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Symposium 21: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies



Worldwide interest in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), as a promising future electricity-generation technology, has remarkably increased in recent years because of their high electrical efficiency and multifuel 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 the electrical performance and performance stability as well as reduction in the operating temperature of such cells. Although their development continues to face various problems with high-temperature materials as well as 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 the 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.



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



Fatih Dogan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, doganf@mst.edu

Masanobu Awano, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan, masa-awano@aist.go.jp

Nguyen Minh, University of California, San Diego, nminh@ucsd.edu

Kuan-Zong Fung, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, z87009@email.ncku.edu.tw

Thomas Pfeifer, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Germany, Thomas.pfeifer@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Guntae Kim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, gtkim@unist.ac.kr



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