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TUKE SjF - Technical University of Kosice, Facuty of Mechanical Engineering

The Technical University of Košice (TUKE) is an internationally recognised research and education institution. The university faculties offer a wide range of educational activities, while intensively participating in research to address various highly topical issues.  

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Košice (FME TUKE) is one of the few faculties in Slovakia investigating hydrogen technologies. 

The faculty’s research in the field of hydrogen technologies dates back to 2006, when the Laboratory for Hydrogen Technologies I was established in the Department of Power Engineering of FME TUKE. At that time, experimental investigations of the capacity of the hydrogen stored in adsorption and absorption materials became the primary focus in the field of hydrogen research. In 2012, after more researchers from FME TUKE were engaged in the scientific and research tasks related to the production and storage of hydrogen, a second laboratory was built, called the Laboratory for Hydrogen Technologies II. The research activities performed in this laboratory focused on investigations into the use of renewable energy sources, especially on the potential for hydrogen production by electrolysis, hydrogen storage the in form of metal hydrides, as well as the subsequent use of hydrogen in fuel cells.

In recent years, the research performed at FME TUKE has addressed issues regarding low-pressure hydrogen storage in the form of metal hydrides; the development of crystalline, amorphous and highly entropic alloys to be used for hydrogen storage; testing novel materials in a wide range of pressures and temperatures (from 5 Pa to 6 MPa; from -196 to 500 °C); the development of an autonomous metal hydride compressor with a heat pump; and the development of a separator using metal alloys for hydrogen separation from a gaseous mixture.


Our vision

Our vision is to research and develop hydrogen technologies based on a long-term strategy for the development of the Slovak Republic in the context of increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of the country’s economy, with the aim of contributing to the decarbonisation of the power industry in Slovakia in line with the Paris Declaration.


Strategic goals

  • Research and innovation: In all industries, science and research represent strategic fields for creating innovative policies for the national economy. As a general rule, the results of current research will become the innovations of the future. In the field of hydrogen technologies, the activities in the fields of science, research and innovations will comply with the implementation of the strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) and the application of European Union policies.   
  • Education: We aim to ensure the propagation of knowledge and theoretical information related to all aspects of hydrogen technologies. The purpose is to create an educational centre which will disseminate new knowledge into the education processes at all levels. Education in the field of hydrogen technologies should be a focus in elementary, secondary and high schools, and it should be accompanied by training for the entities operating in both the public and the private sectors.

Tools for the implementation of our goals:

  • Acquisition of the funds necessary for research and development in the field of hydrogen technologies;
  • Establishment of partnerships in the field of hydrogen technologies;
  • Establishment of international partnerships for bilateral/multilateral applied research and industrial development in the field of hydrogen technologies;
  • Involvement in functional consortia for the purpose of the implementation of science and research projects;
  • Elementary and applied research in the field of hydrogen technologies, the results of which will be implemented in respective segments of the national economy.

General information


| SK, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering TUKE Letná 9, 042 00 Košice


Main Contact
prof. Ing. Tomáš Brestovič, PhD., ,Head of the Department of Power Engineering
Other Contacts
Ing. Karel Saksl, DrSc.,

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