Welcome, please login:
[Login]   |  [Join]  |  [Renew]   |   [Contact Us]

S3: 10th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC): Materials, Science and Technology


SOFCs offer potential for clean and efficient power generation from a wide variety of fuels ranging from hydrocarbons to renewables and coal derived fuels. Advanced systems configurations are currently being developed for applications in centralized and distributed stationary generation, automotive auxiliary power, man portable and unmanned operation. With demonstrated advantages of high electrical efficiency, lower emissions (greenhouse gas, SOx, NOx, VOC and particulate matters) and ease of products configurability, major focus of interest continues to be on systems research and development, products engineering and cost effective manufacturing under the sponsorship of government agencies and private industries. Although significant progress has been made in the areas of cell and stack materials, component fabrication, stack and systems simulation and design, fuel processing and systems operation on a wide variety of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons, technology development continues towards the identification of bulk and interfacial modifications for performance enhancement, degradation minimization and cost reduction at both materials and process levels. Significant challenges exist in the areas of stacking cells, thermal management, and BOP component development at both sub-kWe and large multi-kWe levels. The progresses in SOFC and new challenges connected with temporary storage of renewable energies and grid stabilization has raised the interest to solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC) for hydrogen co-generation.


The primary purpose of this symposium is to provide an international forum for scientists and engineers to present recent technical progress, and to exchange ideas and technical information on various aspects of solid oxide fuel cells and solid oxide electrolysis.

Proposed Symposium Topics

  • Electrolytes; oxygen ion, proton and mixed conductors; conduction mechanisms
  • Electrode materials and microstructural engineering; electrode processes, defect chemistry, analytical techniques
  • Ceramic and metallic interconnects; degradation mechanisms, coatings, accelerated testing and life prediction
  • Sealing materials, designs and approaches; compatibility and interactions
  • Novel processing and design of cell and stack materials
  • Mechanical and thermal properties, electrochemical performance and stability
  • Electrical and structural reliability
  • Surface and interfacial reactions; materials transport and electrode poisoning; catalytic degradation, carbon fouling
  • Degradation modeling and computational simulation of cells and stacks
  • High temperature electrolysis: Water and CO2, CO2 utilization, dry reforming
  • Fuel processing; supported/unsupported catalysts; carbon and sulfur fouling, gas separation membranes
  • Applications: Centralized and distributed generation, CHP and μ-CHP, Hydrogen production, portable and unmanned operations

Symposium Organizers

  • Narottam P. Bansal, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; +1 (216) 433-3855
  • Mihails Kusnezoff, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany; +49 351 2553-7707
  • Prabhakar Singh, University of Connecticut, USA
  • J. S. Chung, POSTECH, Korea
  • Tatsumi Ishihara, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Nguyen Q. Minh, Consultant, USA
  • Mogens Mogensen, Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark
  • J. Obrien, INL, USA
  • Jeffry W. Stevenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Toshio Suzuki, AIST, Japan
  • Eric D. Wachsman, University of Maryland, USA

Back to Symposia

Back to Top ↑