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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

The Fuel Cell Gordon Research Conference started in 1999 and has been held annualy since. The early Fuel Cell GRCs had significant emphasis on fuel cells beyond polymer electrolyte fuel cells, particularly in the area of solid oxide fuel cells. In subsequent years the conference has focused even more on polymer electrolyte fuel cells, becoming essentially a polymer electrolyte fuel cell conference. The conference also has become more focused on transportation applications with stationary and portable power applications receiving secondary attention.

In the brief time since the conference was founded, significant advances have occurred in the field. These advances, in part, have led to an increased focus on durability issues, as issues associated with cost and lifetime have increased in importance for commercialization. Every major car company has a significant effort in this area and has produced prototype vehicles based on this technology. The conference typically highlights state-of-the-art science in electrocatalysts, electrode design, transport and system issues, polymer electrolytes, and characterization techniques, from both an experimental and theoretical basis. The conference tries to identify and address the fundamental research challenges necessary to enable fuel cell commercialization.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Fuel Cells" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2018 Fuel Cells
Energizing the Future by Innovation in Fuel Cell Materials, Methods, Modeling, and Manufacture
Jul 29 - Aug 3 Bryant University Kunal Karan
Deborah J. Jones
2016 Fuel Cells
The Next Generation of Durable, High-Performance Components and Fuel Cells, Including Modeling, Diagnostics, and Materials Development Advancements
Aug 7-12 Stonehill College Adam Z. Weber
Plamen Atanassov
2014 Fuel Cells
Technological Progress and New Scientific Insights
Aug 3-8 Bryant University Peter N. Pintauro
Elena R. Savinova
2012 Fuel Cells Aug 5-10 Bryant University Thomas A. Zawodzinski
Thomas Jarvi
2010 Fuel Cells Aug 1-6 Bryant University Shyam S. Kocha
Yu Morimoto
2009 Fuel Cells Jul 26-31 Bryant University John F. Elter
Felix N. Buchi
2008 Fuel Cells Jul 20-25 Bryant University Matthew M. Mench
Stephen A. Campbell
2007 Fuel Cells Jul 22-27 Bryant University Bryan S. Pivovar
Tomoyuki Tada
2006 Fuel Cells Jul 23-28 Bryant University Brian C. Benicewicz
Jeremy P. Meyers
2005 Fuel Cells Jul 17-22 Bryant University Thomas J. Schmidt
Klaus-Dieter Kreuer
2004 Fuel Cells
Understanding Fuel Cells and Fuel Cell Components
Jul 25-30 Roger Williams University Anthony R. Kucernak
Kathryn E. Schwiebert
2003 Fuel Cells
New Fuel Cell Materials
Jul 27 - Aug 1 Roger Williams University Mark F. Mathias
Brant A. Peppley
2002 Fuel Cells Jul 28 - Aug 2 Roger Williams University Andrea E. Russell
Thomas A. Zawodzinski
2001 Fuel Cells Jul 29 - Aug 3 Roger Williams University Robert F. Savinell
Hubert A. Gasteiger
2000 Fuel Cells Jul 9-14 Roger Williams University Richard J. Bellows
1999 Fuel Cells Jun 27 - Jul 2 Plymouth State College Mordecai Shelef
Shimshon Gottesfeld
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