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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


Anna-Lisa Chaudhary & Morten Brix Ley

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.

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

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Current and Future Technologies for Metal Hydrides
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ned Stetson, Hydrogen Storage Program Manager in the Fuel Technologies Office, Department of Energy, USA. He will present an exciting and informative talk based on what advances are necessary for current and future practical aspects of metal hydride systems.
Discussion Leader: Joseph Teprovich (Savannah River National Laboratory, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:20 pmNed Stetson (U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
"Current and Future Technologies for Metal Hydrides - What Advances Are Required?"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFundamentals of Hydrogen-Metal Material Science
This session focuses on fundamental or basic scientific research on Hydrogen-Metal Systems including material science, physics and chemistry.
Discussion Leader: Kasper Moller (Aarhus University, Denmark)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmHope Sartain (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA)
"(n1-H2) and Polyhydrogen Bonding Modes in Iridium Systems"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmRomain Moury (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
"Closo-Boranes and Carboranes, Alternative Approaches for Their Synthesis and the Stabilization of the Disordered Polymorphs"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmShinyoung Kang (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
"Multiscale Modeling of Interfaces in Metal Hydrides"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmFerry Nugroho (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
"Nanoplasmonic PdAu Alloy Hydrogen Sensors"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amTowards Application of Hydrogen-Metal Systems
This session deals with the more practical aspects of Hydrogen-Metal Systems including engineering challenges and applied science.
Discussion Leader: Iffat Nayyar (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amLaura Bravo Diaz (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
"New Ammonia Borane Nanocomposites Towards Hydrogen Stores for Portable Power"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amGiovanni Capurso (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Germany)
"Hydride Storage Tank Coupled with an Urban Concept Fuel Cell Vehicle"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amAkari Komatsu (Chiba University, Japan)
"Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy of the Defects Induced in BCC- and FCC-Iron upon Hydrogen Embrittlement"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amPatrick Ward (Savannah River National Laboratory, USA)
"High Temperature Thermal Energy Storage in CaAl2"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Panel
This is an open forum discussion involving newly established group leaders, experienced professors and all those participating in the seminar. The aim is to give career advice and how to create career opportunities for graduate students and post docs. A highlighted topic will be "Women in Science". This is an open mic session where the participants can interact and ask questions about the next step of their careers.
Discussion Leaders: Anna-Lisa Chaudhary (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Germany) and Morten Brix Ley (Danish Technological Institute, Denmark)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"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)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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