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Prof. Dr. Hubert A. Gasteiger



Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Gasteiger develops materials and electrodes for lithium-ion batteries as well as for PEM fuel cells and electrolyzers. To unravel aging mechanisms, he utilizes numerous ex situ and in situ/operando diagnostics. He has published 185 refereed articles (h-index 67; 25500 citations), 15 book chapters, and 38 patents/patent applications.

He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1993. After 9 years of academic research on electrocatalysis and gas-phase catalysis at UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and at Ulm University, he worked for 10 years at General Motors/Opel in the US. There, from 1998-2007, he led the fuel cell stack materials development for hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. In 2007, he joined Acta S.p.A. (Italy) as Director of Catalyst Technology, developing catalysts and electrodes for alkaline fuel cells and electrolyzers. In 2009, he was Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working on lithium-air batteries. Since 2010, he has been full professor at TUM, where he founded and leads the Chair of Technical Electrochemistry.


  • 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 (all publications)

Wandt J, Freiberg ATS, Ogrodnik A, Gasteiger HA: "Singlet Oxygen Evolution from Layered Transition Metal Oxide Cathode Materials and its Implications for Lithium-Ion Batteries". Materials Today 2018; 21(8): 825-833.


Jung R, Metzger M, Maglia F, Stinner C, Gasteiger HA.: "Chemical versus Electrochemical Electrolyte Oxidation on NMC111, NMC622, NMC811, LNMO, and Conductive Carbon". J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017; 8: 4820-4825.


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.


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.