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  There are three specialized laboratories in the Center including the Renewable Energy Laboratory, Energy management Laboratory, and Energy Systems Laboratory. These laboratories are equiped with the instruments necessary for research student projects at Master and Ph.D. levels.

  1-  Renewable Energy Research Laboratory: Fuel Cell Section

  Green Research Center (GRC)

  Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)




  To build up the technical capacity in the area of Fuel Cell so that the GRC can play the role of the technical-expert organization in this area for the Iranian society in the near future.

  Development of advanced electrochemical methods for treatment of wastewaters

  Green fuel production: Hydrogen, biofuel,…

  Equipment and Instrumentation

  Fuel cell test stand with flow controllers and instrumentations

  Fuel Cell Components - membrane electrode assembly, gas diffusion layer, and flow field plates

  High Pressure Reactor

  General equipments: Programmable high temperature Furnace, Vacuum Oven, Ultrasonic Homogenizer, Mechanical mixer, Digital PH meter, Centrifuge,….

  Research Scopes

  The hydrothermal synthesis of Pt/C nanocomposites for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs )

  Fabrication of the Non-Flourinated Nanocomposite Proton Exchange Membrane as a Substitute for the Nafion in PEM Fuel Cells

  Synthesis and Characterization of Nafion-Oxide Nanocomposite Membrane for High Temperature Fuel Cell Application

  Synthesis and physical/electrochemical characterization of Pt/C nanocatalyst for polymer electrolyte fuel cells

  Application of nano material in gas diffusion layers for proton exchange membrane fuel cell

  Castor oil transesterification reaction: A kinetic study and optimization of parameters

  Modeling the dynamic characteristics of PEM Fuel cell

  The application of electrochemical technology to the wastewater treatment

  Technical, economical and environmental investigation of micro-generation systems based on fuel cells

  multi-objective optimization PEM fuel cell systems




  Laboratory Members



  Dr. S. Rowshanzamir - Assistant Professor

  In Ph.D. program

  A. Esmaeilifar

  S. J. Peighambardoust

  MS graduated

  M. Amirinejad

  T. Eshagh Nimvar

  R. Eidi

  M. Zahedi n ezhad

  S. M. Sharifi.Asl

  K. Ramezani


  E. Ghazanfari

  M. Noorollahi

  M. Amjadi




  In MS program

  P. Moradi

  F. Hashemi

  S. Rakhshanpoori

  D. Agahizad

  S. Hassanbegi

  M. Mollayi


  M. Yazdanpour

  N. Khabazi

  M. Safdarnejad




  Related Publications:

  1. Rowshanzamir, S., Kazemini, M. and Kabiri Isfahani, M. (1998), Mass balance and water management for hydrogen - air fuel cells of the alkaline matrix type . Int. J . Hydrogen Energy , 23 (6), 1499-506

  2. Rowshanzamir, S and Kazemini, M. A new immobilized - alkali H2 / O2 Fuel cell. J. Power Sources, 88(2000) 262-268

  3. Amirinejad, M., Rowshanzamir, S., Eikani, M.H., Effects of operating parameters on performance of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. J. of Power Sources, 161(2), 872-875, 2006.

  4. M. Zahedi nezhad, S. Rowshanzamir , M. H. Eikani, Autothermal reforming of methane to synthesis gas: modeling and simulation, Int. J . Hydrogen Energy, 3 4 (2009) 1292 – 1300.

  5. Eikani, M.H. and Rowshanzamir, S., Synthesis gas from natural gas by noncatalytic partial oxidation. International Journal of Engineering Science, Iran University of Science and Technology, 15(1), 57-67, 2004.

  6. S. Rowshanzamir, Mohammad H. Eikani, M. Khoshnoodi, T. Eshagh Nimvar, “ A parametric study of the PEM fuel cell cathode“,IUST International Journal of Engineering Science, accepted.

2- Energy management Laboratory




  3- Energy Systems Laboratory

  In this laboratory, with utilizing professional energy auditing equipments, energy auditing and management is performed in buildings and industry. The auditing equipments are categorized as follows:

  1- Temperature and Humidity data loggers

  2- Fluids and stock flow gas analysis equipments

  3- Combustion efficiency analyzer

  4- Exhaust gas analyzer

  In this laboratory, after data logging and energy auditing from a building or industry, by utilizing specialized computer programming, the optimal methods and technologies which help in energy saving is introduced which will be economically advisable.



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