Solid oxide cells (SOCs) offer great potential for clean and efficient power generation from a wide variety of fuels, ranging from hydrocarbons to renewables, and for highly efficient conversion of electricity to hydrogen or synthesis gas via electrolysis. Durable electrochemical energy conversion in SOCs is only possible by proper material choice and processing, cell stacking technology, and stack module design. Application of SOCs in scalable systems for power, heat, hydrogen, and synthetic gas generation needs serious consideration of stack operating window, operating environment, contaminants sources/level, and customer specifications to realize competitive solutions.

This symposium provides an excellent platform for academia and industry to present and discuss novel solutions for materials, components design, mechanical robustness, durability, and system layouts; and exchange their experience in application of SOCs in different areas. In addition, the symposium will include an extensive discussion of unsolved problems and development directions.

Proposed sessions

  • Electrolytes: oxygen ion, proton, and mixed conductors; conduction mechanisms
  • Electrode materials and microstructural engineering: electrode processes, defect chemistry, characterization, accelerated testing, and lifetime prediction
  • Ceramic and metallic interconnects: materials development and properties, coatings, accelerated testing, and lifetime prediction
  • Sealing technology: material development and characterization, designs and approaches, interactions with sealing materials
  • Novel processing and design for cells, stacks, reformers, burners, and other system components
  • Mechanical and thermomechanical properties of materials and components up to high temperatures
  • Surface and interfacial reactions: electrochemical transport and electrode poisoning, catalytic degradation, carbon fouling
  • Simulation: electrode performance and degradation, distribution of temperature, current density and mechanical stresses in cells and stacks, system layout, stationary and dynamic system operation, etc.
  • High-temperature electrolysis: steam, steam and CO2, chemical process engineering utilizing SOEC
  • System design and demonstration


  • Mihails Kusnezoff, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany,
  • Narottam P. Bansal, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA,
  • Tatsumi Ishihara, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Federico Smeacetto, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • John Hardy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Julie Mougin, CEA, France
  • Ruey-Yi Lee, Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Taiwan
  • Vincenzo Esposito, DTU Energy Conversion, Denmark
  • Scott A. Barnett, Northwestern University, USA
  • Tae Ho Shin, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering & Technology, South Korea
  • Prabhakar Singh, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Sebastian Molin, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland