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Renewable Fuels via Artificial Photosynthesis 2 Energy Technology Division, Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division, Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division, Sensor Division

This symposium will provide an international and interdisciplinary forum to present the latest research on production of fuels (e.g., hydrogen or other gas/liquid hydrocarbon fuels) in a renewable pathway. Topics of interest include but not limited to: (1) utilization of renewable energy resources such as water, carbon dioxide or biomass for fuel generation; (2) generation of fuels with photocatalysts or photoelectrochemical cells (PECs); (3) generation of fuels with any other artificial photosynthesis processess; (4) Sunlight-driven production of bio-fuels and bio-hydrogen with enzymes and photoautotrophic microorganisms; (5) synthesis and characterization of photocatalysts or electrocatalysts for water oxidation, hydrogen generation, carbon dioxide conversion and biomass conversion; (6) exploring new materials for solar energy conversion; (7) generation of fuels with solar-thermal processes; (8) simulation and modeling of materials, devices, and systems for solar energy conversion; and (9) durability of solar energy materials. A “standard” issue of ECS Transactions is planned for this symposium. All authors accepted for presentation are encouraged to submit their full text manuscript for the issue no later than June 11, 2017. All manuscripts will be submitted online, and must be in either MS Word or PDF format. All abstracts will be submitted online, questions and inquiries should be sent to the symposium organizers: Nianqiang (Nick) Wu, West Virginia Univ., email:; D. Chu, US Army Research Laboratory, email:; H. Dinh, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, email: Huyen.Dinh@nrel. gov; N. Gaillard, University of Hawaii, email:; P. J. Kulesza, University of Warsaw, email: pl; A. Manivannan, National Energy Technology Laboratory, email: Ayyakkannu.Manivannan@NETL.DOE.GOV; E. Miller, Department of Energy, email:; V. R. Subramanian, University of Nevada Reno, email:; Heli Wang, SABIC Technology Center, email:; Pawel J. Kulesza, University of Warsaw, email:


Solid-Gas Electrochemical Interfaces 2 – SGEI 2 High Temperature Materials Division

Electrochemistry in many solid-state electrochemical processes and devices (such as gas electrolysis, fuel cells, ionic separation membranes, metal-air batteries, and gas sensors) occurs within a localized region near the interface between the reactant gas and one or more solid phases. During the last 10-15 years, it has become increasingly clear that the composition, structure, and/or properties of materials within this localized region deviate substantially from the bulk material(s) comprising the electrocatalyst. Examples include stoichiometry variations in the vicinity of a three-phase boundary (TPB), enhanced activity near solid-solid heterointerfaces, cation segregation associated with surface reconstruction, and cation stratification/interdiffusion or secondary phase precipitation near gas-solid or solid-solid interfaces. Recent advances in both analytical techniques and modeling are beginning to shed new insights into these local variations in structure/composition, and the role they play in governing local rates. These include new in situ experimental methods




May 28-June 2, 2017 Hilton New Orleans Riverside

that probe the thermodynamic state of the solid bulk and surface under finite driving force, scanning probe and other methods that can spatially resolve local variations in conductivity, structure, composition, and reaction rates, and modeling methodologies that consider heterogeneity and local properties, including ab initio methods that consider variations in structure/composition at surfaces. An “enhanced” edition of ECS Transactions is planned to be available at the meeting. All authors accepted for presentation are obligated to submit their full text manuscript for the issue no later than March 10, 2017. All manuscripts will be submitted online, and must be in either MS Word or PDF format. All abstracts will be submitted online, questions and inquiries should be sent to the symposium organizers: Bilge Yildiz, MIT, email: byildiz@mit. edu; Stuart Adler, University of Washington, email:; Ellen Ivers-Tiffée, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, email: ellen.ivers@; Tatsuya Kawada, Tohuku University, email: kawada@ee.mech.


From Electrode to Systems: Invited Perspectives and Tutorials on Fuel Cell Technology in Memory of Dr. H. Russell Kunz Energy Technology Division, High Temperature Materials Division, Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division, Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division

This symposium will be dedicated to Dr. H. Russell Kunz, a former professor at University of Connecticut (UConn) and a distinguished fuel cell engineer at United Technology Corporation (UTC). Dr. Kunz worked for UTC for nearly 40 years, conducting research on various advanced power systems. He helped to develop the fuel cell systems for the Apollo program in the mid of 1960s. He directed a group of over twenty scientists and engineers that performed theoretical and experimental research on a variety of fuel cell technologies. These studies involved electrochemistry, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and chemical kinetics. He joined UConn as Professor-in-residence in 1993 where he helped to form innovative fuel cell laboratories. His work there included the synthesis and evaluation of new fuel cell catalysts and proton exchange membranes. He also worked as a consultant for Fuel Cell Energy Inc. and General Motors Fuel Cell Activities. He published numerous papers on fuel cells and held more than 30 U. S. patents mostly related to fuel cells. In 1998, he received prestigious Energy Technology Division (ETD) Research Award. His work has significantly promoted fuel cell technology development and commercialization. Papers in this symposium are sought that describe the evolution and perspectives of a wide range of fuel cell technologies to which Dr. Kunz had contributed through his career, including alkaline, phosphoric acid, molten carbonate, proton exchange membrane, and solid oxide systems. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas: • Fuel Cell Fundamentals (electrode kinetics, transport studies, and thermodynamics) • Advances in Fuel Cell Components (catalyst, electrode, membrane, diffusion media and bipolar plates) • Fuel Cell Lifetime and Degradation (catalyst and membrane durability, carbon corrosion, electrical shorting) • Modeling and Diagnostics of Components and Systems • Fuel Cell System Development and Demonstration • Fuel Cell Technology Evolution and Perspectives

CALL FOR PAPERS • 231st ECS Meeting • New Orleans, LA • May 28 – June 2, 2017 •

Call for Papers, 231st ECS Meeting, New Orleans/LA