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Dr James G. Carton

Dr. James Carton graduated with B.Eng. in Manufacturing Engineering from Bolton St. Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, in 2005. Following several years of industrial manufacturing experience, Dr. Carton carried out his Ph.D. research in Dublin City University, Ireland, focussing on the research, design and development of Hydrogen & Fuel Cell technology, graduating in 2011.

Dr. Carton has gained many years of experience in leading edge technology development, completing projects with the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) 2008, European Space Agency (ESA) 2009 and ENBIO 2011; developing materials, payloads, heat shield coatings, manufacturing facilities, etc.

In 2017 Dr Carton was appointed Assistant Professor in Sustainable Energy in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Dublin City University. His team have invented and patented fuel cell materials and technologies to reduce their manufacture cost. The team has developed prototype patented Fuel Cell Power Modules (FCPMs) that overcome several technical, manufacturing, assembly and scaling issues experienced by existing fuel cells, due to a patented multifunctioning architecture. The team has secured successive project funding rounds that has delivered 20% reduction in the manufacturing costs, and 50% reduction in size and 30% reduction in weight.

Assistant Professor Carton was recently appointed as member of the FEL-100 programme of the World Energy Council (WEC) (the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system), and is currently a member of the Renewables System Integration and Scenarios Study Groups, and presently co-leader of The Climate Change Task Force of the WEC FEL, developing energy policy and strategies for industry and governments.


Dr James Carton
BEng, PhD
Assistant Professor
Energy Sustainability & Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology Development

Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Dublin City University