Jan Schwämmlein

Research Field

PEMFC, HOR catalysis, Membrane conductivity, Electrochemical deposition

  • Evaluation of oxygen transport resistance in MEAs
  • Conductivity of acid and alkaline exchange membranes at sub-zero degrees
  • Activity of novel HOR catalysts in alkaline and acid media
  • Rotating disc electrode voltammetry

Scientific Contribution


J. N. Schwämmlein,P. J. Rheinländer, Y. Chen, K. T. Freyer, H. A. Gasteiger / Anode Aging During PEMFC Start-Up and Shut-Down: H2-Air Fronts vs Voltage Cycles / J. Electrochem. Soc., 2018, 165, F1312-F1322 (Open Access) - DOI

J. N. Schwämmlein, B. J. Stühmeier, K. Wagenbauer,  H. Dietz,  V. Tileli, H. A. Gasteiger, H.A. El-Sayed / Origin of Superior HOR/HER Activity of Bimetallic Pt-Ru Catalysts in Alkaline Media Identified via Ru@Pt Core-Shell Nanoparticles / J. Electrochem. Soc., 2018, 165(5), H229-H239 (Open Access) - DOI

J. N. Schwämmlein, G. S. Harzer, A. M. Damjanovic and H. A. Gasteiger, Cathode Loading Impact on Voltage Cycling Induced PEMFC Degradation: A Voltage Loss Analysis / J. Electrochem. Soc., 2018, 165 (6), F3118-F3131 (Open Access) - DOI

J. N. Schwämmlein, P. J. Rheinländer, Y. Chen, K. T. Freyer and H. A. Gasteiger, ECS Trans., 80, 927 (2017)

J. N. Schwämmlein, H. A. El-Sayed, B. M. Stühmeier, K. F. Wagenbauer, H. Dietz and H. A. Gasteiger, „Origin of Superior Activity of Ru@Pt Core-Shell Nanoparticles towards Hydrogen Oxidation in Alkaline Media”, ECS Trans., 75 (14), 971-982 (2016)

S. Meini, M. Piana, H. Beyer, J. N. Schwämmlein and H. A. Gasteiger, „Effect of Carbon Surface Area on First Discharge Capacity of Li-O2 Cathodes and Cycle-Life Behavior in Ether-Based Electrolytes“, J. Electrochem. Soc., 159, A2135-A2142 (2012)


Oral/Poster Presentations

ECS AiMES, Cancún (Mexico) Carbon Supported PtxYz Alloy Catalysts – from RDE to PEMFC Application

232nd ECS Meeting, Washington (USA), ECS Student Travel Grant Anode Aging Through Voltage Cycling Induced by H2‑Air Fronts During SUSD

Origin of the Superior Activity of Bimetallic Pt-Ru Catalysts Towards Hydrogen Oxidation in Alkaline Media, ECS PRiME 2016

H2-Evolution Assisted Pt-Thin Film Deposition on Non-Noble Metal Surfaces, ECS Fall meeting 2015