Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition
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Technical Sessions

Technical Program

The Fuel Cell Seminar will be hosting more than 30 technical sessions featuring over 180 presentations from the industry's top researchers, scientists, and speakers.  

See below for this year's Technical Sessions program. Click on a session topic to see its time, date, location, presentation titles, and authors.  More detailed descriptions of the presentations are below as well.

The Technical Sessions rooms are conveniently located next to each other along the Convention Center corridor. This makes it easy to switch in and out of sessions and see the presentations of your choice.

Wednesday, November 8

Session One
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Topics

Session Two
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Topics

Thursday, November 9

Session One
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Session Two
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM


State, Regional, and International Overviews and Opportunities:  Hydrogen Focus
Wednesday, November 8
Room 101 A, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • 2017 Northeast Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Fleet Deployment Plan - Joel Rinebold, CCAT
  • Hydrogen Roadmap for the State of Ohio - Kristian Jokinen, CALSTART
  • Facts about Renewable Hydrogen Production in California - Jose López-Gallego, H2B2 USA, LLC
  • Real World Hydrogen Fuel Cell Experiences - Chris Schneider, International Motorwerks
  • IEA Hydrogen: Global Collaboration in R,D&D - Mary Rose de Valladares, IEA Hydrogen

Medium & Heavy Duty Vehicles 1
Wednesday, November 8
Room 101 B, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Fuel Cell Trucks - Paul Scott, TransPower
  • Advanced Fuel Cell Platform For Heavy Duty Vehicles - Nathan Joos, Hydrogenics Corporation
  • No-Compromise Freight Transport in Operation - Ben Nyland, Loop Energy
  • Hydrogen Region 2.0: demonstration projects in The Netherlands and Belgium - Wouter Laak, WaterstofNet
  • Fuel Cell Extended Range Delivery Truck - Kristian Jokinen, CALSTART
  • Medium- and Heavy-Duty PEM Fuel Cell Electric Truck Analysis: A Comparison with Fuel Cell Electric Buses and Light-Duty Vehicles and Their Potential to Lower Costs in the Early Market - Brian James, Strategic  Analysis, Inc.

Fuel Cell Power Plant Projects
Wednesday, November 8
Room 102 A, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • DEMOSOFC Project: Results From an Industrial-Size Biogas-Fed SOFC - Massimo Santarelli, Politecnico di Torino
  • Field Demonstration of a 50 kW Novel Reversible SOFC system for Microgrid Energy Storage - Joshua Mermelstein, Boeing
  • High Efficiency Fuel Cell Power Plant Using Direct Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Stacks - Yulin Ma, FuelCell Energy
  • Hybrid PEM Fuel Cell Powered by Reformed Bioethanol - Paolo Fracas, Genport srl
  • Adaptation and Assessment of an Off-grid Primary Power, PEM Fuel Cell and Renewable Hydrogen System for a Rural School in South Africa - Marek Malinowski, HySA Systems Integration & Technology Validation Competence Centre

Catalyst Development for Low Temperature Fuel Cells
Wednesday, November 8
Room 102 B, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • The ElectroCat (Electrocatalysis) Consortium: Tools for Expediting PGM-Free Fuel Cell Development - Simon Thompson, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Nanocatalysts for Low Temperature Fuel Cells - Arunachala Kannan, Arizona State University
  • Novel Nanomaterials for Fuel Cells as Clean Energy Source - Syed Zaidi, Qatar University
  • Wood-based Carbon Catalysts for Low-temperature Fuel Cells - Ivar Kruusenberg, University of Tartu
  • Remarkable Performance of Pt free Activated Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Anode in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell - Rajib Das, University of Florida

Hydrogen Fueling Activities/ANalysis At national Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Wednesday, November 8
Room 102 C, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Deployment of Hydrogen Refueling Stations in the US: Moving Beyond California - Marc Melaina, NREL
  • Performance of Existing Hydrogen Stations - Keith Wipke, NREL
  • Hydrogen Tube Trailer Consolidation – Amgad Elgowainy, ANL
  • Performance Testing of Hydrogen Flow Meters - Danny Terlip, NREL
  • Hydrogen Refueling Station Cost Reduction - Nemanya Sedoglavich,  Shell TechWorks

Manufacturing Challenges & Solutions
Wednesday, November 8
Room 103 A, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Meeting Cost and Manufacturing Expectations for Automotive Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates - Jennie Huya-Kouadio, Strategic Analysis Inc.
  • Development of Manufacturing Techniques for the Flexi-Planar Fuel Cell - Jon Morgado, University College London
  • Challenges and Solutions in the R2R Manufacturing of the Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assembly - Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH
  • Precision Coating Deposition Techniques for Fuel Cell Development and Manufacturing - Stuart Erickson, Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.

Advanced Fuel Cell Components & Systems
Wednesday, November 8
Room 103 B, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Commercialization of Advanced Fuel Cell Blowers and Controllers - Ski Milburn, VAIREX Air Systems
  • Towards a Novel and Scalable Coating Technology – Unraveling the Challenges of Metallic Bipolar Plates for PEFCs - Vitali Weissbecker, Precors GmbH / Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEK-3
  • Graphite Bipolar Plates for HT PEM Fuel Cells – a New and Fast Way to Produce Them Using High Speed Compaction - Mats Wallins, Cell Impact AB
  • Cost Reduction of Energy Transport by Combined Liquid Hydrogen Cryostat Cooled Superconductor, Single LH2 - MgBr2 Superconductor Pipeline, Over Separate High Voltage Copper or Aluminum Transmission Lines and Low Pressure H2 Pipelines Due to Decreased Labor and Right of Way Cost - Kevin Reed, HST- Hydricity Superconductor Transport
  • Feasibility and Technology Assessments of Mars Power Infrastructure Using Solar Power with Regenerative Fuel Cell Energy Storage - Ian Jakupca,  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Product Development - SOFC Focus
Wednesday, November 8
Room 103 C, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Development, Manufacturing and Deploymentof SOFC-Based Products at SOLIDpower - Olivier Bucheli, SOLIDpower
  • REDOX Stability Improvement in Metal Supported Cells with Strontium Titanate Based Fuel Electrode: a Step Towards the Next Generation Solid Oxide Cells - Andreas Richter, CerPoTech AS
  • High Temperature Anode Off-Gas Recycle Blower for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications - James Walton, Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc.
  • Introduction of a Low Sealing Stress Vermiculite Based Compression Gasket for SOFCs - Stephen Bond, Flexitallic

Session Two
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

novel concepts and Innovative deployments
Wednesday, November 8
Room 101 A, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions) 

  • Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Using SureSource Fuel Cell - Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  • Riding The Storm: The Trials and Tribulations of a Privately-Funded Microgrid - Ryan Stoltenberg, Wooster Energy Engineering
  • Performance of a Lightweight Fuel Cell/Battery Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operating in Vehicle-to-Grid - Vincent Oldenbroek, Delft University of Technology
  • Seedling - Circular Aquaponics for Urban Agriculture - Travis Andren, Seedling LLC
  • Renewable Hydrogen Powered Data Centers - Keith Wipke, NREL
  • SchIBZ – Large Fuel Cell Systems for Ecofriendly Diesel-Propelled Seagoing Vessels – Pedro Nehter, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH

Fuel Cells for Transportation – Analysis
Wednesday, November 8
Room 101 B, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Financial Assessment of Hydrogen Refueling Station Network in California - Matteo Muratori, NREL
  • Exploring the Marketability of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles - Javier Brey, H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies
  • Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Competitive Analysis: A U.S. Perspective - Patrick Fullencamp, GLWN
  • Impact of Fuel Cell Vehicles on U.S. Employment - Marianne Mintz, Argonne National Laboratory and Catherine Mertes, RCF Economic and Financial Consulting
  • Direct Hydrogen PEM Fuel Cell Powertrain Manufacturing Cost Analysis for Automotive Applications - Yong Yang, Austin Power Engineering LLC

SOFC Technology Development - Federal, Labs, and More
Wednesday, November 8
Room 102 A, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Overview of DOE’s SOFC Technology Development - Jai-woh Kim, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Achievements of NEDO SOFC Durability Projects from 2005 - Harumi Yokokawa, The University of Tokyo
  • Enabling Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology through Research and Development at NETL - Gregory Hackett, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Jeff Stevenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development at FuelCell Energy - Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  • Fuel Cell Technologies for Energy Storage, Chemicals Production and Transportation - Grigorii Soloveichik, ARPA-E

Catalyst r & d
Wednesday, November 8
room 102 b, 3:45 PM - 5:45 pm

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Gradational Structured Catalyst Layer for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells - Sota Okuno, Tokyo University of Science
  • Highly Active and Stable Platinum Electrocatalysts Based on Engineered Carbon Supports (ECSs) - Alexey Serov, Pajarito Powder, LLC
  • ORR Activity of Pt/MWCNTs Catalysts Prepared via Arc Plasma Deposition Method - Yumi Tanaka, Tokyo University of Science
  • Performance Enhancement of MEA Prepared by Pulsed Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) Method for PEMFC - Yeon-Tae Yu, Chonbuk National University
  • Multi-Functional Catalyst Support - Minette Ocampo, pH Matter LLC

infrastructure safety
Wednesday, November 8
room 102 c, 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Safety Learnings from Light Duty Hydrogen Vehicle Fueling Infrastructure Projects - Nick Barilo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Standardized Hydrogen Fueling Station for Network Deployments - Stephen SzymanzkiNel Hydrogen A/S
  • Safety Sensors for the Hydrogen Infrastructure - William Buttner, NREL
  • Our Newly Developed Hydrogen Sensor - Akira Nakao, New Cosmos Electric, Co. Ltd.
  • Low-Cost Colorimetric Point Source Hydrogen Leak Detectors - William Hoagland, Element One, Inc.

activities supporting fuel cell commercialization
Wednesday, November 8
room 103 a, 3:45 Pm - 5:45 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Overview of Fuel Cell R&D Activities of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office - John Kopasz, Argonne National Laboratory
  • PEM and Alkaline Electrolyzers Bottom-up Manufacturing Cost Analysis - Yong Yang, Austin Power Engineering LLC
  • Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for PEM and Alkaline Water Electrolysis Systems - Mark Ruth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Availability and Cost of Platinum and Other Platinum Group Metals That are Core to PEM Fuel Cells – David Jollie, Anglo American
  • “AutoStack Industrie” – Paving the Way Towards Mass Produced Affordable Automotive Fuel Cell Stacks - Andre Martin, Andre Martin Consulting

renewable hydrogen pathways
Wednesday, November 8
room 103 b, 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm 

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • An Overview of HydroGEN, a DOE Energy Materials Network, Aimed at Accelerating the R&D of Advanced Water Splitting Materials (AWSM) - Huyen Dinh, NREL
  • Electrolyzers Enabling Renewable Energy - Manish Mohanpurkar, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell Development for Hydrogen Production and Energy Storage - Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  • Creating a Global Hydrogen Infrastructure from Waste Materials - Dan Madden, Eco Energy International
  • 96.8% Energy Saving with Nano Pulsed DCElectrolysis over ConventionalElectrolysis for Use in On Board IC Engine Hydrogen Fuel Additive Production and Centralized Hydrogen Production - Kevin Reed, HST- Hydricity Superconductor Transport
  • Operation of a Solar Hydrogen Production Cum Dispensing Facility and Demonstration of Hydrogen - Diesel Dual Fuel Vehicles at National Institute of Solar Energy, Gwal Pahari, Gurugram, Haryana (India) - Shweta Soam, National Institute of Solar Energy
  • Synthesis of Au@TiO2 Hollow Core-shell / g-C3N4 Composites for Photocatalytic H2 Evolution - Gautam Kumar Naik, Chonbuk National University

Fuel Processing
Wednesday, November 8
room 103 c, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Highly Effective Catalysts Supported on Metal Foams for Reforming Hydrocarbons for SOFCs - Pavel Snytnikov, Novorocs Technologies LLC
  • Hydrogen Generator Using Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel for PEMFC - Byounggwan Gwak, Hnpower, Inc.
  • Hydrocarbon Fuel Reforming over Pyrochlore (A2B2O7) Based Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications - Timothy Fogarty, Pyrochem Catalyst Company
  • Adsorptive On-board Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels and Full Thermal Regeneration of the Adsorbent via Hot Off-gas from a SOFC - Raphael Neubauer, Graz University of Technology
  • Advanced Next Generation Sorbents for Effective Sulfur Removal for Fuel Cells: Dimethyl Sulfide, Mercaptan and COS Adsorption - Gokhan Alptekin, SulfaTrap LLC
  • Evaporation Research of Five Different Fuels in Evaporator Coil of Steam Reformer - Jenn-Kun Kuo, National University of Tainan

Thursday, November 9

Session One
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Analysis
Thursday, november 9
Room 101 a, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Sandia National Laboratories' Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program: Enabling Hydrogen Technologies with Science and Engineering - Jonathan Zimmerman, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Accelerating Fuel Cell Engine Powertrain Development and Validation - Ross Bailey, Greenlight Innovation
  • Impact Vehicle-to-Grid on Fuel Cell Durability and Cost of Electricity from Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles - Vincent Oldenbroek, Delft University of Technology
  • An Analysis of Performance and Safety Evaluation Items for Power Conditioning System of Residential Fuel Cell System - Seung-Kuk Lee, Institute of Gas Safety R&D
  • An Empirical Study for Safety on the Common Exhaust Ventilation Structure for 5kW Class Stationary Fuel Cell Systems - Eun-Kyung Lee, Institute of Gas Safety R&D

Commercialization and Outreach Strategies: Prototypes, Patents, Public Education
Thursday, november 9
Room 101 B, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Turning Prototypes into Products - George Roberts, TechScale Solutions, LLC
  • Protecting Fuel Cell Technology: Trade Secrets - Maximilienne Giannelli, Finnegan
  • Fuel Cell Commercialization: Patent Law Insights - Maximilienne Giannelli, Finnegan
  • Beyond Twitter & Demonstration Projects: An Introduction to Lean Startup Methods & Marketing Tools - Webb Johnson, Pajarito Powder, LLC
  • The State of Fuel Cell Technology in Public Education - Richard Reynolds, Darien High School Fuel Cell Vehicle Program
  • Troops to Engineers: An Innovative Approach to Fuel Cell Education by the Military - David Cook, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center

sofc technology development 2
Thursday, november 9
room 102 a, 1:15 - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Pressurized SOFC testing at Washington State University - Dustin McLarty, Washington State University
  • Development of a Novel Flexible and Cost-Effective Stack Design for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Yoon Ho Lee , University of California, San Diego
  • All-Ceramic SOFC Technology by Saint-Gobain:  Architecture and Performance - Ayhan Sarikaya, Saint-Gobain
  • Cost Effective Cr Getters for Mitigation of Cathode Poisoning in SOFC Power Systems - Ashish Aphale, University of Connecticut

MEA/Membrane R&D
Thursday, november 9
Room 102 B, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • MEAs with Particle/Polymer Nanofiber Mat Electrodes for Hydrogen/Air Fuel Cells - Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University
  • Hydrocarbon Nanocomposite Membranes with Cell Performance Equivalent to Nafion without Water Swelling Problems - Sangwoo Kim, Sogang University
  • Proton-conducting Ceramics for Electricity Generation,  Energy Storage, and Fuels Synthesis - Neal Sullivan, Colorado School of Mines
  • Effects of Ionomer to Carbon Ratio and operation conditions in Direct Glucose Fuel Cells - Tomoharu Yuki, Tokyo University of Science

Regulations, Codes & Standards
Thursday, november 9
Room 102 C, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • NFPA 2 -The US National Hydrogen Code - Carl Rivkin, NREL
  • Standards for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Safety - Brent Hartman, CSA Group
  • Certification Requirements for Hydrogen Fueling Stations in North America - Livio Gambone, CSA Group
  • GHG Emissions from Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles - Stefan Unnasch, Life Cycle Associates LLC

Fuel Cell Component R&D
Thursday, november 9
Room 103 A, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Advanced materials systems for high temperature electrochemical devices: From SOFC to SOEC and OTM - Md Aman Uddin, University of Connecticut
  • Effects of Real-World Air Impurities on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode Stability - Boxun Hu, University of Connecticut
  • Migration and stabilization of radical scavengers in PEFCs - Andrew Baker, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • A MiTi Bladeless Turbomachinery Concept: Shear Driven Gas Compression/Expansion with Deformable Structures – Theory & Experiment - James Walton, Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc.
  • A-Site Deficient La2-xNiO4±δ Infiltrated LSCF Cathode with Improved Performance and Stability - Xingbo Liu, West Virginia University
  • A New Insight into the Oxygen Reduction Reaction on High Performance Cation-Ordered PrBaCo2O5+δ Perovskite as IT-SOFC Cathode - Xingbo Liu, West Virginia University

Hydrogen Infrastructure/Energy Storage
Thursday, november 9
Room 103 B, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • H2@Scale: Technical and Economic Potential of Hydrogen as an Energy Intermediate - Mark Ruth, NREL
  • Development of Hydrogen Production Infrastructure - How Big Scale Hydrogen Plants Will Help Developing the Market - Jose López-Gallego, H2B2 USA, LLC
  • Hydrogen in Volume: It's Use in 'Sector Coupling' the Gas and Elecricity Sectors - Steve Jones, ITM Power Inc.
  • Green Hydrogen Enabling Deep Decarbonization - Monterey Gardiner, BMW Group
  • The Migration to the Hydrogen Economy: The Case of Spain - Javier Brey, H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies
  • Hydrogen Refueling Stations Providing Grid Services - Yusheng Luo, Idaho National Laboratory

Technology advances
Thursday, november 9
Room 103 C, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Numerical Analysis and Experimental Performance Optimization of 1 kW-class Flat-Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (FT-SOFC) Stack Operating on Hydrogen and Pre-reformed Natural Gas - Kashif Rashid, University of Science and Technology (UST), Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)
  • Process Current Source for Investigation on Current Waveform in Electrolysis Process - Steffen Bintz, University of Stuttgart
  • Integration of a 150 kW High Temperature Electrolyzer for Green Industrial Hydrogen Production - Joshua Mermelstein, Boeing
  • New Developments in Large Scale PEM Electrolysis for MW Scale Hydrogen Production - Stephen Szymanski, Proton OnSite
  • Modified Electric Current Profiles for Alkaline Water Electrolyzers - Friedrich Speckmann, University of Stuttgart
  • Low-Cost Reversible Alkaline Fuel Cell - Paul Matter, pH Matter

Session Two
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Techno-Economic Analysis, SOFC/Stationary
Thursday, november 9
Room 102 A, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • E4tech's 2017 Review of the Fuel Cell Industry - David Hart, E4tech
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology Development and its Distributed Generation Market Potential - Arun Iyengar, KeyLogic Systems Inc.
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Eliminate Downtime for Hybrid, Off-grid, Power Systems - Craig Allman, Ultra Electronics – USSI
  • Hydrogen Energy Storage for Renewable-Intensive Electricity Grids - Zane McDonald, University of California, Davis
  • Developing Advanced SOFC Materials Towards Commercialization - Andreas Richter, CerPoTech AS

sofc/soec modeling
Thursday, november 9
room 102 b, 3:45 Pm - 5:45 pm

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Accelerated Life Testing and Modeling of SOFC Electrode Degradation Mechanisms - Scott Barnett, Northwestern University
  • Model-based approach for analysis of the sensitivity of planar SOEC to selected parameters - Jakub Kupecki, Institute of Power Engineering
  • Modeling of Power-to-Gas and Electric Energy Storage System Based on Solar-assisted Reversible Solid Oxide Cell (rSOC) - Giulio Guandalini, Politecnico di Milano
  • Modeling rSOC Coupled with Na-based Heat Pipes for Electrochemical Energy Storage Applications - Luca Mastropasqua, Politecnico di Milano
  • Light Water Reactor Repurposed for H2 Generation by SOEC - Richard Boardman, Idaho National Laboratory

hydrogen storage
Thursday, november 9
Room 102 c, 3:45 Pm - 5:45 Pm

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Performance Modeling of Fuel Cell Vehicles Fueled by Chemical Hydrogen Storage Materials - Kriston Brooks, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Low Cost, High Performance Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage System for Forklift Applications - Craig Jensen, Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers, LLC
  • Analysis of Adsorbent-Based Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cell Vehicles - David Tamburello, Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Cost Trade-Offs in H2 Storage Design Space - Cassidy Houchins, Strategic Analysis, Inc.
  • Assessment of a Cryogenic Cycle System for Improved Hydrogen Liquefaction through Heisenberg Vortex Separation - Zhiwen Ma, NREL
  • Palladium Supported on Reduced Graphene Oxide as a High-performance Catalyst for the Dehydrogenation of Dodecahydro-N-ethylcarbazole - Bin Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Transient Impurity Concentration of Absorption and Desorption in Metal Hydride - Saori Ashida, Tokyo University of Science

 

pem fuel cell R&D
Thursday, november 9
room 103 a, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Cooling of PEM Fuel Cell using Two-phase Boiling Heat Transfer - Eun Jung Choi, Seoul National University
  • Numerical Study of Droplet Impact on Inclined Surface: Viscosity Effects - Biao Zhou, University of Windsor
  • Durability of Polybenzimidazole High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell - Vamsikrishna Bandlamudi, HySA Systems Integration & Technology Validation Competence Centre
  • Maximize Fuel Cell Performance by Reducing Electrical Contact Resistance Between Coated Bipolar Plates and Gas Diffusion Layers - Henrik Ljungcrantz, Impact Coatings AB
  • Influence of Ionomer Structures and Ratios on Performance and Degradation of PEM Fuel Cells - Samaneh Shahgaldi,  20/20 Laboratory for Fuel Cell and Green Energy RD&D, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • Deep Insight into Degradation of a PEMFC in Reformate Hydrogen for Stationary Applications - Irina Profatilova, French Commissary for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies

medium & heavy duty vehicles 2
Thursday, november 9
Room 103 B, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Truck, Bus, Specialty Vehicle Applications - Pete Devlin, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Demonstration of Fuel Cell Electric Buses Operating in the Harsh Environment of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Scott Higgins, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
  • Life Cycle Assessment as a Methodology to Evaluate the Transition to Zero Emission Bus Fleets - Analy Castillo, UCI - Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP)
  • Hybridization of Fuel Cell Drivetrains for Heavy Duty Vehicles - Alan Mace, Ballard Power Systems Inc.
  • Commercialization of Fuel Cell Electric Buses is Gaining Momentum Worldwide - Nicolas Pocard, Ballard Power Systems Inc.
  • The Demand for Hydrogen and Hydrogen Infrastructure from Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles in California - Guozhen Li, University of California - Davis

technical advances - portable power/apu
Thursday, november 9
Room 103 C, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentations (click here for detailed descriptions)

  • Development and Design of Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) based on a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and Fueled with Diesel - Hyundal Song, HnPower
  • Mobile SOFC Diesel APU - Thomas Krauss, AVL List GmbH
  • Standalone Diesel/Jet-fueled Fuel Cell Generators - Subir Roychoudhury, Precision Combustion, Inc.
  • Development of a PEMFC Power System for the Insitu ScanEagle UAS - James Sisco, Protonex Technology Corporation
  • Dynamics of Direct Hydrocarbon PEM Fuel Cells - Eugene Kong, University of Southern California
  • Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell for Portable Power - Paul Matter, pH Matter

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) will publish an issue of its ECS Transactions (ECST) of full conference papers from the 2017 Fuel Cell Seminar for interested presenters. 

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