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Coordination of Conferences

Scientific conferences and workshops provide an opportunity to discuss research findings, foster cooperation, and provide a springboard for new knowledge.  

IEK-14 has proven experience in the scientific coordination of national and international conferences and workshops. In addition, the scientists at IEK-14 contribute to the organization and implementation of annual summer schools on energy topics inside and outside Forschungszentrum Jülich.

22rd World Hydrogen Energy Conference

Sponsor: International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Braszil
Dates: June 17 – 22, 2018

The WORLD HYDROGEN ENERGY CONFERENCE is an opportunity for the international and Brazilian hydrogen research communities to convene to strengthen their global efforts on the path to sustainability. The dissemination of knowledge on hydrogen energy will foster interest in the new scientific and technological activities.

The conference program includes the following sessions:
• Plenary lectures
• Parallel sessions with keynote lectures
• Parallel sessions with scientific and technological lectures
• Parallel workshops
• Roundtable discussions
• Digital poster presentations
• World Bioenergy Symposium (WBS)

IEK-14 scientists will take part in several committees of the WHEC:
Dr. Marcelo Carmo - Member of the Scientific Committee, Member of the Organizing Committee


TRENDS 2017 – Transition to Renewable Energy Devices & SystemsTechnology

Interconnecting Power and Transport in View of COP21

TRENDS 2017 – Transition to Renewable Energy Devices & Systems

The objective of the TRENDS 2017 is to highlight game changers and look into the missing links required to achieve the G8 goals of reducing 80% of CO2 emissions by 2050 and the COP21 goal of keeping the global warming well below 2 K within this century.

The TRENDS 2017 will focus on relevant topics in relation to the transformation of the energy system and highlights the interconnecting of the power and the transport sector considering the COP21 goals. The conference will provide useful data, facts and figures to share different insights from power generation, energy transport and the energy use in mobility.

There are various approaches to use the volatility of renewable energy in today´s energy system as efficiently as possible. Thus it is necessary to determine appropriate storage technologies and/or further develop the existing energy system considering a fluctuating power generation. The main topics of the conference will be the status and prospects of hydrogen vehicles and batteries, Power-to-Fuel, DCDC grids, ideas for sector coupling and the connection of climate zones.

International Summer School: Advanced Studies of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells organized by Yokohama National University (Japan) and Technical University of Graz (Austria)


The location of the event alternates between Graz and Yokohama.
The Language is English.
A short description from the abstract book 2017 [1]:

The training program covers research topics in the fields of basic electrochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics and catalysis as well as the design and development of the complete fuel cell systems. The goals of the training are to provide the necessary theoretical background to young scientists and to make them more aware of the need to work closely with colleagues from different fields, such as natural sciences and engineering, in order to successfully develop and implement fuel cell technology.

The lectures cover following topics:

- Basic principle of fuel cells
- Basic electrochemistry
- Measurement and characterization techniques
- PEFC lifetime and degradation
- PEFC applications
- Hydrogen as fuel
- Hydrogen production and heterogeneous catalysis
- Advanced material studies

Within this framework Dr. Uwe Reimer (IEK-14) gives the lecture 'Modeling of fuel cells'.

[1] Advanced Studies of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells - 10th International Summer School, Yokohama, August 20-26 2017, Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz,, ISBN (E-Book) 978-3-85125-548-5, DOI 10.3217/978-3-85125-548-5

Joint European Summer School (JESS) on Fuel Cell, Electrolyzer, and Battery Technologies

Local: Athens, Greece, normally in the two middle weeks of September in every year.
Week 1: Introductory Classes
Week 2: Advanced Classes

Organizing committee
1- Birmingham Centre for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research
2- Forschungszentrum Jülich
3- Technical University of Denmark

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