Chris Roberts is a visiting summer research Intern in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL. He is currently completing his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at Wayne State University. Prior to joining UCL Engineering Chris focused his research on emulsion formation in micro reactors along with analysis of inertial focusing of particles in micro flow. His current research interest includes microfluidics, green engineering and computational fluid dynamics.
Analysis of End Plate Compression and Heat Transfer across PEM Fuel Cell Stacks. He is conducting analysis of various end plate designs and examining their performance in ANSYS Simulations to test structural rigidity and uniform compression in stack formation. Simulations will also be focused on heat transfer and gas flow of specific gases through the PEM Fuel Cell Stack. The overall aim of this project is to develop an efficient, lightweight and structurally rigid design to support a commercial fuel cell stacks.