Worldwide interest in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) as a promising future electricity-generation technology, has remarkably increased in recent years due to their high electrical efficiency and multi-fuel capability (hydrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, etc.). Recent developments in engineered electrode architectures, component materials chemistry, cell and stack designs, and fabrication processes have led to significant improvements in electrical performance and performance stability as well as reduction in operating temperature of such cells. Although their development still faces various problems with high-temperature materials, design of cost-effective materials, and manufacturing processes, SOFCs are expected to enter the commercial markets in the near future.

Hydrogen economy as an emerging energy alternative relies on development of novel materials to realize the promise and expectation for a cleaner environment. Material needs and technologies in areas of hydrogen production, storage, delivery, and safety will be addressed in conjunction with hydrogen-based alternative energy sources. Papers are solicited on all aspects of SOFCs and hydrogen energy.

Proposed sessions

  • Oxygen ion and mixed conductors, conduction mechanisms, materials limitations
  • Proton-conducting SOFCs
  • Electrode materials and microstructural engineering, ceramic and metallic interconnects, degradation mechanisms, coatings
  • Sealing materials, thermomechanical compatibility, and designs
  • Reliability and degradation, stability of cells and stacks
  • Electrochemical performance, modeling, cell and stack designs
  • Utilization of various fuels with or without reformation
  • Materials and technologies for hydrogen production, storage, transportation, and safety
  • High temperature electrolysis; reversible solid oxide cells
  • Prototype SOFC systems, commercialization plans, field test experience, and cost


  • Fatih Dogan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA,
  • Hiroyuki Shimada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan,
  • Federico Smeacetto, Politecnico Di Torino, Italy,
  • Tae Ho Shin, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, South Korea
  • Sebastian Molin, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • Yasunobu Mizutani, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Guntae Kim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea