Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Hubert A. Gasteiger



Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

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 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 MIT, working on lithium-air batteries. At TUM he is working as Full Professor in Technical Electrochemistry in the areas of electrocatalysis and batteries. He published 72 papers (h-index 42; 9000 citations) in refereed journals as well as 13 book chapters, and has 29 patents/patent applications.


  • Grove Medal for fuel cell research (2012)
  • Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (2011)
  • Promotion to General Motors Technical Fellow (2004)
  • Klaus-Jürgen Vetter Prize from the International 
Society of Electrochemistry (2004)
  • Teaching Award, Ulm University (1997 for senior-level “Heterogeneous Catalysis”)

Key Publications

 Suntivich J, Gasteiger HA, Yabuuchi N, Nakanishi H, Goodenough JB, Shao-Horn Y: “Design Principles for Oxygen-Reduction Activity on Perovskite 
Oxide Catalysts for Fuel Cells and Metal-Air Batteries”. Nature Chem. 2011; 3: 546‑550.


Lu YC, Xu Z, Gasteiger HA, Chen S, Hamad-Schifferli K, Shao-Horn Y: “Platinum-Gold Nanoparticles: A Highly Active Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Rechargeable Lithium-Air Batteries”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010; 132: 12170-12172.


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.


Neyerlin KC, Gu W, Jorne J, Gasteiger HA: “Determination of Catalyst Unique Parameters for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in a PEMFC”. J. Electrochem. Soc.: 2006; 153: A1955-A1963.


Gasteiger HA, Kocha SS, Sompalli S, Wagner FT: “Activity Benchmarks and Requirements for Pt, Pt-Alloys, and Non-Pt Oxygen Reduction Catalysts for PEMFCs”; Appl. Catal. B: Env. 2005; 56: 9-35.