Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Engineers

Hydrogen fuel cell engineers design, develop, construct, modify, and test fuel cells that convert fuel into electricity. They track the building of prototypes and test and adjust their products so that the products perform properly.

Career Details

Daily, hydrogen fuel cell engineers may perform analysis using electrochemical or methodological diagnosis. This role requires an extensive amount of thinking and analyzing and being a creative thinker is a very important skill for this career. 

Employees in this career are responsible for a wide range of duties such as validating the designs of fuel cells. They write technical reports and they authorize the release of fuel cell parts for production. This type of engineer is also involved in planning and conducting experiments to validate new materials, optimize start-up protocols, reduce conditioning times, or examine contaminant tolerance. 

What is a hydrogen fuel cell?

Hydrogen fuel cells are used to power cars, buses, or trains as a clean alternative to petrol or diesel.

Skills required for this career:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Detailed-orientated and analytical 
  • Critical thinking skills
Study options:
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial plants
  • Laboratories