H2FC Research Conference 2017

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION –  deadline 15th Oct!

11th – 13th Dec 2017,  University of St-Andrews.

We are pleased to announce that the H2FC SUPERGEN is holding its 2017 Researcher Conference from midday 11th Dec – midday 13th Dec 2017 at the University of St-Andrews. Join us at the most significant annual gathering of international hydrogen and fuel cell researchers in the United Kingdom.

Bringing together the entire hydrogen and fuel cell research community, inspiring collaboration and driving innovation.

Hydrogen and and Fuel Cells are gaining an increasing level of attention from both industry and governments in the UK and around the world. This conference will include insights and observations on the status and future of the industry, through presentations from key representatives working in government, industry and academia. The discussions will cover not only the research developments and challenges but also new and exciting opportunities for hydrogen and fuel cell research. Our list of key-note speakers will be publicised soon.


We call for PhD students and early career researchers, along with academics and industrialists to send a half to one page abstracts for the conference detailing their research and giving an overview of the results they wish to present by Sunday 15th October 2016. Please submit your abstract using the submission tab below! Please indicate if your submission is for an oral or poster presentation.

We encourage PhD students, who are not giving a oral presentation, to join the 3-minute-thesis (3MT) competition, summarising their research in a three minute presentation. There will be prizes for the best poster and 3MT presentation.


The topics will focus on research developments on hydrogen, fuel cells and their applications, with focus on, but not exclusivity to, the themes below:

  • Theme 1: Hydrogen Production
  • Theme 2: Hydrogen Storage
  • Theme 3: Fuel Cells
  • Theme 4: Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Systems and Applications
  • Theme 5: Hydrogen Safety
  • Theme 6: The role of hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy system
  • Theme 7: Policy, economic and social aspects of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies


Please choose the appropriate registration option (required).

Non-student (£150)Student (£70)

Your Name (required)

Your Affiliation (required)

Your Email (required)

Are you happy to have your email included on the delegate list?

Dietary Preferences

Finally, to help us program the streams, please let us know which Conference Theme session you are most interested in attending.

You will be directed to Imperial College London website for payment. After payment you will receive an automated receipt, however if you would also like an official receipt from the conference, please contact us at h2fcsupergen.conf@imperial.ac.uk.

Call for Abstracts


Key-note speakers:

Dr Katsuhiko Hirose

Dr Katsuhiko Hirose

Kyushu University and Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan

Jon Saltmarsh

Jon Saltmarsh

Head of Built Environment Technology and Systems
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Prof. Henrik Lund

Prof. Henrik Lund

Professor in Energy Planning
Aalborg University, Denmark

Dr Lauren Sammes

Dr Lauren Sammes

Visiting professor at St Andrews University
Low Emissions Research Corporation

Ewan Swaffield

Ewan Swaffield

Low Carbon Vehicles Policy Team, Scotland



The conference will be held at the School of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews, No 10 (E3) on the map here! 


Visitors to St Andrews have a number of options when it comes to travelling to the town. Located on the east coast of Scotland within the Kingdom of Fife, St Andrews can be easily reached from a number of nearby cities via public transport, road and private transfers. International visitors have a choice of airport to fly into, all of which have good links with the town.

For information about getting to St Andrews please see here!



A range of hotels are available at St Andrews.

We have arranged for accommodation to be available at discounted prices. This list can be found here! Please note the booking deadlines, which are set for early November 2017.