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Vladamir Gurau, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor

Department of Manufacturing Engineering

Office: ERB 2020

Phone: 912-478-5205



Ph.D., Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, University of Miami, Florida, 1998

M.S., Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, 1987

Research Interests

Dr. Gurau’s research interests are in the areas of fuel cells, flow batteries, green and alternative energy, flexible manufacturing systems, robotics, automated assembly processes, collaborative robots, high-volume manufacturing processes for fuel cells and flow battery components, computational fluid dynamics, materials characterization, electrochemical micro/nanomachining.


V. Gurau: US 2015/0158179 A1, Robotic Fuel Cell Assembly System.

R.K. Wynne, J.K. Neutzler, F. Barbir, V. Gurau, W.E. Pierce: US 6,207,312, Self-Humidifying Fuel Cell

V. Gurau, F. Barbir and J.K. Neutzler: US 6,551,736, Fuel Cell Collector Plate with Improved Mass Transfer Channels


V. Gurau, D. Fowler and D. Cox: “Robotic Technologies for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Assembly” in “Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell”, T. Taner editor, ISBN 978-953-51-5774-8, InTech, London, Rijeka, in press (2017)

V. Gurau and T. Armstrong-Koch: “Further Improvements of an End-Effector for Robotic Assembly of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells”, Energies, Vol.8, (9), pp. 9452-9463 (2015)

V. Gurau: “Demonstration of an Automated Assembly Process for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Using Robotic Technology”, American Society of Engineering Education, paper ID: #9865, (2014)

V. Gurau: “Investigation of a Manufacturing Process for Intermediate to Mass Production of Polymer Graphite Based Bipolar Plates for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, American Society of Engineering Education, paper ID: #9868, (2014)

V. Gurau et al.: “Robotic Arm for Automated Assembly of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Stacks”, J. Fuel Cell Sci. Tech., vol. 11, 054501, doi:10.1115/1.4027392 (2014)

Selected Awarded Grants

Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund ($53,232)

Department of Energy, DE-PS36-07GO97012: ($99,000)

Last updated: 12/19/2023