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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

Fuel cells and Hydrogen

Symposium Chair

Donna Lee HoU.S. Department of Energy Overview of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Activities
Donna Lee Ho
Technology Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

Confirmed Invited Speaker

Scott BlanchetWhy Hydrogen?
Scott Blanchet
Vice President of Technology Development, Nuvera Fuel Cells

Di-Jia LiuMOFs and POPs and more – new classes of highly efficient non-PGM and ultralow PGM fuel cell catalysts prepared from rationally designed porous precursors
Di-Jia Liu
Chemist and Principal Investigator, Catalysis and Energy Conversion, Argonne National Laboratory

David CullenAdvancing Fuel Cell Materials through Electron Microscopy
David Cullen
Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Hui XuWater Electrolysis: from Components to Systems
Hui Xu
Director, Energy Conversion Materials, Giner Inc.


Symposium Sessions

Monday May 23

10:30Hydrogen Production
1:30Catalysts for Fuel Cells

Tuesday May 24

10:30Advanced Materials & Concepts for Fuel Cells

Wednesday May 25

8:30Innovation Spotlights: Energy/Efficiency - Emerald Technology Ventures
10:30Innovation Spotlights: Energy/Transportation - Magna, Cummins
10:30NASA Innovation & Technology Transfer
Fuel Cells & Hydrogen: Posters 3:30

Symposium Program

Monday May 23

10:30Hydrogen ProductionChesapeake 6
Session chair: Donna Lee Ho, U.S. Department of Energy (bio)
10:30U.S. Department of Energy Overview of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Activities (invited presentation)
D. Lee Ho, U.S. Department of Energy, US
10:55Why Hydrogen? (invited presentation)
S. Blanchet, Nuvera Fuel Cells, US
11:20Water Electrolysis: from Components to Systems (invited presentation)
H. Xu, C. Mittelsteadt, Giner Inc., US
11:45Defect-Tolerate Nanowire Motif for Efficient and Stable Water Splitting
S. Hu, M. Yao, K. Sun, C.-Y. Chi, M. Lichterman, C. Zhou, P. Daniel Dapkus, N.S. Lewis, Yale University, US
12:05An Integrated Si/Metal-Nitride Photoelectrochemical System for High Efficiency, Scalable Solar Hydrogen Production
Z. Mi, McGill University, CA
1:30Catalysts for Fuel CellsChesapeake 6
Session chair: Donna Lee Ho, U.S. Department of Energy, Philippe Serp, CNRS, Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, FR (bio)
1:30Advancing Fuel Cell Materials through Electron Microscopy (invited presentation)
D.A. Cullen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
1:55MOFs and POPs and more – new classes of highly efficient non-PGM and ultralow PGM fuel cell catalysts prepared from rationally designed porous precursors (invited presentation)
H. Barkholtz, L. Chong, Z. Kaiser, D-J Liu, Argonne National Laboratory, US
2:20Surfactant-Free and Scalable Manufacturing of Octahedral Platinum Alloy Nanoparticle Catalyst for Improved ORR Property
Z. Peng, University of Akron, US
2:40Advanced Catalysts for Fuel Cells
V. Stamenkovic, N. Markovic, D. Li, D. Strmcnik, Argonne National Laboratory, US
3:00Accessing fundamental characteristics of fuel cells by in operando high-energy XRD
V. Petkov, Central Michigan University, US
3:20Synthesis of bimetallic catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for fuel cell application
S. Louisia, M.R. Axet, M. Heitzmann, P-A. Jacques, P. Serp, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), FR
3:40High Performance Transition-Metal-Doped Pt3Ni Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
Yu Huang, University of California Los Angeles, US

Tuesday May 24

10:30Advanced Materials & Concepts for Fuel CellsChesapeake 6
Session chair: Donna Lee Ho, U.S. Department of Energy (bio)
10:30Development of a highly durable anode support for solid oxide fuel cell
M.T. Mehran, R-H Song, T-H Lim, S-B Lee, J-W Lee, S-J Park, Korea Institute of Energy Research, KR
10:50Self-healing Composite Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications
L. Wang, S.G. Advani, A.K. Prasd, University of Delaware, US
11:10Particle/Polymer Nanofiber Mat Electrodes for Hydrogen/Air Fuel Cells
P.N. Pintauro, J. Slack, R. Wycisk, M. Brodt, Vanderbilt University, US
11:30Graphene oxide based proton exchange membrane for high concentration direct methanol fuel cells
A. Paneri, S. Moghaddam, University of Florida, US

Wednesday May 25

8:30Innovation Spotlights: Energy/Efficiency - Emerald Technology VenturesNational Harbor 5
Session chair: T. Greeff, NSTXL, US
8:30Emerald Technology Ventures: Innovation Spotlight
N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
8:45NSTXL: Innovation Spotlight
T. Greeff, NSTXL - National Security Technology Accelerator, US
9:00Fast Superconducting Re-closer for Medium Voltage Grid Applications
V. Solovyov, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
9:07Novel Membranes: Liquid-based gating mechanism with tunable multiphase selectivity and antifouling behavior
R. Cunningham, Wyss Institute at Harvard, US
9:14Evaporation-driven generators
O. Sahin, Columbia University, US
9:21High-power triboelectric power generator
J. Park, Sungkyunkwan University Research & Business Foundation, KR
9:28CO2 Capture Technology using KIERSOLTM
E. Kim, Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER) (Government funded Institute), US
9:35Emerald Technology Ventures, NSTXL Q&A
10:30Innovation Spotlights: Energy/Transportation - Magna, CumminsNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Y.Q. Rao, Dow, US
10:30Magna: Innovation Spotlight
D. Pascoe, Magna, US
10:40Cummins: Innovation Spotlight
R. England, Cummins, US
11:00Prototyping of Advanced Materials for Next Generation Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries
D. Morris, Polaris Laboratories, LLC, US
11:07Robust Modal Filtering for Real-Time Control and Performance Optimization of Flexible Aircraft and Other Structures
S. Hull, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), US
11:14Advanced vapor-coating technologies
A. Paxson, DropWise Technologies Corp., US
11:21Marine antifouling peptide
C. Gesswein, Clemson University, US
11:28Magna, Cummins Q&A
10:30NASA Innovation & Technology TransferChesapeake 3
D. Lockney, NASA, US
NASA Innovators: Commercialization Success Stories
12:00Lunch Break (on own)
Fuel Cells & Hydrogen: Posters 3:30Potomac Registration Hall
Thermochemical Copper Oxide – Copper Sulfate Water Splitting Cycle for Solar Hydrogen Production
R. Bhosale, D. Dardor, A. Kumar, F. AlMomani, U. Ghosh, Qatar University, QA
Production of hydrogen from various feedstock options using non-thermal plasma catalyzed reforming
L. Frost, J. Hartvigsen, E. Elangovan, Ceramatec Inc, US
Hydrogen Adsorption on Isoreticular Metal-Organic Framework
S. Loera-Serna, S. López-Sosa, E. Ortiz, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, MX
Electrochemical performance of H2O-CO2 co-electrolysis with a tubular solid-oxide co-electrolysis (SOC) cell
T-H Lim, J-W Lee, S-B Lee, S-J Park, R-H Song, Korea Institute of Energy Research, KR
Graphene decorated metal nanoclusters as an effective novel catalyst for improving the hydrogen storage behaviour of MgH2
M. Sterlin Leo Hudson, A. Ramesh, K. Takahashi, Central University of Tamil Nadu, IN

Topics & Application Areas

  • Fuel cell technologies & applications
  • Advanced materials for fuel cells
  • Membrane technologies
  • Hydrogen generation & production methods
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Case studies & best practices
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

The Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage (Formerly the Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology) focuses on processes, components, devices and systems that store and convert electrical and chemical energy. This journal publishes peer-reviewed archival scholarly articles, research papers, technical briefs, review articles, perspective articles, and special volumes. Specific areas of interest include electrochemical engineering, electrocatalysis, novel materials, analysis and design of components, devices, and systems, balance of plant, novel numerical and analytical simulations, advanced materials characterization, innovative material synthesis and manufacturing methods, thermal management, reliability, durability, and damage tolerance. Papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following technological areas: batteries, flow batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers, separation membranes, capacitors, thermogalvanic cells, photoelectrochemical cells, and distributed energy.

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