Background and activities

I am currently a PostDoc at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, working on the improvement of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC). The objective is to use newly developed gas diffusion layers manufactured with additive manufacturing methods to enhance transport processes inside the PEMFC for a better overall efficiency. In my PhD studies, I worked on developing new flow field plate designs for PEMFCs using nature-inspired chemical engineering principles. Tree-like structures based on the human lung were used to provide a uniform fuel distribution to the underlying layers in the fuel cell. Furthermore, I modeled and analyzed the PEMFC with non-equilibrium thermodynamics, showing the importance of coupling terms such as Dufour and Peltier effects.
Before I came to Norway, I graduated in Petroleum Engineering, specializing in drilling engineering.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Sauermoser, Marco; Kjelstrup, Signe; Pollet, Bruno. (2021) Peltier and Dufour Effects in the Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell. Twenty-First Symposium on Thermophysical Properties ; 2021-06-20 - 2021-06-26.
  • Sauermoser, Marco; Kjelstrup, Signe; Pollet, Bruno. (2021) The Impact of Peltier and Dufour Coefficients on Heat Fluxes and Temperature Profiles in the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells. 14th International Meeting on Thermodiffusion ; 2021-05-25 - 2021-05-27.
  • Gunnarshaug, Astrid Fagertun; Spitthoff, Lena; Rauter, Michael Tobias; Sauermoser, Marco; Bedeaux, Dick; Vie, Preben Joakim Svela; Burheim, Odne Stokke; Kjelstrup, Signe. (2020) Non-isothermal Battery Modelling. InterPore 2020 ; 2020-08-31 - 2020-09-04.
  • Sauermoser, Marco; Kjelstrup, Signe; Pollet, Bruno; Kizilova, Nataliya. (2020) PEM fuel cell performance studies of a tree-like pattern milled on graphite flow field plates. InterPore2020 . InterPore; 2020-08-31 - 2020-09-04.
  • Bedeaux, Dick; Hansen, Alex; Olivier, Marie-Laure; Galteland, Olav; Sauermoser, Marco. (2019) Organisers International Workshop. Nonequilibrium Thermodynamis for Porous Media, PoreLab, NTNU . PoreLab, NTNU; Trondheim. 2019-10-29 - 2019-10-30.
  • Sauermoser, Marco; Giulio, Fossati; Natalya, Kizilova; Kjelstrup, Signe. (2019) Modelling Electrochemical Cells with Porous Electrodes. 236th ECS Meeting . The Electrochemical Society; Atlanta. 2019-10-12 - 2019-10-17.
  • Sauermoser, Marco; Kizilova, Natalya; Flekkøy, Eirik Grude; Pollet, Bruno; Kjelstrup, Signe. (2019) Seeking minimum entropy production for flow-field patterns and their geometries in fuel cells. Interpore 2019 ; Valencia, Spain. 2019-05-06 - 2019-05-10.
  • Sauermoser, Marco; Kizilova, Natalya; Kjelstrup, Signe; Pollet, Bruno. (2019) Flow Field Patterns for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells. NTNU Team Hydrogen Annual Workshop . NTNU Team Hydrogen; 2019-12-02 - 2019-12-03.
  • Sauermoser, Marco; Kjelstrup, Signe; Kizilova, Nataliya; Pollet, Bruno; Flekkøy, Eirik Grude. (2019) Seeking minimum entropy production for a tree-like flow-field in a fuel cell. Nonequilibrium Thermodynamis for Porous Media, PoreLab, NTNU . PoreLab, NTNU; Trondheim. 2019-08-29 - 2019-08-30.
  • Sauermoser, Marco; Magnanelli, Elisa; Kjelstrup, Signe. (2018) A Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamic Approach for the Re-Design of Membrane Systems. Twentienth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties ; 2018-06-25 - 2018-06-29.