H2FC Research Conference 2018

A conference for PhD students and early career researchers

18–19 Dec 2018, University of Birmingham 


This conference will bring together students and early career researchers working on hydrogen and fuel cells, to present the progress and challenges in their respective areas of research. An additional feature for this year, is keynote talks from alumni of the fuel cell DTC and CDT where they will share their experience and career after the PhD.

The discussions will cover new and exciting opportunities for hydrogen and fuel cell research.

This conference will be held prior to the H2FC Hub’s 2019 Conference: “The vision for H2FC in the UK” (30 Jan – 01 Feb 2019), which is a highly-subsidised residential conference composed of only key-note presentations from international representatives in the sector.

We hope to see you at both conferences to present your work and to join the discussions on the future of the sector in the UK.


We call for PhD students and early career researchers 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 Wednesday 31st October 2018. Please submit your abstract to John Hooper at J.C.Hooper@bham.ac.uk . 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 and Storage
  • Theme 2: Fuel Cells and their Fuels
  • Theme 3: Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Systems and Applications
  • Theme 4: The role of hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy system
  • Theme 5: Policy, economic and social aspects of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies


Our list of key-note speakers will be publicised soon.


Please register and pay via the online shop here!


The conference will be held at:
Room 124, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham,
Birmingham, B15 2GE

Y11 on the map here! 

Car Parking: Please note car parking spaces area available on campus and parking permits will be made available at the registration desk.

Travel: The University of Birmingham lies to the southwest of Birmingham, which is located in the heart of England with good access by road, rail and air.  The University has its own train station and takes 10 minutes to reach from Birmingham New Street Station with regular intercity services running between Birmingham New Street and the University on the Redditch/Bromsgrove Line (approx. every 10 minutes).  Visitors to University of Birmingham have a number of options when it comes to travelling to the city.

For information about getting to University of Birmingham please see here!


A range of hotels are available including accommodation on the campus at University of Birmingham which can be found here!

In addition to this there are many hotels situated around Birmingham City Centre with easy access via train (from Birmingham New Street Station) to the University.