An IMRC symposium is an ideal forum for the exchange of new ideas and research in the areas relating to materials for hydrogen production, storage, fuel cells and integration of hydrogen vector into fuel cells. Hydrogen-electricity co-generation is a topic of great importance as the synergy between the non-polluting fuel of the future and an efficient electricity generator will enhance both technologies. Hydrogen is an important fuel by itself and materials and methods to produce them in large quantities with minimal carbon foot print is an important challenge that will be addressed in this symposium. Storage, safe transportation and retrieval of stored hydrogen provide another bottleneck. Fuel cells are on the verge of reaching economic maturity provided the hydrogen issue is simultaneously solved.

Symposium Topics

  • Materials for renewable hydrogen production
  • Materials for hydrogen storage
  • Hydrogen storage systems and applications
  • Fuel cell materials
  • Fuel cell systems, research, and development
  • Hydrogen safety
  • Off-grid energy infrastructure based upon hydrogen
  • Stand-alone systems for remote areas (decentralized hydrogen economy)
  • Novel concepts for fuel cells and electrolysers (reversibility, multichamber cells)
  • Novel Materials for Hydrogen generation, utilization and storage (nanostructured materials - tailored nanostructures, 1D materials, integrated architectures, nanoscale catalysts)
  • Innovative technologies for materials and devices - synthetic techniques, high-throughput production, emerging technologies)
  • Novel characterization techniques

Invited Speakers

Shin-ichi Orimo (Tohoku University, Japan), Andreas Zuttel (EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland), Gavin Walker (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom), Martin Dornheim (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany), Changrong Xia (University of Science and Technology, P.R. China), Bin Zhu (Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden), L. C. De Jonghe (University of California at Berkeley, USA), S. J. Visco (Berkeley National Laboratory, USA), San Ping Jiang (Curtin University, Australia), R. J. Gorte (University of Pennsylvania, USA), Peter Holtappels (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark), Ellen Ivers-Tiffée (Universität Karlsruhe, Germany), J.A. Kilner (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK), Michel Cassir (Institut de Recherche de chimie Paris, IRCP, UMR 8247 du CNRS, Chimie Paris Tech (PSL), ENSCP)