Prof. Sheffield

Global trends of the hydrogen economy

Prof. John W. Sheffield, PhD
Purdue University

Dr. Sheffield holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He served as one of the founding associate directors at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization - International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies during their first two years of operation. For 40 years, he has served as an editor of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. He served as the Executive Vice President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. In August 2014, he completed a two-year assignment as a principal consultant at DNV GL - Energy supporting the evaluation, measurement and verification of energy efficiency programs. In 2015, he completed a National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program as an industrial mentor for a potential start-up company based on the manufacturing of bio-inspired bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells.



Pushing forward of hydrogen road in Japan

Prof. Ken Okazaki
Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Global Hydrogen Energy Unit

Dr. Okazaki received Doctor of Engineering in mechanical engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1978. He was with Toyohashi University of Technology from 1978 to 1992 and he was a professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology from 1992 to 2015. He is now a specially appointed institute professor and professor emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research subjects cover a wide range of energy and environmental issues including hydrogen-based advanced energy systems and fuel cells, clean and high-efficiency coal/biomass technologies for global environmental protection, non-equilibrium plasma chemistry and applications. He was a president of Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan, president of Heat Transfer Society of Japan, vice-president of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) and others. He was a Dean of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology from 2007 to 2011. He was a member of the Science Council of Japan in the cabinet office until 2017.


Prof. Mao

Chinese hydrogen situation and vision

Prof. Mao Zhongqiang
INET, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Dr. Zongqiang Mao is the leading figure in the development of Hydrogen Energy in China. His team built the first pure hydrogen filling station in Beijing China in 2006 and also built the first hydrogen/natural gas (HCNG) filling station in Shanxi Province, China in 2010. the HCNG was awarded by IAHE at the WHEC2014. He has made many contributions to the IAHE, including the organization of many international forums such as WHEC2000, HYFORUM2004, HYFORUM2008 and WHTC2013 in China. He was former Chair of China Association for Hydrogen Energy (CAHE) and former director of China Hydrogen Standard Technical Committee (SAC/TC 309). He is now vice president of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), vice director of ISO/TC 197, expert for IPHE. He has published more than 160 scientific papers, 4 books and several Patents and got the IAHE award in 2006.



Korea Hydrogen Infra Situation and Future Plan

Prof. Taeck-Hong Lee
Hoseo University, Chunan

Dr. Taeck-Hong Lee has been devoted his efforts to establishing the international hydrogen standardization for ISO TC 197 since 2005. He is currently Deputy Chair of Korea Hydrogen and New Energy Society. He invented chemical purifiers that has been in use for Samsung and LG’s products to produce ultra-high purity gases. Since 2001, he has been working on high pressure hydrogen purification for gas companies, alkaline water electrolyzers, 350-bar of hydrogen dispensers, and hydraulic hydrogen gas boosters with GTC. Among many working groups of ISO TC 197, he has paid tribute for the international standardization for hydrogen dissemination. He has conducted various projects related to Hydrogen Fuel Quality, Safety, and Refueling station. His current project topics include manufacturing of hydraulic compressor and building of ammonia plant as a hydrogen carrier, developing building hydrogen related parts. He established Hydrogen Infra Center in Hoseo University, South Korea, and is expanding the area of study. This talk will give some insights to the realization of hydrogen-based society as a reference for other countries.



Hydrogen from RES and the energy market. A review of recent literature and challenges. (Session A1)

Dr. Gaetano Squadrito

G. Squadrito is researcher at Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano” of CNR, Messina, Italy, where he works since 1995. His research fields are mainly related to fuel cells and hydrogen-fuel cells based systems. He considered also integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) with conventional and innovative energy systems, microbial fuel cells, bio-hydrogen production and socio-economic aspects related to RES and hydrogen energy technologies. Today he is an expert of International Electrotechnical Committee, TC105 – Fuel cells. He participated to a number of National and European project, also as coordinator or scientific representative for ITAE. Moreover he participated to expert evaluator panels of EU-FP7, ANR (France), FCT (Portugal), MIUR (Italy) and MISE (Italy). He is the author/co-author of 44 scientific papers on peer review journals, 10 book chapters, 80 communications at international congress, and more than 50 reports for research projects. He was/is also guest editor for International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, reviewer for numerous scientific journals and conferences, member of the organising committee of 4 international conferences, and editor of conference books.


A Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer in Air-Cooled Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. (Session B1)

Prof. Torsten Berning
Aalborg University

Dr. Torsten Berning is Associate Professor in the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. His research interests focus on heat and mass transfer and applied computational fluid dynamics in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. He was educated as Diplom-Ingenieur in Thermal Engineering at RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 1998, and he has received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada, in 2002. Prior to joining Aalborg University he has worked for 3½ years at General Motors, Fuel Cell Activities, in Mainz-Kastell, Germany. His publications have been downloaded more than 40,000 times and he has received more than 1200 citations in the WoS. Among his contributions to the field of fuel cell technology are the Multi-Layer Electrode (2003), the Micro-Porous Layer with Micro-Channels (2005), the Water-Uptake Layer (2010), Dew Point Diagrams (2012), and a Method for the Accurate Determination of the Fuel Cell Water Balance (2015).


Hydrogen production by photocatalysis of carbon nitride. (Session A5)

Dr. Roberto C. Dante

Roberto C. Dante graduated in chemistry in 1990 at the University of Turin, Italy, and in 2006 he got a Ph.D. cum laude on Materials Science and Engineering at the National Mexican Autonomous University (UNAM) at Mexico City. He worked as chemistry professor at Monterrey Technology Institute, Mexico City from 1998 to 2006. He received the Alfonso Caso Medal in 2008 by UNAM. He is managing director and principal researcher of 2Dto3D, a knowledge-based company devoted to engineering of new materials. He was carrying out consultancy and research work on energy and synthesis of hydrogen by means of renewable energies since 1998. He is author of many papers on nanotechnologies, several patents, and a book entitled “Friction materials and their applications” with WHP-Elsevier Ed. 2015. Moreover, since 2008 he is carrying out research on carbon nitride materials in order to obtain efficient photo-catalysts to carry out water splitting.


Thin film coated composite cathodes for IT-SOFCs. (Session B5)

Prof. Wonyoung Lee
Sungkyunkwan University

Wonyoung Lee received his B.S. degree in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 2004, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea. His current research interests include fuel cells, electrolysis, catalysts, secondary batteries, and nanoscale manufacturing technologies.


The state-of-the-art and recent progress in hydrogen safety research. (Session A9)

Prof. Vladimir Molkov
Ulster University

MSc in Quantum Radiophysics (1977), PhD in Chemical Physics, including Phjysics of Combustion and Explosions (1984), DSc in Fire and Explosion Safety (1997). Professor of Fire Safety Science at Ulster University since 1999. In 2008 established and directs HySAFER Centre at Ulster, one of key providers of hydrogen safety research and education globally. UK expert in UN GTR#13 IWG SGS; ISO/TC197 Hydrogen Technologies; CEN/CLC/TC6 Hydrogen in Energy Systems. Member of RCS SCG and WG CCRA of FCH JU; Explosion Protection Committee of NFPA (USA); Combustion Institute. Participates in activities of IEA HIA Task 37 Hydrogen Safety. Chair of Education Committee, International Association for Hydrogen Safety. He was invited to champion hydrogen safety research in the UK through EPSRC SUPERGEN H2FC Hub. Member of 9 international conference committees and 4 journal editorial boards. Coordinated and contributed to 25 national and European projects relate to hydrogen safety with funding in excess of €6.5M. 320+ publications, 15 inventions. In 2012 published monograph “Fundamentals of Hydrogen Safety Engineering” (free download at: Bookboon).



Fuel cells propulsion on a passenger ferry: energy requirement analysis. (Session B9)

Dr. Rodolfo Taccani
University of Trieste

Rodolfo Taccani is assistant professor at the University of Trieste where he teaches the classes of Industrial utilization of energy and Mechanical measurements. His current research interests comprise the analysis and optimization of energy conversion systems with particular reference to Fuel Cells and Organic Rankine Cycles. He has coordinated many research and industrial projects regarding the development of advanced energy conversion systems.


Hydrogen from RES and the energy market. A review of recent literature and challenges. (Session A11)

Prof. Ho Hiang Kwee
Nanyang Technological University

Prof. Kwee graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been involved in sustainable energy-related work for more than 30 years in academia and in both the private and public sectors. He is currently Lead Technologist at Singapore’s National Climate Change Secretariat, Strategy Group, Prime Minister’s Office. His responsibilities include providing advice, analysis and assessment on energy technologies that can address sustainable energy and climate change challenges and opportunities. Hiang Kwee’s technical interests in both government and academia includes conventional and renewable power generation technologies, hydrogen and fuel cells, integrated energy systems, and in computer based modelling, analysis, design and management of thermal and energy systems.



Hydrogen Potential Transport and Power in South East Asia. (Session A11)

Dr. Marcoen Stoop



Hydrogen: the missing link in the renewable energy revolution, by ENGIE. (Session B11)

Dr. Etienne Drouet
Engie SA



Polar protons: Norway’s visions for the hydrogen value chain. (Session B11)

Dr. Per Christer Lund
Counsellor for Science and Technology

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