The Gordon Research Seminar on Hydrogen-Metal Systems 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 focus of this meeting is to discuss the fundamental aspects of hydrogen interaction with metals and compounds, as well as real applications of such interactions in energy conversion and storage, optics and sensors. Topical issues to be discussed include hydrogen storage in metal hydrides, porous materials, thin films, composites and nanostructured materials; hydrogen-metal based chemical/biochemical sensors, electrochemical interactions of hydrogen and metals; new synthesis and characterization techniques, novel hydrogen-metal systems and applications. Furthermore, the meeting will include a mentoring session where leading researchers within field from both academia and industry will share their career experience and advice.
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Session|
|Discussion Leader: Terry David Humphries (Institute for Energy Technology, Norway)|
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||Ewa Ronnebro (PNNL, USA)
"Advances in metal hydrides for clean energy applications - a historical perspective"
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session I|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Progress in advanced materials for hydrogen storage|
|Discussion Leaders: Elsa Callini (EMPA, Switzerland) and Jinbao Gao (Utrecht University, Netherland)|
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm||Pascal Schouwink (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
|5:50 pm - 6:00 pm||Discussion|
|6:00 pm - 6:20 pm||Juner Chen (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China)
"Synthesis, Structures, and Dehydrogenation of Lithium Borohydride Ethylenediaminate Complexes"
|6:20 pm - 6:30 pm||Discussion|
|6:30 pm - 6:50 pm||Jalaal Hayes (Delaware State University, USA)
"Effects of alkali metal hydrides on 2LiNH2/MgH2 system"
|6:50 pm - 7:00 pm||Discussion|
|7:00 pm - 7:20 pm||Chia Chung (Stanford University, USA)
"Controlled kinetic study in Mg-based nanostructures for hydrogen storage application"
|7:20 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Novel applications for metal hydrides|
|Discussion Leaders: Vincenza D'Anna (University of Geneva, Switzerland) & Esosa Iriowen (Delaware State University, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Morten B. Ley (Aarhus University, Denmark)
"Rare earth metal borohydride systems - synthesis and properties"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Ruud Westerwaal (Delft University, Netherland)
"A fiber optic thin metal film sensor for monitoring hydrogen concentrations in gas mixtures and liquids"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Ulrich Ulmer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
"A novel heat storage process based on reversible chemical reactions"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Mark Paskevicius (Curtin University, Australia)
"Hydrogen Storage Materials as Solar Thermal Energy Storage"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentoring session: Beyond graduate school|
|Discussion Leader: Dorthe B. Ravnsbaek (MIT, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 1:40 pm||Andreas Zuettel (EMPA, Switzerland)|
|1:40 pm - 1:50 pm||Discussion|
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Rana Mohtadi (Toyota, USA)|
|2:00 pm - 2:10 pm||Discussion|
|2:10 pm - 2:20 pm||Astrid Pundt (Goettingen University, Germany)|
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|