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S3: 9th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Materials, Science, and Technology


Preliminary Program – Symposium 3

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. The participants will gather state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of SOFC component materials, processing, cell/stack fabrication and design, electrochemical performance and performance stability, bulk, interface and surface interactions, microstructural and interface engineering, computational simulation and modeling, test procedures and performance analysis, gaseous and liquid fuel processing, etc.


Proposed Session Topics

  • Oxygen ion, proton and mixed conductors; conduction mechanisms,
    materials limitations, electrolytes for 400°C -1000°C applications
  • Electrode materials and microstructural engineering; tailored
    structure, electrode processes and limitations including defect
    chemistry modifications, analytical techniques
  • Ceramic and metallic interconnects; degradation mechanisms,
    coatings, accelerated testing and life prediction, large scale
    manufacturing and cost reduction
  • Sealing materials, designs and approaches; seal materials compatibility and interactions
  • Novel processing approaches for cell and stack materials
  • Mechanical and thermal properties of component materials and fabricated structures
  • Electrochemical performance, performance enhancement and stability of cells and stacks
  • Reliability and degradation: electrical and structural reliability, long term prediction
  • Surface and interfacial reactions; materials transport and electrode poisoning; catalytic degradation, carbon fouling
  • Degradation modeling and computational simulation of cells and stacks; design for manufacturing
  • Novel cell and stack designs (for example LT-SOFC, DC-SOFC etc), utilization of bio-derived fuels
  • 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

  • Prabhakar Singh, Center for Clean Energy Engineering, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Narottam P. Bansal, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • J. S. Chung, POSTECH, Korea
  • Tatsumi Ishihara, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Mihails.Kusnezoff, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany
  • Nguyen. Q. Minh, Consultant, USA
  • Mogens Mogensen, Risoe National Lab, Denmark
  • J. Obrien, INL, USA
  • Jeffrey W. Stevenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • A. K. Suri, BARC, India
  • Toshio Suzuki, AIST, Japan
  • Eric D. Wachsman, University of Maryland, USA


Points of Contact
Prabhakar Singh, Phone: +1 (860) 486-8379

Narottam P. Bansal, Phone: +1 (216) 433-3855

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