Topical Symposium 1
The future of energy is driven by the overall goal to provide green and sustainable energy for all industrial sectors. All mobile and stationary applications will be affected by these changes. The achievement of these goals relies on green and sustainable energy generation but also on the ability to store this energy. Once electricity is generated with regenerative technologies it can be stored in batteries or transported using Hydrogen as a carrier to its final destination and transferred to electricity again when needed. Electrochemical cells are key elements in Hydrogen production and storage of generated electricity in batteries. Surface coatings and surface functionalization in these cells are providing key properties to enable and drive necessary reactions. Electrode surfaces must provide high electric conductivities and withstand harsh electrochemically corrosive environments. On the other hand, membrane assemblies must be functionalized and act as carriers for catalysts. In solid-state batteries coatings are needed for interface design between electrodes and electrolytes. Moreover, coating processes are needed for the application of active materials. Future technical and economic success in Hydrogen generation and electricity storage is mainly driven by the developments related to these electrochemical cells. This topical symposium focuses on coatings and surface functionalization in electrochemical cells used in Hydrogen applications, e.g. electrolysis, fuel cells, and in electricity storage, e.g. Li-batteries, solid state batteries, flow batteries.
TS1. Invited Speakers:
- Claus Rebholz, Cyprus University, Cyprus, “Coatings for Hydrogen Applications”
- Chen-Hao Wang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, “High Efficiency of Metal Oxide Catalysts for Vanadium Redox Flow Battery”