K. Andreas Friedrich


Professor Andreas Friedrich is head of section at DLR. 

Prof. K. Andreas Friedrich is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Stuttgart and the Head of the Electrochemical Energy Technology Department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Stuttgart, Germany. His research areas are electrochemical energy conversion and storage, in particular polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolysis, solid oxide cells, system design and optimisation. Dr. Friedrich has authored and coauthored about 200 reviewed papers. He received the Fischer medal (Dechema) in 2009 and the Ertl prize 2014 for his scientific work. Dr. Friedrich has an initial background in Physics and Physical Chemistry. Starting with early fundamental work on electrochemical interfaces and electrocatalysts the research has become increasingly application oriented. His doctoral study on non-linear optics at electrochemical interfaces was performed at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck-Society from 1987–1990 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. G. Ertl (Nobel prize laurate in Chemistry). In 2004 he joined the DLR and University of Stuttgart heading the group at DLR focusing on electrolysis, fuel cells and advanced batteries. Priorities are polymer membrane and solid oxide technology as well as “beyond Li-ion” technology in batteries. The activities of the group have received the f-cell Award in Silver 2016 for electrolysis components, the Clean Tech Media Award 2012 (Aviation) and the f-cell Award in Silver 2008 (DLR with Airbus).

Scopus ID

The 112CO2 Project

Coordinator address

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Departamento de Engenharia Química
Rua do Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
4200-465 Porto,



Funded by the Horizon 2020

Framework Programme of

the European Union

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