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Hydrogen-Metal Systems (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Hydrogen in Metals and Compounds


July 13-14, 2013


Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy


Peter Ngene

Associate Chair:
Dorthe B. Ravnsbaek

Meeting Description

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.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Hydrogen-Metal Systems" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmKeynote Session
Discussion Leader: Terry David Humphries (Institute for Energy Technology, Norway)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmEwa Ronnebro (PNNL, USA)
"Advances in metal hydrides for clean energy applications - a historical perspective"
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session I
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmProgress in advanced materials for hydrogen storage
Discussion Leaders: Elsa Callini (EMPA, Switzerland) and Jinbao Gao (Utrecht University, Netherland)
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmPascal Schouwink (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
"Borohydride Perovskites"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:20 pmJuner Chen (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China)
"Synthesis, Structures, and Dehydrogenation of Lithium Borohydride Ethylenediaminate Complexes"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 6:50 pmJalaal Hayes (Delaware State University, USA)
"Effects of alkali metal hydrides on 2LiNH2/MgH2 system"
6:50 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:20 pmChia Chung (Stanford University, USA)
"Controlled kinetic study in Mg-based nanostructures for hydrogen storage application"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amNovel applications for metal hydrides
Discussion Leaders: Vincenza D'Anna (University of Geneva, Switzerland) & Esosa Iriowen (Delaware State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amMorten B. Ley (Aarhus University, Denmark)
"Rare earth metal borohydride systems - synthesis and properties"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amRuud 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 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amUlrich Ulmer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
"A novel heat storage process based on reversible chemical reactions"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amMark Paskevicius (Curtin University, Australia)
"Hydrogen Storage Materials as Solar Thermal Energy Storage"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentoring session: Beyond graduate school
Discussion Leader: Dorthe B. Ravnsbaek (MIT, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:40 pmAndreas Zuettel (EMPA, Switzerland)
1:40 pm - 1:50 pmDiscussion
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmRana Mohtadi (Toyota, USA)
2:00 pm - 2:10 pmDiscussion
2:10 pm - 2:20 pmAstrid Pundt (Goettingen University, Germany)
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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