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H2FC Researcher Conference 2016: Ulster University, Belfast

12th December 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 14th December 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Belfast City Hall was designed by Alfred Brumwell Thomas and completed in 1906, it is the home of Belfast City Council. The principle landing and Rotunda area area enriched with marble work similar to the main entrance. A major feature is the mural by Belfast Artist John Luke, depicting the industry and the foundation of the City.

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


We are pleased to announce that the H2FC SUPERGEN is holding its 2016 Researcher Conference from midday 12th Dec – midday 14th Dec 2016 at the University of Ulster. In-line with the ethos of H2FC SUPERGEN, this conference endeavors to bring together the entire hydrogen and fuel cell research community in the UK and beyond.

The conference will host presentations and posters from researchers, with participation of key academics, industrialists and government/policy advisors working across the field of hydrogen and fuel cells. The conference will provide an excellent chance to network within the community.


Our keynote speakers, from academia, government and industry, will provide updates on the current state of hydrogen and fuel cell research and provide insights and observations on the future of the industry. We are pleased to welcome:


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  • Ben Madden (Element Energy): H2FC Roadmap and Prospects for the sector in UK.
  • Dan Sadler (Future of the Gas Networks, BEIS (DECC)): H21 Leeds City Gate Report: Feasibility of converting the natural gas network in Leeds to 100% Hydrogen – Implications for UK and next steps.
  • Dr Fausto Galluchi (Eindhoven University of Technology): Hydrogen production in membrane reactors, latest results of European projects.
  • Dr Thomas Jordan (President of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety HySafe Head of the Hydrogen Group, IKET): “Progress and priorities in hydrogen safety research”.
  • Prof Dan Brett (Professor of Electrochemical Engineering, UCL): PEM Fuel Cells: Progress, Challenges and the future


We highly encourage PhD students, researchers, academics, industrialists to submit half to one page abstracts for the conference detailing their research and giving an overview of the results they wish to present to Dr Zeynep Kurban at h2fcsupergen.conf@imperial.ac.uk by Friday 7th October 2016. Please indicate your preference for an oral or poster presentation and which theme your research falls under (see below for the list of themes). Due to popular interest last year we will again have a 3-minute-thesis (3MT) competition. We encourage PhD students who are not giving an oral presentation to join the 3MT competition and present a summary of their research in a three minute presentation. In your abstract submission please also indicate if you wish to take part in the 3MT competition. There will be prizes for 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)

    All fees include the Conference dinner organised for 12th Dec 2017.

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    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.


    Conference dates: Midday 12th -Midday 14th December 2016

    Abstract Submission deadline: Friday 7th Dec 2016

    Registration deadline: Sunday 27th Nov 2016


    The conference will be held at the Ulster University’s Jordantown campus, 7 miles north of Belfast city centre.

    The majority of conference events will be taking place in Block 8, as seen on the map below. This can be accessed from both Shore Road and Jordanstown Road. Please report to the Main Entrance and Reception hall on arrival, where you will be able to register.

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    12th December 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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