Ulster University

Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER) at Ulster is one of the key providers of hydrogen safety research and education/training globally. HySAFER is involved in fuel cell and hydrogen (FCH) safety research since 2004 as a part of the European Network of Excellence HySafe. Co-founder of International Association for Hydrogen Safety (www.hysafe.info), member of IEA HIA Task 37 Hydrogen Safety, ISO TC197 Hydrogen Technologies, etc. The thrust is on analytical and numerical studies and collaboration with centres of excellence in experimental research. The goals include, but not limited to, closing knowledge gaps and resolving technological bottlenecks in FCH safety, development of breakthrough safety strategies and engineering solutions. Research outcomes are published in eBook “Fundamentals of Hydrogen Safety Engineering” (www.bookboon.com).



Ulster University
HySAFER (Block 27) Shore Road, Newtownabbey County Antrim
BT37 OQB Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Contact person

Vladimir Molkov v.molkov@ulster.ac. uk



Website : https://www.ulster.ac.uk/

Type of organization : University

Number of professional staff active in FCH sector : 12

Participation in FCH JU Projects : TrainHy-Prof, HyFacts, HyIndoor, HyResponse, SUSANA


Our expertise

Transport Pillar

  • 1.01 Road vehicles applications
  • 1.02 Non road vehicles (including materials handling) applications
  • 1.04 Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure (HRS)
  • 1.08 On-board Hydrogen Storage
  • 1.10 Modelling
  • 1.11 Characterisation and testing

Energy Pillar / Energy to Hydrogen

  • 2.01 Hydrogen production
  • 2.02 Hydrogen Storage
  • 2.03 Hydrogen handling and distribution
  • 2.04 Smart buildings and communities
  • 2.05 Smart cities
  • 2.06 Smart grids
  • 2.10 Modelling
  • 2.11 Characterisation and testing
  • 2.12 Design and manufacturing

Energy Pillar / Fuel Cells to Energy

  • 3.01 Combined Heat and Power Units (CHP)
  • 3.02 Power Generation
  • 3.03 Back-Up Power Systems
  • 3.04 Residential
  • 3.06 Industrial
  • 3.10 Modelling

Cross-Cutting Research Activities

  • 4.01 Education
  • 4.03 Safety
  • 4.04 Communication and Public Awareness
  • 4.05 E-Science and E-Education
  • 4.07 Pre-Normative Research
  • 4.08 Regulations, Codes and Standards
  • 4.10 Support (to public authorities, polica makers and Society)

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