Full conference and school titles
Seventh All-Russian Conference Fuel Cells and Power Plants Based on Them (with international participation)
Modern Aspects of High-Efficiency Fuel Cells and Power Plants Based on Them, fourth school for young scientists
Fuel Cells and Power Plants Based on Them is a series of all-Russian conferences focusing on the current situation and research prospects in a highly relevant field of solid-state physics and physical chemistry — namely, the physics of ionic conductors and materials with mixed ion-electron conductivity.
The conference offers a platform for discussing a wide range of fundamental issues, among them:
• The processes of charge transfer and redox reactions in fuel cell electrodes.
• Production and properties of new materials with mixed ion-electron conductivity.
• Structure and properties of composite electrodes.
• Interconnect materials, protective coatings.
• Impedance spectroscopy, design of membrane-electrode assemblies.
• Fuel cell characteristics and manufacturing technology.
• Thin-film technologies.
• Development of a design and a scalable laboratory technology for manufacturing fuel cell stacks.
Significant attention will be devoted to matters related to solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), as well as the development of fuel cell-based power plants.
Industrial companies are expected to participate in the conference, among them the Austrian-based AVL List GmbH, as well as Russian-based PJSC Gazprom, PJSC UAC (United Aircraft Corporation), KAMAZ PTC, Rosatom State Corporation, Inesis Ltd., and InEnergy Ltd. The last three have already partnered with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology on fuel cell and power plant technology research. The conference will enable additional consultations on ongoing projects, while new collaborations can be formed and new projects planned.
A separate section at the conference will deal with electrochemical systems of energy generation and conversion based on fuel cells for the Arctic region of Russia. The thematic focus of the school for young researchers and conference fully coincide with that of the new master’s degree program that is being introduced at MIPT: Renewable Energy Sources, Hydrogen and Electrochemical Energy (technologies for the Arctic). Participation of MIPT students in the school enables additional selection for graduate school and raises the educational level.
The school and the conference are organized by MIPT’s Fuel Cell Lab, the Phystech School of Electronics, Photonics and Molecular Physics, and the Institute of Solid State Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Expected effect of the event
The primary effect from holding this event is in advancing and promoting the field of fundamental and applied research of solid-state ionics and electrochemistry, electrochemical systems and equipment. The conference will enable leading researchers and designers from Russia and abroad to share the most relevant results of their work and form new collaborations and consortia. The event also aims to win young researchers for the field and enhance the qualification of those already involved in it.
By organizing the event, MIPT will make its brand more recognizable in the sphere of new and alternative energy. This became particularly relevant after the research and technology Center for Autonomous Energy was established in 2017 as a division of the MIPT Institute of Arctic Technology. Publishing the best reports in a journal indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, and the Russian Science Citation Index will promote the new solutions and technologies, including those that are being developed at MIPT.
By engaging representatives of industrial partners, their interest in research and development results is increased, along with the chances for successful commercialization. The technologies discussed in the events are on the national critical technologies list, which features new and renewable energy source technologies, as well as technologies for energy-efficient production and conversion of energy based on organic fuel. Furthermore, energy efficiency, energy conservation, and nuclear power are on the national list of priority lines of scientific and technological development of Russia.
The conference and the school for young researchers double as a tool for selecting students and improving the educational level in the master’s degree program currently introduced at the Institute — Renewable Energy Sources, Hydrogen and Electrochemical Energy. The focus of the new graduate program coincides with that of the events.
Dec. 27, 2019: Conference website goes live.
April 24, 2020: Deadline for abstract submission, participant registration, hotel reservation, preferential fee payment, invoice requests, and contract applications.
May 29: Deadline for regular participation fee payment, notice of talk inclusion into the conference program, preliminary program publication.
June 21: Conference begins.
June 25: Conference ends.
Institute address: 9 Institutskiy Pereulok, 141701 Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, Russia
The venue is linked to downtown Moscow by public transport:
• From Savyolovsky or Timiryazevskaya railway stations — take the train to Novodachnaya or Dolgoprudnaya stations (20 minutes).
• From Khovrino metro station — take route bus 368 and ride to the final stop Dolgoprudnaya (about 40 minutes).
• From Skhodnenskaya metro station — take bus 472 to Dolgoprudnaya platform. MIPT is a 15-minute walk from there.
• From Altufyevo metro station — take route bus 545 (456 C) and ride to the bus stop “MFTI,” which is the Russian for MIPT (about 15 minutes).
Before April 24
April 24-May 29
From May 29
Standard participation fee
5,000 rubles (about $75)
6,000 rubles ($90)
8,000 rubles ($120)
Student participation fee
free of charge
2,000 rubles ($30)*
3,000 rubles ($45)*
Young researcher fee (35 years old or less)
2,000 rubles ($30)
3,000 rubles ($45)
4,000 rubles ($60)
Accompanying individual fee
2,000 rubles ($30)
3,000 rubles ($45)
4,000 rubles ($60)
* Free of charge if registered before April 24.
Please be advised that in order to participate in the conference, you need to pay the registration fee before June 17, 2020, and present a receipt confirming the payment upon registration. You can pay the fee on behalf of an organization or as an individual.
Payment procedure for an organization
Option 1: Invoice only, no contract
For an invoice to be issued, please email the following information to email@example.com: the name of your organization, INN (tax ID), and the full name of the participant. If you require an act of services rendered for registration fee payment, please state this in your email. We will respond by sending you the invoice and the act. We kindly ask you to fill out the act and bring two signed copies bearing the seal of your organization to the conference. You will receive the original invoice and a fully executed fee payment act within the dates of the event.
Option 2: With a contract
If you need to conclude a contract in order to pay the registration fee, please fill out the enclosed contract and act blanks as a client and email the contract to firstname.lastname@example.org. In response, you will receive an electronic copy of the contract bearing the signature and seal of the contractor. It is also necessary that you bring two copies of these documents with the signature and seal of your organization to the conference. The full set of completed documents will be ready for you before the event ends.
The transfer of the registration fee must be made before June 17, 2020, to the account of the Forum-SM Scientific and Consulting Center. You will find the bank details below:
Forum-SM Research and Consulting Center
2 Institutskiy Prospekt #93, Chernogolovka
Settlement account No. 40702810794000005383
Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company)
Correspondent account No. 30101810200000000823
In the “purpose of payment” field, please state: Registration fee for participation in the Fuel Cells and Power Plants Based on Them conference for John Doe, substituting the first and last name of the participant. Forum-SM operates on the simplified taxation scheme (STS notification).
Payment procedure for an individual
It is possible to make the payment personally (as an individual) via a bank transfer. The table stipulating registration fees is accompanied by hyperlinks to payment receipts. When paying through a bank, you retain the bank receipt stub as an individual making the payment and receive the act of conference organization services rendered to you. The invoice is only issued in the event that the accounting department of your organization completes the fee payment via a bank transfer.
Research Consulting Center “FORUM-SM”
Address: Institutskii pr., 2-93
142432 Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, Russia
Full name: Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company)
Short name: Bank GPB (JSC)
Address of the management bodies: 16 Nametkina St., bldg.1, 117420 Moscow
SWIFT code: GAZPRUMM
Reuters Dealing code: GZPM
Correspondent account: 30101810200000000823 with the Main Branch of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation for the Central Federal District, Moscow (short name: MB of the Bank of Russia for the CFD)
• Anionic conductors. Fabrication of gas-tight anionic conductor plates. Thin-film technologies.
• Cathode materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). New materials with mixed ion-electron conductivity. Research into self-diffusion of oxygen anions in materials with ion-electron conductivity.
• Anode materials for SOFCs. Structure of properties of composite anodes. Sulfur-tolerant anodes.
• Processes of charge transfer and redox reactions on fuel cell electrodes. Research on fuel cell degradation mechanisms and methods for for extending their life.
• Membrane-electrode assemblies. Multilayered electrode deposition technology. Paste preparation.
• SOFC design. Cell fabrication technologies and their performance characteristics.
• High-temperature glues and sealants.
• Protective coatings. Optimization of deposition regimes. Long-term operation tests.
• Fabrication of current collectors and their construction modeling.
• Stack structure calculation, including gas distribution, heat release, and elastic stress modeling. Simulation of electrochemical processes.
• SOFC-based power sources.
• Solid polymer electrolytes and membranes. New materials with high proton conductivity.
• Charge transport in proton-exchange membranes; hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen crossover.
• Highly efficient catalysts for hydrogen-air fuel cells. Carbon monoxide-tolerant catalysts, alcohol oxidation catalysts.
• Techniques for investigating materials, stacks, and single fuel cell components. Impedance spectroscopy.
• Power plants based on fuel cells with a proton-exchange membrane.
• Fuel processors for syngas production. Conversion of alcohols and hydrocarbons.
• Hydrogen production methods and materials for hydrogen storage.
• Alkaline fuel cells and power plants based on them.
• Hybrid power plants.
• Economic assessment of the efficiency of using fuel cell-based power plants and their net cost.
Abstract submission guidelines
An abstract may be submitted to FuelCell2020@issp.ac.ru in English or Russian, at the author’s discretion. Please include “FuelCell2020” into the email subject line. The maximum volume is three pages. The allowed file extensions are .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word 97 or newer). The deadline for abstract submission is April 24.
File name: Name_fuelcells2020, where “Name” is the last name of the presenting author in Roman script.
Font type: Times New Roman.
Font size: 12 for text, 14 for title, at least 10 in figures.
Line spacing: single.
Margins: 3 cm on the left, 2 cm elsewhere.
No page numbers.
Title, line break.
Full names of the authors in bold, centered, with the name of the presenting author underlined. Line break.
Organization name and address in italics, centered. Line break.
Integrate the figures into the text.
Use the equation editor for formulas and mathematical notation.
If submitting in Russian, be sure to duplicate the title page (abstract title, authors, affiliations) in English.
Literature references are to be formatted as shown below and numbered with digits in square brackets: , , etc. The same applies to text references. Example:
 Ilya Burmistrov, Sergey Bredikhin “Cathode overpotential investigation by means of ‘built-in’ potential electrode”, Ionics, vol. 15, N4, 465-468 (2009).
 I. Burmistrov, O.A. Drozhzhin, S.Ya. Istomin, V.V. Sinitsyn, E.V. Antipov, S.I. Bredikhin, “Sr0.75Y0.25Co0.5Mn0.5O3-y Perovskite Cathode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, J. Electrochem. Soc., vol. 156, N10, pp. B1212-B1217 (2009).
 Natalya Ledukhovskaya, Elena Frolova, Gennady Strukov, Danila Matveev and Sergey Bredikhin “New Type of Current Collectors with Modified Near-Surface Layer”, ECS Transactions, 25 (2), 1523-1528 (2009).
Victor Ivanov (co-chair), corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), ScD in physics and mathematics, chief researcher and director of Phystech School of Electronics, Photonics and Molecular Physics at MIPT
Sergey Bredikhin (co-chair), ScD in physics and mathematics, head of the Laboratory of Spectroscopy of Defect Structures at the Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP) of RAS, research team lead at the MIPT Fuel Cell Lab
Dmitrii Agarkov, PhD in physics and mathematics, head of the Fuel Cell Lab at MIPT, senior researcher at ISSP RAS
Maksim Ananyev, ScD in chemistry, director of the Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry of the Ural Branch of RAS
Ilya Burmistrov, PhD in physics and mathematics, senior researcher at MIPT and ISSP RAS
Yury Vasiliev, executive director of the MIPT Institute of Arctic Technologies
Mikhail Vorotyntsev, ScD in physics, professor of Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Vladimir Guterman, ScD in chemistry, professor at Southern Federal University
Yury Dobrovolsky, ScD in chemistry, head of laboratory at the RAS Institute of the Problems of Chemical Physics
Alex Kashin, CEO at InEnergy Group
Igor Landgraf, vice director of Ship Electric Engineering and Technology Institute, a branch of Krylov State Research Centre
Mark Levin, ScD in physics, professor, general director of Inesis (EFKO group of companies)
Elena Lomonova, ScD in engineering, head of laboratory at Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS
Sergey Nazarenko, chief designer of innovative vehicles at Kamaz
Alexander Nemudry, corresponding member of RAS, ScD in chemistry, director of the Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry of the Siberian Branch of RAS
Sergey Nefedkin, ScD in engineering, professor of MPEI
Mikhail Patrakeev, ScD in chemistry, professor, chief researcher at the Institute of Solid State Chemistry of the Ural Branch of RAS
Oleg Popel, ScD in engineering, deputy director of the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of RAS
Pavel Snytnikov, PhD in chemistry, senior researcher at Boreskov Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of RAS
Vladimir Sobyanin, ScD in chemistry, professor, head of laboratory at Boreskov Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of RAS
Andrey Soloviov, PhD in engineering, acting head of laboratory at the Institute of High Current Electronics of the Siberian Branch of RAS
Alexander Stikhin, acting deputy director of Tsentrotekh OOO
Nikolay Uvarov, ScD in chemistry, head of laboratory at the Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry of the Siberian Branch of RAS
Vladimir Fateev, ScD in chemistry, deputy director of NRC Kurchatov Institute
Sergey Filimonov, head of department at the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics
Sergey Filippov, member of RAS, ScD in engineering, director of the Energy Research Institute of RAS
Vladislav Kharton, PhD in chemistry, head of laboratory at ISSP RAS
Vitaly Khoroshev, ScD in engineering, scientific director of Krylov State Research Centre
Andrey Yaroslavtsev, corresponding member of RAS, ScD in chemistry, head of laboratory at Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of RAS
Victor Ivanov (co-chair), corresponding member of RAS, ScD, chief researcher and Phystech School director at MIPT
Sergey Bredikhin (co-chair), ScD, head of laboratory at ISSP RAS, research team lead at MIPT
Dmitrii Agarkov (deputy chair), PhD, head of laboratory at MIPT, senior researcher at ISSP RAS
Yury Vasiliev, executive director of the MIPT Institute of Arctic Technologies
Ekaterina Agarkova, junior researcher at MIPT and ISSP RAS
Galina Eliseeva, junior researcher at ISSP RAS
Irina Karpova, engineer at the Laboratory of Spectroscopy of Defect Structures, ISSP RAS
Olga Kogtenkova, PhD in physics and mathematics, senior researcher at MIPT and ISSP RAS
Tatyana Ryzhkova, engineer and financial project manager at MIPT
Alexey Chernyaev, analyst at MIPT
Between 100 and 150 leading and young researchers from Russia and elsewhere are expected to take part. The participants work in the field of fundamental and applied electrochemical devices research.
Representatives from industrial companies interested in commercializing solutions developed in the field will be actively engaged in the conference.
Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University)
9 Institutskiy Pereulok, Dolgoprudny, Moscow region 141700
Phone numbers of organizers
+7-963 770-1339 — Irina
+7-916 758-4930 — Dmitrii
Fax: +7-496 522-8160
Preliminary program of the conference (in Russian)