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  • Provisional Programme - 18/08/2015
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    • Fuel Cells Short Course
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  • Sunday 13th September 2015 - Hôtel Mercure, La Grande Motte - 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-16:30 - Fuel Cells Short Course - FULL

  • Fuel Cells Short Course - fuel cell fundamentals, fuel cell electrocatalysis with noble and non-noble metals
    Content: This short course will focus on the fundamental principles of electrocatalytic activity and how the kinetic parameters can be measured in different electrochemical systems (rotating disk electrode, fuel cell) for slow or fast electrochemical kinetics. Detailed case studies will be reviewed, highlighting how the kinetic parameters may, or may not, be disentangled from other physico-chemical phenomena occurring in parallel, such as diffusion and/or conduction of species involved in the electrochemical reactions. The key scalars describing the activity of PGM-based catalysts on one hand and of non-PGM catalysts on the other hand will be reviewed. The key concepts and most recent views proposed from various groups worldwide towards improved ORR activity of Pt-based catalysts and improved ORR activity/site structure of non-PGM catalysts will be presented. The course will end with a review of the major processes leading to the decay of activity and/or power performance of catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), and a review of the mitigation strategies envisioned for the future.
  • Morning
  • Incentives behind the development of novel electrocatalysts for low temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers
  • Thermodynamic principles applied to the electrochemistry of PEM fuel cells
  • Fundamental laws of electrochemical kinetics
  • Mixed control by kinetics and mass transport
  • Afternoon
  • Electrochemical methods for measuring electrochemical activities
  • Detailed examples of studies on PGM-based catalysts for HER/HOR and ORR
  • Detailed examples of studies on non-PGM catalysts for ORR
  • Degradation of PGM-based and non-PGM catalysts for ORR

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  • SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2015 - Palais des Congrès, La Grande Motte - 16:00-21:00 - Poster Session 1 & Welcome Buffet
  • - 16:00: Registration desk opens
    - 19:00-21:00: Poster session 1 and welcome reception: food and drinks
  • MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • Morning
  • 09:00 - 09:15 Conference Opening
    09:15 - 09:55 Alternative PEFC Catalysts for Future Commercial FCVs
    Yu Morimoto, Toyota Central R&D Labs. Inc., Japan
    09:55 - 10:35Extended Surface Electrocatalyst Development for Ultra-low Pt loading Fuel Cells
    Brian Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
    10:35 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 11:20PVD Grown Metal Oxide Supported Ultra-low Pt Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
    Md Aman Uddin, University of Connecticut, USA
    11:20 - 11:40Solution processable Pt thin film catalyst layers by electroless deposition
    Isaac Martens, University of British Columbia, Canada
    11:40 - 12:00Characterization of ultra-low Pt loading MEAs prepared by electrospray
    Daniel Garcia Sanchez, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt, Germany
    12:00 - 12:20Positioning of a Reference Electrode in a PEM Fuel Cell
    Andrei Kulikovsky, Research Centre Juelich, Germany
    12:20 - 14:00 Lunch Break

  • Afternoon
  • 14:00 - 14:40Nanostructured low-Pt and non-Pt electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction
    Peter Strasser, Technische universität Berlin, Germany
    14:40 - 15:10MOFs and POPs - Two new classes of porous precursors for highly efficient non-PGM catalyst design and synthesis
    Di-Jia Liu, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
    15:10 - 15:30Metal/nitrogen-doped carbons as active and stable electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution
    Haiwei Liang, Max Planck Institute for polymer research, Germany
    15:30 - 15:50Transition metal ion-chelating ordered mesoporous carbons for the oxygen reduction reaction
    Johanna K. Dombrovskis, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    15:50 - 16:20 Coffee break
    16:20 - 17:00 Development of Non Precious Metal Oxide Cathode for PEFCs
    Ken-Ichiro Ota, Yokohama National University, Japan
    17:00 - 17:20Measuring an electrocatalyst’s vital signs: the need for in operando studies
    Timo Jacob, Ulm University, Germany
    17:20 - 17:40 Morphological and dimensional effect of the graphene on high performing oxygen reduction reaction catalysts in acidic media
    Min Wook Chung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
    17:40 - 18:00Effect of halide impurities on the mechanism of the ORR and a critical assessment of X
    Daniel Scherson, Case Western Reserve University, USA
    18:00 - 19:15 Break

  • Evening
  • 19:15 - 21:00 Poster Session 2 and Reception

  • TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • Morning
  • 09:00 - 09:30Unravelling the Mysteries of Electro-Active Sites in Non Pt Group Metal Electrocatalysts
    Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University, USA
    09:30 - 09:50 Influence of the structural composition on the activity and stability of Me-N-C catalysts
    Ioanna Martinaiou, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    09:50 - 10:10The use of X-ray absorption spectroscopy to unveil the active site structure of non-precious metal electrocatalysts for PEM fuel cells
    Andrea Zitolo, Synchrotron SOLEIL, France
    10:10 - 10:30The mechanism of the oxygen reduction reaction on non-precious metal catalysts in acidic conditions: an ab initio study
    Stephen J. Paddison, University of Tennessee, USA
    10:30 - 10:55 Coffee break
    10:55 - 11:35Challenges and Opportunities with 3M Nanostructured Thin Film (NSTF) Ultra-low PGM ORR Electrocatalysts
    Andrew Steinbach, 3M Company, USA
    11:35 - 11:55 New low Pt loading fuel cell cathode architecture made of self-standing arrays of electrocatalyst nanotubes
    Arnaud Morin, CEA LITEN - Université Grenoble Alpes, France
    11:55 - 12:15Design of Hollow Pt-Ni Nanostructures and their Application for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction
    Frédéric Maillard, CNRS - LEPMI - Université Grenoble Alpes, France
    12:15 - 14:00 Lunch Break

  • Afternoon
  • 14:00 - 14:40Non-noble Metal Catalysts based on Carbon Nanotubes for Fuel Cell Application
    Bruno Jousselme, CEA Saclay, France
    14:40 - 15:00Hybrid electrodes consisting of carbon nanotubes, MN4 macrocyclic complexes and graphite for the reduction of O2
    José H. Zagal, University of Santiago de Chile, Chile
    15:00 - 15:20Activity of water splitting Prussian blue-type catalysts in PEM electrolysers
    Jose-Ramon Galan-Mascaros, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain
    15:20 - 15:40 Nitrogen-doped Carbon-based Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
    Eunae Cho, KAIST, Republic of Korea
    15:40 - 16:10 Coffee break
    16:10 - 16:50How much value there really is in non-precious metal ORR catalysts for fuel cells?
    Piotr Zelenay, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
    16:50 - 17:10PEM Fuel Cell Behavior of Non-precious Metal-based Air Electrodes Probed by Linked Experiments and Modeling
    Thomas A. Zawodzinski, University of Tennessee, USA
    17:10 - 17:30Modeling Hierarchical Non-Precious Metal Catalyst Cathodes for PEFCs Using Multi-Scale X-ray CT Imaging
    Siddharth Komini Babu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    17:30 - 17:50Kinetics and performance of precious metal-free cathode with world leading durability
    Andrew Creeth, ACAL Energy Ltd, United Kingdom
    17:50 - 19:30 Break

  • Evening
  • 19:30 - Beachside Dinner

  • WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • Morning
  • 09:00 - 09:30The Status of Hydrogen Fuel Cells and H2 R&D in the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Program - Overview on the Platinum Loading Project Activity
    Lionel Boillot, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, Belgium
    09:30 - 10:00 The Challenges for Pt Alloys in Automotive Applications - Progress on De-alloyed PtNi Cathode Catalysts
    Jonathan Sharman, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells, UK
    10:00 - 10:20 Overview of CATAPULT: Novel Catalyst Structures Employing Pt at Ultra-low and Zero Loadings
    Deborah Jones, CNRS UMR 5253 - Université de Montpellier, France
    10:20 - 10:35 Highlight of CATAPULT: Rational approaches for the design of MOF-based Fe-N-C and hybrid Pt/Fe-N-C catalysts with improved ORR activity and/or durability in PEM fuel cells
    Frédéric Jaouen, CNRS UMR 5253 - Université de Montpellier, France
    10:35 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 11:20Overview of CATHCAT - The CathCat Project: Novel catalyst materials for the cathode side of MEAs suitable for transportation applications
    Oliver Schneider, Technische universitât München, Germany
    11:20 - 11:35 Highlight of CATHCAT - Model studies of Pt-lanthanide alloys for oxygen reduction
    Elisabeth Ulrikkeholm, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    11:35 - 11:55 Overview of SMARTCAT - Systematic, Material-oriented Approach using Rational design to develop break-Through Catalyst s for commercial automotive PEMFC
    Pascal Brault, CNRS UMR 7344 - Université d'Orléans, France
    11:55 - 12:10 Highlight of SMARTCAT: Challenges and opportunities of doped Tin oxides in fuel cell electrodes
    Alejandro Oyarce, SINTEF, Norway
    12:10 - 12:30Overview of NANOCAT: Development of advanced catalysts for PEMFC automotive applications
    Pierre-André Jacques, CEA, France
    12:30 - 12:45Highlight of NANOCAT: Development of low PtCo and PtNi loading alloys by Magnetron Sputtering
    Francisco José Fernández-Carretero, Tecnalia, Spain
    12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Break

  • Afternoon
  • 14:00 - 14:40Non-Platinum Group Metal Electrocatalysts: Successes and Challenges
    Plamen Atanassov, University of New Mexico, USA
    14:40 - 15:00 Can zero-loading of platinum be achieved by using anion exchange membrane fuel cells?
    Dario Dekel, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
    15:00 - 15:20Enhanced oxygen reduction reaction activity of nitrogen-doped carbon nanomaterials for direct methanol alkaline fuel cell application
    Kaido Tammeveski, University of Tartu, Estonia
    15:20 - 15:40 Oxygen reduction reaction using electro-catalysts based on Non-Precious Metals in different carbon structures
    Carlota Dominguez, Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica
    15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break
    16:00 - 16:30Advanced Catalysts with Ultra-Low PGM Content for PEMFC Cathode
    Vojislav Stamenkovic, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
    16:30 - 17:00 Closing
    Deborah Jones, CNRS UMR 5253 - Université de Montpellier, France
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