Lukas Wehrle, M. Sc.

Lukas Wehrle, M. Sc.

  • Englerstr. 14
    76131 Karlsruhe


M. Sc. Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 04/2017 – 04/2019

Master Thesis : Modeling and numerical simulation of a high-temperature water electrolysis cell for Power-to-gas applications


B. Sc. Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 10/2013 – 01/2017

Bachelor Thesis: Synthesis of Pt/MeOx (Me = Al, Ce, Sn, W) catalysts for application in catalysis and sensing



17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XVII), „Model-Based Optimization of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells and Stacks for Power-to-Gas Applications”, Digital Meeting, 2021, oral presentation.

17th Symposium on Modeling and Experimental Validation of Electrochemical Energy Technologies (MODVAL 17), „Optimizing the performance of solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) and stacks for Power-to-Gas applications”, Sion, Switzerland, 2021, oral presentation.

743. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on „Process Integration, Chemical and Thermal Energy Storage for the Energy Transformation”, „Stack-Scale Modelling of Reversible Solid Oxide Cells (rSOCs)”, Bad Honnef, Germany, 2021, poster presentation.

EFCF2020, 14th European SOFC & SOE Forum, “Analysing the impact of electrode materials and microstructures on SOFC stack and system performance”, Luzern, Switzerland, 2020, poster presentation.

DECHEMA, Jahrestreffen Reaktionstechnik gemeinsam mit der Fachgruppe Mehrphasenströmungen, „Dynamic modeling of reversible solid oxide cells (rSOCs)“, Würzburg, Germany, 2019, oral presentation.



L. Wehrle, Y. Wang, P. Boldrin, Nigel P. Brandon, O. Deutschmann, A. Banerjee. „Optimizing Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Performance to Re-evaluate Its Role in the Mobility Sector”. ACS Environ. Au 2021. DOI: 10.1021/acsenvironau.1c00014

L. Wehrle, D. Schmider, J. Dailly, A. Banerjee, O. Deutschmann. „ Model-Based Optimization of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells and Stacks for Power-to-Gas Applications”. ECS Trans. 2021, 103(1), 545-554. DOI: 10.1149/10301.0545ecst

Y. Wang, L. Wehrle, A. Banerjee, Y. Shi, O. Deutschmann. „Analysis of a biogas-fed SOFC CHP system based on multi-scale hierarchical modeling”. Renewable Energy 2021, 163, 78-87. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2020.08.091

Y. Wang, A. Banerjee, L. Wehrle, Y. Shi, N. P. Brandon, O. Deutschmann. „Performance analysis of a reversible solid oxide cell (r-SOC) system based on multi-scale hierarchical SOC modelling”. Energy Convers. Manage. 2019, 196, 484–496. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2019.05.099

L. Wehrle, Y. Wang, A. Banerjee, N. P. Brandon, O. Deutschmann. „Dynamic Modeling of Reversible Solid Oxide Cells”. Chem. Ing. Tech. 2019, 91, 833–842. DOI: 10.1002/cite.201800188


Research Interests:

  • High-temperature fuel/electrolysis cells, in particular solid oxide cells (SOCs)
  • Development of detailed multi-scale models
  • Clean and alternative electrochemical reactors and energy storage concepts
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for reactor and stack design