Fuel Cells and Power Plants Based on Them

Full conference and school titles
  • Sixth 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, third school for young scientists

Event description

Fuel Cells and Power Plants Based on Them is a series of all-Russian conferences focusing on the current situation in and the research prospects for 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 Gazprom PAO, the United Aircraft Corporation PAO, Kamaz PAO, Rosatom State Corporation, and InEnergy OOO. The latter two are already engaged in an active partnership with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. 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. 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, which is part of the MIPT Institute of Arctic Technologies, Center for Autonomous Energy.

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.

Key dates
• March 29: deadline for registration and submission of applications for hotel booking.
• April 26: deadline for abstract submission and fee payment with early bird discount.
• May 24: publication of preliminary program, fee payment.
• June 20: deadline for late fee payment.

The conference will be held June 23-27, 2019.

Conference website: http://www.issp.ac.ru/fuelcell2019/en/

  • S.I. Bredikhin (chairman), ScD in physics and mathematics, Institute of Solid State Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISSP RAS), Chernogolovka, Russia
  • D.A. Agarkov (vice chairman), PhD in physics and mathematics, MIPT Institute of Arctic Technology, Dolgoprudny, Russia

Organizing committee

  • E.A. Agarkova, ISSP RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
  • I.N. Burmistrov, PhD in physics and mathematics, ISSP RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
  • N.V. Demeneva, PhD in physics and mathematics, ISSP RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
  • G.M. Eliseeva, ISSP RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
  • I.A. Karpova, ISSP RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
  • O.A. Kogtenkova, PhD in physics and mathematics, ISSP RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
  • Yu.S. Fedotov, PhD in physics and mathematics, ISSP RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
  • E.S. Khromova, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics (ICP RAS), Chernogolovka, Russia

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.

Registration fees

Before April 26

April 27-May 24

From May 25

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)

* If registered before April 26.

Detailed information about the fees and payment process is available from the conference website.

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Time: 09:00
Location: Chernogolovka, Moscow region, Russia

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