Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Hubert A. Gasteiger



Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Gasteiger (born 1964) received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1993, studying the electrocatalysis of methanol oxidation on well-defined alloy electrodes. After 9 years of academic research on electrocatalysis and heterogeneous gas-phase catalysis at UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and at Ulm University, he spent 10 years working in industry. From 1998 to 2007, Professor Gasteiger was leading the fuel cell stack materials development for General Motors (GM)/Opel’s hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles (Rochester, NY, USA). In 2007 he joined Acta S.p.A. (Italy) as Director of Catalyst Technology, developing catalysts and electrodes for alkaline (membrane) fuel cells and electrolyzers. In January 2009 he took an assignment as Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working on lithium-air batteries. At TUM he is working as Full Professor in Technical Electrochemistry in the areas of batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers and electrocatalysis. He has published 145 peer-reviewed articles (h-index 64; 22500 citations; Web of Science), 15 book chapters, as well as 38 patents/patent applications.


  • Energy Technology Division Research Award of the Electrochemical Society (2017)
  • David C. Grahame Award from the Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division of the Electrochemical Society (2015)
  • Grove Medal for Fuel Cell Research (2012)
  • Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (2011)
  • General Motors Technical Fellow (2004)

Key Publications

Landesfeind J, Hattendorff J, Ehrl A, Wall WA, Gasteiger HA: "Tortuosity Determination of Battery Electrodes and Separators by Impedance Spectroscopy". J. Electrochem. Soc. 2016; 163(7): A1373-A1387.


Gröger O, Gasteiger HA, Suchsland JP: "Electromobility: Batteries or Fuel Cells?". J. Electrochem. Soc. 2015; 162(14): A2605-A2622.


Schwenke KU, Metzger M, Restle T, Piana M, Gasteiger HA: "The Influence of Water and Protons on Li2O2 Crystal Growth in Aprotic Li-O2 Cells". J. Electrochem. Soc. 2015; 162(4): A573-A584.


Durst J, Siebel A, Simon C, Hasché F, Herranz J, Gasteiger HA: "New Insights into the Electrochemical Hydrogen Oxidation and Evolution Reaction Mechanism". Energy Environ. Sci. 2014; 7: 2255-2260.


Gasteiger HA, Marković NM: "Just a Dream – or Future Reality? Advances in Catalyst Development Offer Hope for Commercially Viable Fuel Cells" (invited Perspective). Science. 2009; 324: 48-49.