Chair of Technical Electrochemistry
Department of Chemistry
Technische Universität München
Lichtenbergstrasse 4, 85748 Garching, Germany
E-mail: hubert.gasteiger  tum.de
Electrocatalysts, electroactive components, and electrode development related to (Li-Ion) batteries, low-temperature fuel cells, and electrolyzers as well as materials degradation mechanisms.
226 refereed publications (see publons.com)
(34800 citations, h‑index: 80; source: web of science, February 2021).
In 2019, he was listed as „Highly Cited Researcher“ (based on articles published 2008-2018).
15 book chapters
38 published patent applications and patents
Editor-In-Chief of the Handbook of Fuel Cells (Wiley 2003 & 2009)
- Co-coordinator of the Battery Analytics Cluster AQua, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (since 2020)
- Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of Eindhoven University of Technology (01/2020 until 01/2024)
- Cluster Coordinator for Water Electrolysis in the BMBF funded P2X Kopernikus project (since 2016)
- Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Institute for Advanced Study at TU Munich (since 2017)
- Chair of the Examination Board in Chemistry at TUM (since 2015)
Former Chair of the ECS Fuel Cell Subcommittee (2009 - 2015)
2020: Vittorio De Nora Award from the Electrochemical Society (ECS)
2020: Battery Division Research Award from the Battery Division of the ECS
2018: Supervisory Award given by the TUM Chemistry Department
2018: Jacobus van’t Hoff Lecture from the Delft University of Technology
2017: Energy Technology Division Research Award from the ECS
2015: George C.A. Schuit Award Lecture at the University of Delaware
2015: David C. Grahame Award of the Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division of the ECS
2012: Eminent Visitor Award by the Catalysis Society of South Africa
2012: Recipient of the Grove Medal for Fuel Cell Research
2011: Fellow of the Electrochemical Society
2004: Promotion to General Motors Technical Fellow
2003: Klaus-Jürgen Vetter Prize for Electrochemical Kinetics from the International Society of Electrochemistry
2001: General Motors Chairman’s Honors Award (“Stack 2000” Project)
1997: Teaching Award from Ulm University (for senior-level “Heterogeneous Catalysis”)
1994: Norman Hackerman Young Author Award from the Electrochemical Society
1990: Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award from UC Berkeley
1986-1988: Fulbright Scholarship for M.S. program at Oregon State University
2010: Full Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM, Chemistry): electrocatalysis, materials development, and materials degradation phenomena related to batteries, fuel cells, and electrolyzers.
2009: Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Cambridge, USA) with Yang Shao-Horn: catalysis in lithium-air batteries and model oxide catalysts for fuel cells.
2007-2008: Director for Catalyst Development at Acta S.p.A. (Italy): catalysts and membrane-electrode-assemblies (MEAs) for alkaline membrane electrolyzers and fuel cells.
1999-2007: Technical Manager in the Fuel Cell Activities program of General Motors (GM)/Opel (1999 in Mainz-Kastel, Germany; 2000-2007 in Honeoye Falls, NY, USA): catalyst & MEA development.
1995-1998: Assistant Researcher in the Dept. of Surface Chemistry & Catalysis (Prof. Behm) at Ulm University (Germany): gas-phase & electrocatalysis related to fuel cell systems.
1994-1995: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory with Phil Ross and Nenad Marković (CA, USA): surface electrocatalysis using electron- and ion-spectroscopies.
1989-1993: Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, USA) with Prof. Cairns: methanol oxidation on PtRu model-electrodes.
1993: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley
1988: M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University (USA)
1986: Final Exam in Technical Chemistry from the University of Applied Sciences Nürnberg