Leiming Hu is a postdoctoral researcher in NREL’s Chemistry and Nanoscience Center. His research at NREL focuses on electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction system and fuel cell electrode durability.

Prior to joining NREL, his doctoral research focused on polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, especially electrode durability study, catalyst layer proton transport analysis, and electrode microstructrure characterization using nano X-ray tomograpy and a plasma focus, ion-beam scanning electron microscope. He also worked on transport property studies using the Lattice Boltzmann method and finite element method.   

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Research Interests

Lowering atmospheric carbon dioxide in a large-scale renewable energy electrochemical process

Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell durability


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 

Featured Work

Robust Operation of Fuel Cell Systems in Subfreezing Conditions: A Material-Based Solution to Achieve Better Anode Durability, ACS Applied Energy Materials (2019)

Ionic Conductivity over Metal/Water Interfaces in Ionomer‐Free Fuel Cell Electrodes,ChemElectroChem (2019)

High Power Density Platinum Group Metal-free Cathodes for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel CellsACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2019)