Technische Chemie - Wark

Konrad Wolkersdörfer, Dipl.-Ing.
(PhD student)

W3 3-364

+49441 798 3727

E-Mail: konrad.wolkersdoerfer(at)

Research field: proton-exchange membranes for fuel cells



  • Proton-conducting coordination polymers
  • MOF-polymer hybrid membranes
  • Loaded metal-organic frameworks

PhD Thesis:

Title: MOF-polymer hybrid membranes in fuel cells

Fuel cells promote the use of non-fossil energy with applications ranging from stationary to automotive.

The project aims at the development of proton-exchange membranes which enable fuel cell operating temperatures above 100 °C. In the studied composite membranes proton-conducting metal-organic frameworks act as bifunctional filler. They support the retention of absorbed water in the membrane and provide an additional pathway for the proton conduction at low humidity.