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Dr. Severin Vierrath

Head of Electrochemical Energy Systems

VitaSeverin Vierrath 2023

Severin Vierrath studied Mechanical Engineering and Economics at RWTH Aachen University. He wrote his diploma thesis „A Control Design for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines “ at the „Institut für Regelungstechnik“ (Institute for Automatic Control Engineering). After working as a scientist at Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg in the field of PEM electrolysis (solar hydrogen), he started his Ph.D. in August 2013 at the chair of Prof. R. Zengerle. He finished his PhD in April 2017 at the chair of Prof. R. Zengerle with the title „Morphological and Electrochemical Investigation of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Components“. Since January 2018 he is leading the group „Electrochemical Energy Systems“ together with Matthias Breitwieser.



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  • Rau, Sebastian; Vierrath, Severin; Ohlmann, Jens; Fallisch, Arne; Lackner, David; Dimroth, Frank; Smolinka, Tom (2014): Highly Efficient Solar Hydrogen Generation—An Integrated Concept Joining III–V Solar Cells with PEM Electrolysis Cells. In: Energy Technology 2 (1), S. 43–53



  • F-Cell Award „Research & Development“ (2022)
  • F-Cell Award „Research & Development“ (2019)
  • Best Poster Award für eine neue Methode zur Beschichtung von Membranen für Brennstoffzellen, 7. internationalen Konferenz “Fundamentals & Development of Fuel Cells” in Stuttgart (02/2017)
  • Best Poster Award - PEMFC; MODVAL 13 – Symposium for Fuel Cell and Battery Modeling and Experimental Validation, Lausanne/Schweiz (03/2016)






Department of Microsystems Engineering – IMTEK
Laboratory for MEMS Applications
Georges-Koehler-Allee 103, 2nd floor (Hahn-Schickard building)
79110 Freiburg





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