Ahead of COP26, H2FC Supergen will be exploring the role of hydrogen and fuel cell research in the pathway to net zero. The H2FC Supergen Hub would like to invite you to a one-day virtual event to celebrate the highlights of 18 years of hydrogen and fuel cell research within various Supergens projects.
We will be welcoming back our distinguished alumni from academia, and industry to share their journey and offer their own perspectives of working in the area. As well as reflecting on the last 18 years in hydrogen and fuel cell research, we will also be making future projections of what role hydrogen and fuel cells will play in a zero carbon world.
Wednesday 14 July 2021
***followed by a networking session via Wonder (16.30 – 17.30)
The event will take place via MS Teams Live.
Lunch and the networking reception will take place using the platform, Wonder, which is a virtual event space where people can meet and talk.
Register via Eventbrite.
About the Event
In the run up to COP-26, what is hydrogen and fuel cell’s role in achieving net zero emissions.
We will be covering a wide range of topics (technical and non-technical) including:
- Advanced materials for fuel cells and electrolytes
- Hydrogen storage
- Hydrogen safety
- Technology commercialisations
- Policy issues
- Hydrogen future
- Future skills
- Science communication/ public outreach.
Please register above and an email will be sent to you the day before with the login details for the event.
If you have any queries in regards to this event, please contact us on h2FC@imperial.ac.uk.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
The full agenda will be confirmed shortly. Confirmed speaker are listed below.
10.30 – 11.00 – Welcome and Introductions
Professor Nigel Brandon, Imperial College London
Laura Finney. Senior Portfolio Manager – Hydrogen. EPSRC
11.00 – 12.00 – Advances in fuel cells and electrolysers
— Electrode materials for anion exchange membrane fuel cells and electrolysers – Qiong Cai, Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Surrey (bio)
— Reflections on SUPERGEN – 10 years on – Prof Paul Shearing, Dept of Chemical Engineering, University College London (bio)
— Rethinking nanoparticles in energy materials and devices: formation, functionality and role – Dragos Neagu, Lecturer at the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde (bio)
— Towards operando generation of nanomaterials in SOCs – Xiangling Yue, EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellow, University of St Andrews (bio)
12.00 – 12.15 – Short break
12.15 – 13.15 – Commersialisation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
—Commercialisation Models for the ‘Age of Electrochemical Power’ – Dan Brett, Professor of Electrochemical Engineering at UCL
13.15 – 14.15 – Networking virtual lunch
14.15 – 15.15 – Advances in hydrogen production, storage, distribution and safety
—In situ investigation of hydrogen storage – Daniel Reed, Lecturer in Materials Chemistry, University of Birmingham
—My Hydrogen Journey: From Supergen to the National Physical Laboratory – Arul Murugan, Principal Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (bio)
—Hydrogen storage in nanoporous materials – investigations into hydrogen densification – Valeska Ting, Professor of Smart Nanomaterials at the University of Bristol
—Complex Hydrides and Porous Materials: Past Research, Current Status and Future Perspectives, Henrietta Langmi, Associate Professor, University of Pretoria (bio)
15.15 – 15.30 -Short break
15.30 – 16.30 – Policy, system modelling, education, national programmes, science outreach
—Development of a large, high-fidelity, whole-system optimisation model for planning, design and operation of hydrogen value chains for net zero, Sheila Samsatli,
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Prize Fellow, University of Bath (bio)
—A career-defining journey through the hydrogen economy, Paul Dodds, Professor of Energy Systems at UCL (bio)
—From Hydrogens to Neutrons, Martin Owen Jones, Professor/Energy Materials Coordinator, Science and Technology Facilities Council/Universioty of Strathclyde (bio)
16.30 – 17.30 – Networking reception
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
University of Surrey
Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering | University of Strathclyde
Position: Dr/EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellow
School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews
Lecturer in Materials Chemistry
University of Birmingham
Arul Murugan, Principal Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
Professor Smart Nanomaterials
University of Bristol
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Dr/ Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Bath
Professor of Energy Systems
University College London
Martin Owen Jones
Professor/Energy Materials Coordinator,
Science and Technology Facilities Council/Universioty of Strathclyde