The Fuel Cell Consortium for Performance and Durability's (FC-PAD's) core lab team consists of five national laboratories and leverages a multi-disciplinary team and capabilities to accelerate improvements in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) performance and durability.

FC-PAD is one of several consortia funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Each consortium follows a similar model, where the core team consisting of the national labs will serve as a resource to industry and later also collaborate on innovative projects with universities and companies.

Fuel Cell Consortium for Performance and Durability organization chart. At the top of the chart is the Fuel Cell Technologies Office Program Manager/Selection Official. This role, along with U.S. DRIVE and other entities, advises the FC-PAD Steering Committee. The steering committee is made up of a DOE technical manager, the consortium lead and deputy lead, and the technical capabilities expert team. Associate steering committee members will be added from industry, university, or lab projects selected through funding opportunity announcements. The steering committee also has a coordinator that serves as a single point of contact for external partners to connect with FC-PAD. Core teams from Argonne National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have representatives on the steering committee technical capabilities expert team as well as supporting teams of technology transfer and agreement experts and data experts.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is the consortium lead, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is the deputy lead, and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) serve as technical partners. Technology transfer and data expert teams with representatives from each of the core national labs support the consortium.

FC-PAD Steering Committee

DOE Technical Manager
Dimitrios Papageorgopoulos, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Rod Borup, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Deputy Lead
Adam Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Technical Capabilities Experts
Rajesh Ahluwalia, Argonne National Laboratory
Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory
Ahmet Kusoglu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Rangachary Mukundan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
K.C. Neyerlin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Karren More, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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