The Gordon Research Seminar on Fuel Cells is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The 2016 Fuel Cells GRS will focus on the recent advances in the development of materials for proton exchange and anion exchange membrane fuel cells. This meeting will explore the fundamental issues related to catalyst and membrane materials, including degradation mechanisms and durability. Discussions will progress to applications of these materials in the development of next generation fuel cells and fuel cell inspired devices, such as electrolyzers and flow batteries.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Fuel Cells" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Development of Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells|
|Discussion Leader: Ashley Maes (University of New Mexico, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Dario Dekel (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)|
"Advances in Materials for Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Water Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells|
|Discussion Leader: Matthew Markiewicz (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Regis Dowd (University of Kansas, USA)|
"Engineering the Ionic Polymer Phase Surface Properties in a PEMFC Catalyst Layer"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Mayank Sabharwal (University of Alberta, Canada)|
"Effect of Liquid Water on the Pore Scale Gas Transport and Electrochemical Reactions in the Catalyst Layer of a PEMFC"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Lalit Pant (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)|
"Numerical Modelling of Multi-Phase Mass Transport in PEMFCs"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Christoph Simon (Technical University of Munich, Germany)|
"Modification of Microporous Layer Properties and Influence on Oxygen and Water Transport"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Pushing PEMFCs Further: Durability and High Temperature Operation|
|Discussion Leader: Yaovi Holade (University of Utah, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Michael Gerhardt (Harvard University, USA)|
"Anthraquinone Derivatives in Aqueous Flow Batteries"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Andrew Motz (Colorado School of Mines, USA)|
"Synthesis of Highly Crosslinked Polymer/Inorganic Membranes and Discussion of the Resulting High Proton Conductivity"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Henrike Schmies (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)|
"An In-Situ XRD and SAXS Study of the Morphological Stability of Platinum Nanoparticles on Oxide Supports for Oxygen Reduction Reaction"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Yadvinder Singh (Simon Fraser University, Canada)|
"3D Failure Analysis of Pure Mechanical Degradation in Fuel Cell Membranes"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Career Discussion Hour|
|Discussion Leader: Michael Gerhardt (Harvard University, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Dario Dekel (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)|
"A View from Industry and Academia"
|1:50 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|