Kunal Karan

Kunal Karan

Kunal Karan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre

Tel: (613) 533-3095
Fax: (613) 533-6637
Email: karan@chee.queensu.ca
Office: Dupuis Hall 209

Research Interests

My research interests are inspired by the challenges of understanding the coupled reaction-transport processes spanning nano- to meso- to macro-scale for application in and related to fuel cells. An overview of research topics that I have indulged myself into are summarized below:

  • Characterization and Engineering of Fuel Cells Electrodes
    • Nano-and Micro-engineered electrodes for PEMFCs
    • Experimental studies of porous and dense SOFC Cathodes
  • Mathematical Modeling of Fuel Cells
    • Continuum Micro-Modeling of PEMFC and SOFC Electrodes
    • Micro-kinetic Modeling of PEMFC and SOFC Electrodes
    • Impedance Modeling of PEMFC and SOFC Electrode Processes
  • Microkinetic Modeling of Reforming Reactions

Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre


Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre is a community of like-minded and motivated researchers with a deep desire to unravel the challenging problems related to fuel cells specifically and energy issues in general. The group of 40+ individuals comprising faculty, research associates, graduate and undergraduate students are engaged on a wide variety of inter-disciplinary research topics.

Research Publications

List of Publications

Research Opportunties

Graduate research opportunities are available in the fuel cell area.


Premier's Early Researcher Award (Province of Ontario), Ontario Research Fund (ORF), NSERC (Discovery, CRD & Strategic Grants), SOFC Canada NSERC Strategic Network Grant, Ballard Power System, Long Dana, Queen's Research Initiation Grant,