Dr Piotr Bujlo

Key Technology Specialist
PhD Technical Sciences

Dr Piotr Bujlo graduated from the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in 2001 with a Masters degree in Materials Science. He commenced his PhD study, in the same year, at the same university and his scientific career at the Wroclaw Division of the Electrotechnical Institute. His PhD research project focused on the R&D of Polymer Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC); in particular his research focused on material science aspects, cell construction, cell and stack testing as well as on stationary and automotive fuel cell applications. He graduated with his PhD degree from the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in 2007. 

His current position of Key Technology Specialist at HySA Systems Integration and Technology Validation Competence Centre, located at the University of the Western Cape, concerns realization of R&D work in the field of hydrogen fuel cells. His work focuses on the development, integration and validation of fuel cell stacks for various applications, fuel cell system design, integration and validation as well as individual fuel cell system components characterisation. The project is funded by the South African Department of Science and Innovation in the frame of the long-term Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Programme.

Dr Bujlo is National Research Foundation rated researcher for the period 2019-2024, he is an active reviewer for recognised scientific journals as well as member of the scientific advisory boards of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Regional Development and the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development. He also serves as Independent Expert at European Commission/Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education/National Center for Research and Development in Poland as well as at other institutions located in various European countries. 


  • V. Bandlamudi, P. Bujlo, V. Linkov, S. Pasupathi, The Effect of Potential Cycling on High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell with Different Flow Field Designs. Fuel Cells, Volume 19, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 231-243.

  • N. Dyantyi, A. Parsons, P. Bujlo, S. Pasupathi, Behavioural study of PEMFC during start-up/shutdown cycling for aeronautic applications. Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Volume 8, Issue 4, 2019. 

  • V. Bandlamudi, P. Bujlo, C. Sita, S. Pasupathi, Study on electrode carbon corrosion of high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell. Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 4, Part 2, 2018, Pages 10602-10610.

  • P. Bujlo, C.J. Xie, D. Shen, O. Ulleberg, S. Pasupathi, G. Pasciak, and B.G. Pollet, Hybrid polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell–lithium-ion battery powertrain testing platform – hybrid fuel cell electric vehicle emulator. International Journal of Energy Research, Volume 41 (2017) pp. 1596-1611.

  • S. Pasupathi, J. C. Calderon Gomez, H. Su, H. Reddy, P. Bujlo, C. Sita. Stationary HT-PEMFC-Based Systems - Combined Heat and Power Generation. In: B.G. Pollet, editors. Recent Advances in High-Temperature PEM Fuel Cells, A volume in Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells Primers, London: Elsevier Ltd.; 2016, pp. 55-77.

  • H. R. Ellamla, I. Staffell, P. Bujlo, B. G. Pollet, S. Pasupathi, Current status of fuel cell based combined heat and power systems for residential sector, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 293 (2015) pp. 312-328.

  • Ch. Xie, X. Xu, P. Bujlo, D. Shen, H. Zhao, S. Quan, Fuel cell and lithium iron phosphate battery hybrid powertrain with an ultracapacitor bank using direct parallel structure, Journal of Power Sources, 279 (2015) pp. 487-494.



Dr Bujlo has close connections with leading international and national research institutions as well as industrial partners operating in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology.


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