The following list provides information on university and college fuel cell programs in the United States. The U.S. is home to many colleges and universities conducting valuable research in hydrogen and fuel cells, and that offer courses in various areas or in some cases, even fuel cell-focused degrees. Whether you are pursuing post-secondary education or looking to collaborate with a university’s research center, these resources will guide you toward new opportunities. Also be sure to see our list of International Universities with a fuel cell presence. States are listed alphabetically.

Alabama

University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Department: Chemistry
What’s Offered: Research
http://bama.ua.edu/~chem/

Arizona

Arizona State University – Mesa, Arizona
Department: College of Technology and Innovation, Department of Engineering Technology Fuel Cell Laboratory
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
http://technology.asu.edu/, https://technology.asu.edu/facilities/engrtech/fuelcell

University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona
Department: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
What’s Offered: Course
www.ame.arizona.edu/

California

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) – Pasadena, California
Department: Center for the Science & Engineering of Materials
What’s Offered: Research
www.csem.caltech.edu/index.html

California State University, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
Department: College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses
www.calstatela.edu/academic/ecst/

Humboldt State University - Arcata, California
Department: Schatz Energy Research Center, Environmental Resources Engineering Department
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Graduate fellowships and paid undergraduate research opportunities in fuel cells and other clean energy technologies at SERC
http://www.schatzlab.org/, www.humboldt.edu/engineering/

San Diego Miramar College - San Diego, California
Department: Advanced Transportation Technology and Energy Program
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
www.attemiramar.com

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley, California
Department: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Haas School of Business, Department of Environmental Science and Policy Management, Transportation Sustainablility Research Center, Department of Chemistry, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), works very closely wtih Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses. Research
http://chemistry.berkeley.edu/, http://tsrc.berkeley.edu/, http://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/energy

University of California, Davis - Davis, California
Department: Institute of Transportation Studies, Vehicle Energy Storage and Fuel Cell Laboratory
What’s Offered: Research
www.its.ucdavis.edu

University of California, Irvine - Irvine, California
Department: National Fuel Cell Research Center, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
www.nfcrc.uci.edu

University of California, Riverside - Riverside, California
Department: College of Engineering, CE-CERT (Center for Environmental Research and Technology)
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
www.cert.ucr.edu

University of California, Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, California
Department: Materials Research Laboratory
What’s Offered: Courses
www.mrl.ucsb.edu/

Colorado

Colorado School of Mines – Golden, Colorado
Department: Colorado Fuel Cell Center, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
www.mines.edu, www.coloradofuelcellcenter.org

Connecticut

University of Connecticut - Storrs, Connecticut
Department: Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2)
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
www.energy.uconn.edu/

Delaware

Delaware State University - Dover, Delaware
Department: College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, Department of Chemistry
What’s Offered: Research
www.desu.edu/department-chemistry

University of Delaware - Newark, Delaware
Department: Mechanical Engineering, Center for Fuel Cell Research, Fuel Cell Bus Program
What’s Offered: Research, Courses, Tutorials
http://www.me.udel.edu/, www.cfcr.udel.edu/

District of Columbia

George Washington University - Washington, D.C.
Department: School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Chemistry
What’s Offered: Research
www.seas.gwu.edu/, http://departments.columbian.gwu.edu/chemistry/

Georgetown University - Washington, D.C.
Department: Advanced Vehicles
What’s Offered: Research
http://fuelcellbus.georgetown.edu

Howard University - Washington, D.C.
Department: Chemical Engineering
What’s Offered: Graduate Research
www.gs.howard.edu/graduateprograms/chemicalengineering.html

Florida

Florida International University - Miami, Florida
Department: Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Center for the Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions
What’s Offered: Research
www.mme.fiu.edu/

University of Central Florida - Cocoa, Florida
Department: Florida Solar Energy Center
What’s Offered: Research, Annual Short Course in Fuel Cell Technology, a new Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (HFCT) concentration is being developed within the Engineering Technology program
www.ucf.edu, www.fsec.ucf.edu, www.ent.ucf.edu

University of Miami - Coral Gables, Florida
Department: Mechanical Engineering, Clean Energy Research Institute
What’s Offered: Research
www.eng.miami.edu

University of South Florida - Tampa, Florida
Department: Clean Energy Research Center (CERC)
What’s Offered: Research
http://cerc.eng.usf.edu

Georgia

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, Georgia
Department: Center for Innovative Fuel Cell & Battery Technologies
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
www.gtri.gatech.edu

Hawai'i

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa - Honolulu, Hawai’i
Department: Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology; Hawai‘i Fuel Cell Testing Laboratory and Electrochemical Power Systems Laboratory
What’s Offered: Research and Fuel Cell Testing
www.hnei.hawaii.edu

Illinois

Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, Illinois
Department: Center for Electrochemical Science & Engineering (CESE), Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
What’s Offered: Research, Variety of Courses
http://www.chee.iit.edu/

Northwestern University - Evanston, Illinois
Department: Materials Science
What’s Offered: Research
www.northwestern.edu/

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- Urbana, Illinois
Department: Aerospace Engineering – Fuel Cell Lab, Office of Technology Management, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry
What’s Offered: Research
www.uiuc.edu

Iowa

Iowa State University - Ames, Iowa
Department: Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
What’s Offered: Research
www.ccee.iastate.edu/

Kansas

Kansas State University - Manhattan, Kansas
Department: Engineering Extension, Pollution Prevention Institute
What’s Offered: Research
www.engext.ksu.edu/

Pittsburg State University - Pittsburg, Kansas
Department: Department of Engineering Technology – Plastic Engineering Technology Program
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
www.pittstate.edu/etech/

University of Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas
Department: Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
www.cpe.engr.ku.edu

Louisiana

Tulane University - New Orleans, Louisiana
Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
http://tulane.edu/sse/cbe/

Maryland

University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland
Department: Materials Science and Engineering, Energy Research Center, Ballard Flex Fuel Center
What’s Offered: Research
www.mse.umd.edu, http://www.energy.umd.edu/research/electrochemical

Massachusetts

Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Department: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs – Energy Technology Innovation Project (ETIP)
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/10/energy_technology_innovation_policy.html

Northeastern University - Boston, Massachusetts
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
www.chem.neu.edu/web/

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Department: Sloan Automotive Lab & MIT Energy Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Electrochemical Engineering Laboratory
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
www.mit.edu, http://web.mit.edu/eel/

Suffolk University - Boston, Massachusetts
Department: Environmental Engineering
What’s Offered: Research
www.suffolk.edu

Tufts University - Medford, Massachusetts
Department: School of Engineering
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
http://engineering.tufts.edu/

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, Massachusetts
Department: WPI Fuel Cell Center, Chemical Engineering Department
What’s Offered: Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/CHE/Research/FCC/

Michigan

Wayne State University - Detroit, Michigan
Department: College of Engineering
What’s Offered: Courses, Master’s Degree program in Alternative Energy Technology
www.eng.wayne.edu/coe/main.cfm?location=1505

Kettering University - Flint, Michigan
Department: Mechanical Engineering, Fuel Cell Laboratory
What’s Offered: Research, Variety of Courses, Alternative Fuels Program, Mechanical Engineering Representative Degree Program with a Fuel Cell Minor, Electrical Engineering Representative Degree Program with a Fuel Cell Minor
www.kettering.edu/futurestudents/undergraduate/mechanicalengineering.jsp, www.kettering.edu/futurestudents/undergraduate/fuelcells.jsp

Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan
Department: College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
What’s Offered: Research
www.egr.msu.edu, www.chems.msu.edu/

Michigan Technological University - Houghton, Michigan
Department: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, School of Technology
What’s Offered: Enterprise Project Work Courses, Fuel Cell Courses, Teaching Modules Research, Interdisciplinary Minor in Hydrogen Technology, Alternative Fuels Group
www.chem.mtu.edu/, www.chem.mtu.edu/~jmkeith/fuel_cell_curriculum, www.enterprise.mtu.edu/afg/

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Department: Mechanical Engineering
What’s Offered: Research
http://me.engin.umich.edu

University of Michigan, Dearborn - Dearborn, Michigan
Department: College of Engineering and Computer Science
What’s Offered: Research, MSE in Energy Systems Engineering, MSE in Automotive Systems Engineering
http://engin.umd.umich.edu/

Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Department: Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Corrosion Research Center
What’s Offered: Research, Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering or Chemical Engineering.
www.cems.umn.edu/

University of St. Thomas - St. Paul, Minnesota
Department: Engineering
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
www.stthomas.edu/engineering/

Mississippi

Mississippi State University – Mississippi State, Mississippi
Department: Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
What’s Offered: Research
http://www.cavs.msstate.edu/

University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Department: Polymer Science, Mississippi Polymer Inst., College of Science & Technology
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
www.usm.edu/polymer/

Missouri

Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) - Rolla, Missouri
Department: Multiple Departments, National University Transportation Center
What’s Offered: Research
www.mst.edu/, http://transportation.mst.edu/

Montana

Montana State University – Bozeman, Montana
Department: Physics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, High Temperature Electrochemistry Center (HiTEC)
What’s Offered: Variety of courses, research, and seminars focusing on both materials and system controls
www.montana.edu

University of Montana - Missoula, Montana
Department: College of Technology
What’s Offered: Two year Associate of Applied Science degree in Energy Technology
www.cte.umt.edu/programs/appliedtech/energytech.htm

Nevada

University of Nevada Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada
Department: Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Harry Reid Center
What’s Offered: Research
www.unlv.edu, sciences.unlv.edu, http://engineering.unlv.edu/, hrc.nevada.edu

New Jersey

Princeton University - Princeton, New Jersey
Department: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Energy Systems Analysis Group (ESAG)
What’s Offered: Research, Variety of Courses
www.princeton.edu/pei/energy/

Rutgers University - Piscataway, New Jersey
Department: Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation (CAIT), Civil & Environmental Engineering
What’s Offered: Research
www.cait.rutgers.edu/

New Mexico

New Mexico State - Las Cruces, New Mexico
Department: Chemical Engineering
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
http://chemeng.nmsu.edu/

University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Department: Center for Micro-Engineered Materials
What’s Offered: Research
http://cmem.unm.edu/index.html

New York

Binghamton University (State University of New York) - Binghamton, New York
Department: Chemistry
What’s Offered: Research, Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team
www2.binghamton.edu/chemistry/

Columbia University – New York, New York
Department: Chemical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
www.cheme.columbia.edu/, www.me.columbia.edu/

Cornell University – Ithaca, New York
Department: Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Materials Science & Engineering
What’s Offered: Cornell Fuel Cell Institute (part of the Energy Materials Center)
www.emc2.cornell.edu

Hofstra University - Hempstead, New York
Department: Engineering
What’s Offered: Research
www.hofstra.edu/Academics/HCLAS/Engineering/index_Engineering.cfm

Hunter College (City College of New York – CUNY) - New York, New York
Department: Physics
What’s Offered: Research, Course
www.hunter.cuny.edu/physics/

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, New York
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
What’s Offered: Fuel Cell Courses, Research, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research Lab (FCHRL)
www.eng.rpi.edu/mse, http://eng.rpi.edu/FCHRL/

Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, New York
Department: Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS), Department of Mechanical Engineering
What’s Offered: Research, Advanced Fuel Cell Research Laboratory, Short Course
www.cims.rit.edu, www.rit.edu/kgcoe/mechanical/

State University of New York (SUNY), College of Environment Science and Forestry - Syracuse, New York
Department: Chemistry, Polymer Research Institute
What’s Offered: Research, Fuel Cell Technology Lab
www.esf.edu/chemistry/

State University of New York (SUNY), College of Technology at Farmingdale - Farmingdale , New York
Department: School of Engineering Technologies – Institute for Research and Technology Transfer (IRTT)
What’s Offered: Senior Projects – Hydrogen and Methanol Fuel Cell Research and Development, Hydrogen Institute
http://info.lu.farmingdale.edu/~irtt/fuelcell.html

University at Albany (State University of New York) – Albany, New York
Department: Institute for Fuel Cell Science and Technology, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC)
What’s Offered: Research, Variety of Courses
www.albany.edu, www.e2tac.org/

North Carolina

Duke University - Durham, North Carolina
Department: The Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; the Fuqua School of Business, Pratt School of Engineering and the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy are working with GM on a multi-year, interdisciplinary teaching and research project.
What’s Offered: Research, Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) program
www.nicholas.duke.edu/, www.fuqua.duke.edu/index_40.html

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, North Carolina
Department: NC State Solar Center, Applied Energy Research Lab
What’s Offered: Research
www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/default.cfm, www.mae.ncsu.edu/Centers/aerl/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Department: Chemistry
What’s Offered: Research
www.chem.unc.edu

North Dakota

University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, North Dakota
Department: Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)’s National Center for Hydrogen Technology
What’s Offered: Research
www.undeerc.org/aboutus/default.aspx

Ohio

Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, Ohio
Department: Ernest B. Yeager Center, Department of Chemical Engineering
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
http://yces.case.edu/

Cleveland State University - Cleveland, Ohio
Department: Chemistry, Fenn College of Engineering
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
http://www.csuohio.edu/

Hocking College - Nelsonville, Ohio
Department: Energy Institute
What’s Offered: Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Energy and Fuel Cells, Research
http://www.hocking.edu/programs/advanced_energy, http://www.hocking.edu/energyinstitute

Kent State University - Kent, Ohio
Department: College of Technology
What’s Offered: Research
www.kent.edu/technology/index.cfm

Ohio University - Athens, Ohio
Department: Russ College of Engineering and Technology
What’s Offered: Ohio Coal Research Center, Research
www.ohio.edu/engineering

Stark State College of Technology - North Canton, Ohio
Department: Fuel Cell Prototyping Center (expanding with partner Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems), Mechanical Engineering
What’s Offered: Fuel Cell Technology Courses leading to a two year degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Fuel Cell Technology Option,Ohio Board of Regents one year certificate in Fuel Cells and fuel cell certificate of competency
www.starkstate.edu/academic-programs/fuel-cell, www.starkstate.edu/fuelcell

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio
Department: Chemical Engineering
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
www.uc.edu

University of Toledo - Toledo, Ohio
Department: Engineering
What’s Offered: Research
www.eng.utoledo.edu/main.shtml

Oregon

Oregon State University - Corvalis, Oregon
Department: Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
What’s Offered: Research, Course
http://mime.oregonstate.edu/

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University - University Park, Pennsylvania
Department: The Energy Institute, Hydrogen Energy Research Center
What’s Offered: Undergraduate Course Offered, Research
www.energy.psu.edu, www.engr.psu.edu/h2e/index.htm

Drexel University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department: College of Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical)
What’s Offered: Research
www.drexel.edu/coe/

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department: Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Working Group@Penn
What’s Offered: Research, Courses
www.energy.upenn.edu/

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Department: Chemistry
What’s Offered: Research
www.chem.pitt.edu/research/energy

South Carolina

Clemson University - Clemson, South Carolina
Department: Chemistry, Clemson Center for Electrochemical Research
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Research
http://chemistry.clemson.edu, www.clemson.edu/creagergroup/

University of South Carolina - Columbia, South Carolina
Department: Chemical Engineering
What’s Offered: Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF I/UCRC) for Fuel Cells, Variety of Courses
www.che.sc.edu, www.che.sc.edu/centers/PEMFC/index.html

Tennessee

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee
Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry
What’s Offered: Research, Variety of Courses
www.che.utk.edu

Vanderbilt University - Nashville, Tennessee
Department: Chemistry
What’s Offered: Research
www.vanderbilt.edu

Texas

Rice University – Houston, Texas
Department: George R. Brown School of Engineering
What’s Offered: Research
http://engr.rice.edu

St. Philip’s College - San Antonio, Texas
Department: Office of Alternative Energy
What’s Offered: Courses, Continuing Education (Fuel Cells and Renewable Energy), Associate Degree in Fuel Cell Technology
www.accd.edu/spc/

Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas
Department: Fuel Cell Power Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Center for Electrochemical Systems and Hydrogen Research
What’s Offered: Research
www.tamu.edu

Texas State Technical College Waco – Waco, Texas
Department: Electrical/Computerized Control Systems & Robotics
What’s Offered: Variety of Courses, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fuel Cell Technology (72 credits)
www.waco.tstc.edu

University of Texas at Austin - Austin, Texas
Department: Mechanical Engineering
What’s offered: Courses
www.me.utexas.edu/

Utah

University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
What’s Offered: Research
www.mse.utah.edu/

Virginia

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Virginia
Department: Chemical Engineering
What’s Offered: Graduate Research
www.che.virginia.edu/graduate/gradoverview.php

Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, Virginia
Department: Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Fuel Cell and Advanced Battery Materials Laboratory
What’s Offered: Research
www.egr.vcu.edu/clse/research/lab-fuelcell.html

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Blacksburg, Virginia
Department: GATE Center for Automotive Fuel Cell Systems/Energy Management Institute
What’s Offered: Graduate Course Offered, Research, Automotive Fuel Cell Systems Lab, Ware Lab
www.me.vt.edu/research/centers/afcs.html

Washington

University of Washington – Seattle, Washington
Department: Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering
What’s Offered: Research, Variety of Courses
http://depts.washington.edu/fuelcell

West Virginia

West Virginia University - Morgantown, West Virginia
Department: National Institute of Fuel Cell Technology (several differerent departments involved)
What’s Offered: Research
http://nift.wvu.edu/

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin
Department: Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Water Chemistry Program
What’s Offered: Research
www.wisc.edu