H2FC SUPERGEN Researcher Conference, Bath, 14-16 Dec 2015


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

We are pleased to announce the H2FC SUPERGEN is holding a Researcher Conference from midday 14th Dec – midday 16th Dec 2015 at the University of Bath. In-line with the ethos of H2FC SUPERGEN, this conference endeavors to bring together the entire Hydrogen and Fuel Cell research community. Following the success of previous years, this conference, held at the world heritage city of Bath, will have presentations and posters from researchers in the field, 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.


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 to Dr Zeynep Kurban at h2fcsupergen.conf@imperial.ac.uk by Friday 9th October 2015. This year we encourage all final year PhD students to join the 3-minute-thesis (3MT) competition if they are not giving an oral presentation, where they will be summarising their research in a three minute presentation. In your abstract submission please also indicate your preference for an oral or poster presentation, and 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 & Education

If you think your abstract topic falls under a different category to the themes listed above  please state what the theme is in your Abstract submission.


This year the conference will include insights and observations on the future of the industry from key representatives working in government, industry and academia. The discussions will cover not only the research developments and challenges but also the exciting opportunities for hydrogen and fuel cell research. Our list of confirmed speakers include:

John Loughhead (DECC, Chief Scientific Advisor),
Kathryn Magnay (EPSRC, Senior Universities Integrators Manager),
Nick Van Dijk (ITM, Director of R&D),
Subhasish Mukerjee (Ceres Power, Director, Fuel Cell and Stack Development),
Ralph Clague (Intelligent Energy, Head of Systems and Architecture),
Kevin Fothergill (Johnson Matthey, Commercal Director Non-automotive Business),
Ben Madden (Element Energy, Director),
Professor Bjørn C. Hauback (Institute for Energy Technology, Head of Physics Dept.),
Emma Guthrie (Air Products, Hydrogen Energy Systems, Business Development Manager


Students Fee: £60 — Students register here

Non-Students Fee: £170 — Non-Students register here

The fees include conference registration, lunches and refreshments throughout the conference, networking drinks and the conference dinner at a historic venue on Tuesday 15th December 2015.

The deadline for registration is Friday 20th Nov 2015. Please note that places are limited so early registration is advised.


Please note that the conference fee does not include the cost of accommodation which must be booked independently. Bath is a popular tourist destination this time of the year with Christmas markets and events, so we encourage all attendees to register early to secure a place at a hotel. A list of hotels providing discounted rates for this conference can be found here: HOTELS List and rates in Bath– we advise on early booking to ensure you find a place at the quoted rates. A list of other hotels, information on Bath city attractions can be found on the visitBath link.


Abstract Submission deadline: Friday 9th October 2015
Registration deadline: Friday 20th Nov 2015
Conference dates: Midday 14th -Midday 16th Dec 2015

In a world where hydrogen and fuel cells comprise an important part of the world energy portfolio, the H2FC SUPERGEN forms a bridge between academia and industry to help drive innovation and early market deployment of fuel cells.