Pablo A. García-Salaberri

Pablo García Salaberri

Office: 1.1.D.21    Phone: (+34) 91 624 9407    Email: pagsalab@ing.uc3m.es

Curriculum vitae

Research website: Advanced Microfluidics Team

Biography

Pablo A. García-Salaberri holds a five-year B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (2009) and a two-year M.S. degree in Industrial Mathematics (2012) from University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M). Pablo continued his education at UC3M Dept. of Thermal and Fluids Engineering, where he completed his PhD in Mathematical Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Vera (2015). His PhD thesis, awarded with honors, dealt with the multiphysics modeling of liquid-feed Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFCs) and the characterization of diffusive transport properties of Gas Diffusion Layers (GDLs). As a part of his doctoral training, Pablo did a three-month stay in the Porous Materials Engineering & Analysis Lab (PMEAL) at McGill University, hosted by Prof. Gostick. After his doctoral studies, Pablo worked six months as a postdoctoral researcher in the Institut of Engineering Thermodynamics at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR) and during other six months in the Advanced Microfluidics Team at UC3M Dept. of Thermal and Fluids Engineering (2016). In this period, his work focused on the development of comprehensive multiphysics, multiphase and multiscale models of hydrogen Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs) in order to assist the design of next-generation fuel cells. Current Pablo's research interests are focused on the fundamental understanding of the complex mass-charge-heat transport phenomena and electrochemical kinetics that take place in PEM fuel cells, as well as the physico-chemical characterization of their main components.


Refereed journal articles

  1. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, On the effect of operating conditions in liquid-feed DMFCs: A multiphysics modeling approach, Energy 113 (2016) 1265–1287.
  2. J. Sánchez-Monreal, P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, Mathematical Modeling of Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells Using a Multi-Step Chemical Kinetic Mechanism, ECS Trans. 72 (2016) 1-16.
  3. P. A. García-Salaberri, J. T. Gostick, G. Hwang, A. Z. Weber, M. Vera, Effective diffusivity in partially-saturated carbon-fiber gas diffusion layers: Effect of local saturation and application to macroscopic continuum models, J. Power Sources 296 (2015) 440–453.
  4. P. A. García-Salaberri, G. Hwang, M. Vera, A. Z. Weber, J. T. Gostick, Effective diffusivity in partially-saturated carbon-fiber gas diffusion layers: Effect of through-plane saturation distribution, Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 86 (2015) 319–333.
  5. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, On the effects of assembly compression on the performance of liquid-feed DMFCs under methanol-limiting conditions: A 2D numerical study, J. Power Sources 285 (2015) 543–558.
  6. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, Modeling of the anode of a liquid-feed DMFC: inhomogeneous compression effects and two-phase transport phenomena, J. Power Sources 246 (2014) 239–252.
  7. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, R. Zaera, Nonlinear orthotropic model of the inhomogeneous assembly compression of PEM fuel cell gas diffusion layers, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 11856–11870.

Conference presentations

  1. P. A. García-Salaberri, D. García-Sánchez, P. Boillat, M. Vera, K. A. Friedrich, Neutron imaging and modeling of autonomous hydration-dehydration cycles in PEFCs operated with saturated anode and dry cathode feed, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Fundamentals & Development of Fuel Cells, Stuttgart, Germany, 2017.
  2. P. A. García-Salaberri, J. T. Gostick, G. Hwang, M. Vera, I. Zenyuk, A. Z. Weber, Multiphysics, multiphase and multiscale modeling of polymer electrolyte fuel cells: With a focus on the gas diffusion layer, Proceedings of the VII International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, Rhodes island, Greece, 2017.
  3. P. A. García-Salaberri, D. García-Sánchez, P. Boillat, A. Forner-Cuenca, M. Cochet, M. Vera, K. A. Friedrich, Modeling current oscillations in asymmetrically humidified PEFCs: The contest between saturated anode and dry cathode streams, Proceedings of 11th European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Seville, Spain, 2016.
  4. D. García-Sánchez, P. A. García-Salaberri, P. Boillat, A. Forner-Cuenca, M. Cochet, M. Vera, K. A. Friedrich, Current oscillations in PEFCs operated with saturated anode and dry cathode streams: Electrochemistry and water distribution, Proceedings of the 11th European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Seville, Spain, 2016.
  5. J. Sánchez-Monreal, P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, Mathematical modeling of Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells using a multi-step chemical kinetic mechanism, Proceedings of the 229th ECS Meeting, San Diego, USA, 2016.
  6. D. García-Sánchez, P. Boillat, J. Biesdorf, A. Forner-Cuenca, M. Cochet, P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, K. A. Friedrich, Water distribution oscillations in a PEMFC under low cathode humidification: Neutron imaging and transient two-phase modeling, Proceedings of the 229th ECS Meeting, San Diego, USA, 2016.
  7. J. T. Gostick, P. A. García-Salaberri, G. Hwang, M. Vera, A. Z. Weber, On the Mass-Transfer Properties of Partially-Saturated Carbon-Paper Gas Diffusion Layers: Global Vs. Local Effective Diffusivity, Proceedings of the 227th ECS Meeting, Chicago, USA, 2015.
  8. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, Understanding the Interplay Between GDL Compression and Operating Conditions in Liquid-Feed DMFCs, Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation–ModVal 12, Freiburg, Germany, 2015.
  9. P. A. García-Salaberri, J. T. Gostick, G. Hwang, M. Vera, A. Z. Weber, Pore-Scale Calculations of Effective Diffusivity in Partially-Saturated GDLs: Application to PEFC Continuum Models, Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation– ModVal 12, Freiburg, Germany, 2015.
  10. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, On the influence of GDL compression on the performance of liquid-feed DMFCs under low cathode flooding conditions, Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation–ModVal 11, Winterthur, Switzerland, 2014.
  11. P. A. García-Salaberri, J. T. Gostick, M. Vera, A. Z. Weber, G. Hwang, Lattice Boltzmann simulations of anisotropic permeabilities in partially-saturated PEM fuel cell gas diffusion layers, Proceedings of HYCELTEC 2013–IV Iberian Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries, Estoril, Portugal, 2013.
  12. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, R. Zaera, Inhomogeneous Assembly Compression Effects on Two-Phase Transport Phenomena in the Anode of a DMFC, Proceedings of the 223rd ECS Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2013.
  13. J. Sánchez-Monreal, P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, Mathematical modelling of Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells including free and adsorbed intermediate species, Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation–ModVal 10, Bad Boll/Stuttgart, Germany, 2013.
  14. J. Sánchez-Monreal, P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, J. J. Linares, Modelización matemática del ánodo de una pila DEFC incluyendo especies intermedias libres y adsorbidas, Proceedings of CONAPPICE 2012–V Congreso Nacional de Pilas de Combustible, Madrid, Spain, 2012.
  15. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, R. Zaera, Modelo del ánodo de una pila DMFC: flujo multifásico y efectos de la compresión no homogénea de ensamblaje, Proceedings of CONAPPICE 2012–V Congreso Nacional de Pilas de Combustible, Madrid, Spain, 2012.
  16. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, R. Zaera, Multiphysics modeling of the anode of liquid-feed direct methanol fuel cells, Proceedings of the 4th European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications–Piero Lunghi Conference, Rome, Italy, 2011.
  17. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, R. Zaera, Multiphysics model of the anode of a direct methanol fuel cell, Proceedings of the 15th European Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2011.
  18. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, R. Zaera, An anisotropic nonlinear FEM model of the inhomogeneous compression of PEMFC gas diffusion layers, Proceedings of Fuel Cells Science & Technology Conference 2010: A Grove Fuel Cell Event, Zaragoza, Spain, 2010.
  19. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, R. Zaera, Simulación numérica de los efectos de compresión no homogénea de la capa porosa en pilas de combustible PEM, Proceedings of CONAPPICE 2010–IV Congreso Nacional de Pilas de Combustible, Sevilla, Spain, 2010.