Dr. Manfred Stefener
Freudenberg Fuel Cell e-Power Systems GmbH
Managing Director

Dr. Manfred Stefener

Born on: December 29, 1969 in Cologne, Germany

Education:

  • PhD on the subject "Electrode Structures for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells", Technical University of Munich, Germany (2000), grade: magna cum laude
  • Master degree in Chemical Engineering, University of Dortmund, Germany (1992-1996)
  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, University of Dortmund, Germany (1990-1992)

Professional Career

1996-97 University of Duisburg, Germany Research fellow, Micro Fuel Cells

1997 Research Center Juelich, Germany Research fellow, Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

1997-2000 Technical University of Munich, Germany Research fellow, Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

1999-2010 SFC Smart Fuel Cell, Munich, Germany

  • Board of Directors (11/2005 – 2010)
  • CEO (2000-2005)
  • Foundation of SFC Smart Fuel Cell (February 28, 2000)

2006-2018 Elcomax / Elcore, Munich (Germany), Founder & CEO

2018-2021 Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Global, Weinheim (Germany) Vice President, Lead Center Fuel Cell Systems

from 2021 Freudenberg Fuel Cell e-Power Systems, Munich (Germany) Managing Director

Additional Information

  • Author of numerous patents and publications in DMFC technology and fuel cells
  • Numerous awards for pioneering the commercialization of fuel cells and for entrepreneurship

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