management.
  3. To study turbulent flow and liquid water behavior in inlet and outlet headers of fuel cell stack, reducing the impact of single cell flooding on the stack.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Work Experience
    • 2022 - today

    Research Assistant: Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics, Leibniz University Hannover

    • 2019 - 2020

    Internship: Helmholtz-Institut Ulm

    • 2019

    Internship: Weichai Power Co., Ltd., China

  • Studies
    • 2022 - today

    Doctor: Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics, Leibniz Universität Hannover

    • 2020 - 2022

    Research Associate: SE2A Excellence Cluster, TU Braunschweig

    • 2017 - 2020

    Power Machinery and Engineering (Master): Wuhan University of Technology, China

    Study Work: "Mesoscopic modeling and characterization of porous electrodes for vanadium redox flow batteries"

    Diploma Thesis: "Flow splitting and turbulence phenomena in manifolds of fuel cell stacks"

    • 2013 - 2017

    Traffic and Transportation (Bachelor): Shandong Agricultural University, China