The Tutor
(also Chair of the 2018 EFCF Conference)

Dr. André Weber is a senior researcher (Akademischer Oberrat) at the Institute for Applied Materials (IAM-WET) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, where he heads both the fuel cell and battery research groups. In addition, he acts as scientific manager of the “Fuel Cell Test Laboratory“ since 2002, a joint lab of KIT and the European Institute for Energy Research (EIfER), designated for the testing of fuel cell systems. After studying electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen university and a stay at Siemens Central Research, Munich (Germany), where he became acquainted with Ellen Ivers-Tiffée, he obtained his PhD at Universität Karlsruhe (TH), now KIT, in 2002. During this time he was strongly involved in the establishment of the SOFC group at IAM-WET, he has collaborated with many groups in numerous national, European and international research projects since 2000.
His research is related to the electrical testing and modeling of fuel cells and batteries, with a special emphasis on the detailed characterization by means of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The experimental and theoretical work of his research groups ranges from fundamental studies on model systems to the analysis of commercial products, aiming at an understanding of the complex coupling of electrochemical reactions and transport mechanisms in electrochemical devices. André Weber has authored or co-authored several book chapters, 80 conference proceedings, and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers on scientific topics related to fuel cells and batteries.