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Kai Wang

Adapting fuel cell system for local needs via innovation

FCEV is considered a breakthrough of hydrogen utilization and carbon neutralization, we try to make it happen through the continuous optimization of the fuel cell system
Kai Wang

I am a research scientist at Bosch Research and Technology Center in China, and joined Bosch in 2019. Before joining Bosch, I gained 16 years of R&D working experience on internal-combustion engines (ICEs) and fuel cell systems in FAW (First Automobile Workshop). As a team leader for research on fuel cell and hydrogen systems, I am currently working together with our team and cooperating closely with local BU on fuel cell system adaption to local market needs, focusing on deriving innovative concepts and bringing "WoW" ideas to keep the Bosch fuel cell system and BoPs competitive on the market.

Curriculum vitae

  1. Research scientist and team leader for fuel cell and hydrogen system at Bosch Research and Technology Center in China
  2. Senior engineer and project manager in fuel cell systems and BoP development at FAW Jiefang Engine Business Division
  3. Senior engineer in internal-combustion engine and fuel cell system development at FAW Wuxi Fuel Injection Equipment Research Institute

Selected publications

  • Publications

    J Wang, K Wang et al.(2018)

    Review on Development and Application of Fuel Cell Technology( 2)
    • J Wang,Y Ju, Z Yi, K Wang
    • Modern Vehicle Power,serial No. 171
  • Publications

    J Wang, K Wang et al.(2018)

    Review on Development and Application of Fuel Cell Technology( 1)
    • J Wang,Y Ju, Z Yi, K Wang
    • Modern Vehicle Power,serial No. 170
  • Publications

    K Wang, J Fan et al. (2017)

    Forward Design and Experimental Study of Gasoline Engine
    • K Wang,J Fan,Y Ni,H Xu,P Shang,D Ran, L Fu, K Zhang, C Zhang
    • Modern Vehicle Power, serial No. 166
  • Publications

    Y NI, K WANG et al. (2015)

    Improved Design of Intake Manifold in Gasoline Engine
    • Y Ni,K Wang,J Fan,P Shang,L Fu,M Xu
    • Modern Vehicle Power, serial No. 159

Interview with Kai Wang

Kai Wang

Research scientist for fuel cell and hydrogen system

Please tell us what fascinates you most about research.

Research provides me with opportunities to learn new knowledge continuously, explore possibilities of new ideas for real applications, shape the future with innovative concepts, and work with brilliant people in my daily work.

What makes research done at Bosch so special?

Research at Bosch is pioneering, systematically solving problems from fundamental study to product development, valuing new ideas to jump further and meanwhile pursuing balance to deliver more, creating a flexible research environment and stimulating international collaboration and co-creation to run research more efficiently.

What research topics are you currently working on at Bosch?

The focus of our research is on adapting the fuel cell system to local needs and keeping competitive, deriving and studying system approaches based on local requirements and operation conditions. Current topics span from hybridization on vehicle level to freeze start and water management on system level. We deliver both system level topology, strategy and potential components for portfolio expansion.

What are the biggest scientific challenges in your field of research?

The biggest scientific challenge in the fuel cell system field is how to pursue thermodynamic limiting efficiency and meanwhile ensure cost and durability competiveness compared to both ICE and battery in real applications, which means we not only need breakthroughs at material level but also systematically demand system level innovation.

How do the results of your research become part of solutions "Invented for life"?

Our research results, i.e. study on freeze start capability, dynamic water management, innovative topologies and strategies and high efficiency hybrid energy management, will directly or indirectly support Bosch in developing promising products related to hydrogen energy utilization in real life. Recently, Bosch began to launch fuel cell products on the market, which is not only a good start for the Bosch fuel cell business, but also will accelerate the steps to a hydrogen society, achieving carbon neutrality as soon as possible.

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Kai Wang
Research scientist for fuel cell and hydrogen system