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Hydrogen-Metal Systems (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

New Perspectives on Hydrogen-Metal Interactions and Applications


July 15-16, 2017


Stonehill College
Easton, MA Site Information


Anna-Lisa Chaudhary & Morten Brix Ley

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 17, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by April 15, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

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 scientific focus of the 4th Gordon Research Seminar on Hydrogen-Metal Systems will cover both fundamental aspects of materials science, chemistry and physics as well as engineering concepts for practical applications. Fundamental science topics include reaction mechanisms, thermodynamics, electrochemical properties, structural properties, numerical studies and characterisation methods in relation to new compounds for hydrogen-metal systems. On the practical side, themes include hydrogen storage, thermal storage, battery technologies, sensors, catalysis and overall system development. Additionally, there will be a mentoring session with a particular focus on early scientific career development.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 15, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Hydrogen-Metal Systems" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Preliminary Program Outline

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by May 15, 2017. Please check back for updates.

Keynote Speaker

  • Ned Stetson (U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
    "Current and Future Technologies for Metal Hydrides - What Advances Are Required?"


  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • Voraksmy Ban (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
  • Zhijie Cao (South China University of Technology, China)
  • Joseph Teprovich (Savannah River National Laboratory, USA)

Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Mentorship Component

"Career Development: A Personal View"

  • Bernard Dam (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Jacques Huot (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada)
  • Hyunchul Oh (Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology, South Korea)
  • Claudia Weidenthaler (Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Germany)
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