Research Areas

Professor Gasteiger develops materials and electrodes for lithium-ion batteries as well as for PEM fuel cells and electrolyzers. To unravel aging mechanisms, he utilizes numerous ex situ and in situ/operando diagnostics. He has published 226 refereed articles (h-index 80; 34800 citations; see siehe, 15 book chapters, and 38 patents/patent applications. In 2019 and 2020, he was listed as „Highly Cited Researcher“ by the Web of Science (based on articles published 2008-2018 and 2009-2019).

He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1993. After 9 years of academic research on electrocatalysis and gas-phase catalysis at UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and at Ulm University, he worked for 10 years at General Motors/Opel in the US. There, from 1998-2007, he led the fuel cell stack materials development for hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. In 2007, he joined Acta S.p.A. (Italy) as Director of Catalyst Technology, developing catalysts and electrodes for alkaline fuel cells and electrolyzers. In 2009, he was Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working on lithium-air batteries. Since 2010, he has been full professor at TUM, where he founded and leads the Chair of Technical Electrochemistry.


  • Vittorio De Nora Award (2020), Battery Division Research Award (2020), and Energy Technology Division Research Award (2017) of the Electrochemical Society
  • David C. Grahame Award from the Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division of the Electrochemical Society (2015)
  • Grove Medal for Fuel Cell Research (2012)
  • Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (2011)
  • General Motors Technical Fellow (2004)

Key Publications

Weiß A, Siebel A, Bernt A, Shen TH, Tileli V, Gasteiger HA: “Impact of Intermittant Operation on Lifetime and Performance of a Water Electrolyzer”. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2019; 166(8): F487-F497.Abstract

Wandt J, Freiberg ATS, Ogrodnik A, Gasteiger HA: "Singlet Oxygen Evolution from Layered Transition Metal Oxide Cathode Materials and its Implications for Lithium-Ion Batteries". Materials Today 2018; 21(8): 825-833.Abstract

Jung R, Metzger M, Maglia F, Stinner C, Gasteiger HA.: "Chemical versus Electrochemical Electrolyte Oxidation on NMC111, NMC622, NMC811, LNMO, and Conductive Carbon". J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017; 8: 4820-4825.Abstract

Landesfeind J, Hattendorff J, Ehrl A, Wall WA, Gasteiger HA: "Tortuosity Determination of Battery Electrodes and Separators by Impedance Spectroscopy". J. Electrochem. Soc. 2016; 163(7): A1373-A1387.Abstract

Durst J, Siebel A, Simon C, Hasché F, Herranz J, Gasteiger HA: "New Insights into the Electrochemical Hydrogen Oxidation and Evolution Reaction Mechanism". Energy Environ. Sci. 2014; 7: 2255-2260.Abstract