This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
The year 2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of the biennial Hydrogen-Metal Systems Gordon Research Conference. While hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe it is relatively inert until complexed with a metal. The interaction of hydrogen within materials ranges from weak van der Waals interactions to strongly bound in chemical bonds. The strength of the hydrogen metal interactions plays a large role in the dynamics of hydrogen in materials. The meeting provides an opportunity for researchers and students to be exposed to the latest developments in all aspects of metal-hydrogen interactions. The openness and format of the conference makes it an ideal environment for exchange of ideas and establishment of collaborations. All talks are invited but all attendees are welcome to submit a poster. Approximately eight poster applications will be selected to present short talks on their poster topic during the Monday evening session. All presentations including the ensuing discussions are considered as private, with the restriction that the given information is not for public use. As there are no parallel sessions, attendees can attend every invited talk. The attendees are invited to present posters on novel and unpublished results in order to stimulate discussions during the evening sessions. Free afternoons are ideal periods for networking, group discussions, and informal one-on-one interactions. This is a good opportunity for young researchers and students to meet and speak to international experts in the field of metal-hydrogen interactions. The 2021 Conference on Hydrogen-Metal Systems will span a broad spectrum of research that seeks to connect our understanding of the dynamics of hydrogen interactions with materials and how these properties can enhance a range of applications. Specific discussion topics are noted in the sessions below.