MURI: Materials and Manufacturing Science & Engineering of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

MURI: Materials and Manufacturing Science & Engineering of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC) is sponsored by the office of Naval Research and is led by The University of Texas at Austin with collaboration from Stanford University. With a significantly higher energy density compared to the lithium ion batteries, DMFC has the potential to reduce significantly the weight of the power sources soldiers have to carry for long missions and portable electronic devices like laptops. More importantly, DMFC can provide uninterrupted power continuously without requiring an electrical outlet. Directed by Prof. Arumugam Manthiram, nine University of Texas faculty and thirteen University of Texas students and post-doctoral researchers are studying a range of key roadblocks to the development of viable DMFCs.

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