The ESPL was established in 2008 by the present director, Prof. Hyunchul Ju.
The ESPL general research interest is to investigate and develop a new type of energy conversion/storage technology that can conserve our natural resources, have a high-energy efficiency and be environmentally friendly. Presently, among all of the imaginable energy technologies for a sustainable future, the primary research of the ESPL is focused on fuel cells, hydrogen energy and advanced batteries for vehicle propulsion, stationary power generation, portable electronics, etc.
The ESPL pursues fundamental-oriented and multidisciplinary research, collaborating with many faculty and researchers from academia, national labs, and worldwide companies. The ESPL's broad range of expertise includes thermal-fluid transport, electrochemisty, nano and micro fabrication, chemical kinetics and reacting flows, computational fluid dynamics, and experimental design and testing.
The mission of the ESPL is to conduct the fundamental and applied research on fuel cell, hydrogen, and battery systems, which enables industrial engineers to overcome their challenges and accelerate the commercailization of the advanced energy systems. To accomplish the ambitious goal, the ESPL is expanding by establishing state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities as well as employing individual talents. In addition to active research, the ESPL is heavily utilized for training the next generation in fuel cell, hydrogen and battery technologies.
The ESPL is always looking for new opportunities or people with expertise in emerging areas.
Please contact Prof. Hyunchul Ju(hcju@inha,ac,kr) if you are interested in more information.