State of the art of hydrogen storage materials

Prof. Takayuki Ichikawa
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University

Takayuki Ichikawa was born on April 16, 1974 in Okayama, Japan. In  2002, he obtained Ph.D from Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University in the field of theoretical physics, then immediately he joined in the School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University as research associate. At this time, he started the research and development in the field of hydrogen energy. In 2003, his affiliation was changed to Natural science center for basic research and development., Hiroshima University. In 2006, he was promoted to associate professor and also moved
to Institute for Advanced Materials Research, Hiroshima University. Then, in 2015, he was moved to Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University. In 2017, he was promoted to Professor and at the same time, moved to Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University. Recently in 2020, the organization in Hiroshima university was re-constructed and then re-named as Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University. His research focuses on solid state hydrogen storage materials in metallic and non-metallic states, Li-ion batteries, ammonia storage materials, and thermo chemical hydrogen production. The number of his publication is about 250, and total citation is over 6200.


Electrolytic hydrogen production

Dr. Andrea Pucci
ErreDue S.p.A.

Dr. Andrea Pucci is a partner of ErreDue SpA, an Italian manufacturer of electrolysers. Designer of hydrogen and nitrogen generators until 2004. Subsequently responsible for the marketing area for the English and French speaking nations.


Applications of metal hydrides in hydrogen energy

Dr. Mykhaylo Lototskyy
HySA Systems Centre of Competence

Dr Mykhaylo Lototskyy graduated from the Moscow State University in 1977 and received his PhD degree in 1992 from the Lviv State University (Ukraine). He held postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Energy Technology (Norway, 2002–2003) and the University of the Western Cape (South Africa, 2007-2009). Dr Lototskyy is an internationally recognized researcher in hydride materials science and applications of metal hydrides (130 Scopus-indexed publications cited 5488 times since 1985; h=38). Presently, he is a Key Program Manager at HySA Systems Centre of Competence in South Africa and Head of Laboratory of Metal Hydride Energy Technologies at Federal Research Center of Problems of Chemical Physics and Medicinal Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences.


Life Cycle Assessment of hydrogen for mobility options and energy systems based on carbon neutral fuels

Dr. Daniele Candelaresi
EnTraT srls

Dr. Daniele Candelaresi is founder and CTO of the company “EnTraT (Energy Transition Team)”, an academic spin-off of University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy). After his master’s studies in Mechanical engineering with specialization in Energy and Environment, he recently obtained his PhD in “Hydrogen Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy Technologies”, at University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. He is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) specialist, with a strong focus on LCA of hydrogen technologies, power-to-fuel systems and sustainable mobility. In addition, he also deals with LCA of batteries and other energy storage or production systems. As a researcher, his work is mainly focused on the assessment of innovative energy systems and solutions: on the one hand for the automotive sector, including batteries, fuel cells, and internal combustion engines, and on the other hand on electrolysis and production systems for hydrogen and carbon-neutral fuels.




Platform for pure Hydrogen and Fischer Tropsch fuel production from waste biomass with inherent negative emissions

Mr. A. Zaidi
The University of Manchester

Adam Zaidi is a final-year doctoral candidate at The University of Manchester. As a research assistant in the GLAMOUR consortium, he collaborates under the mentorship of Dr. Vincenzo Spallina. His research is grounded in the principles of Chemical Looping combustion, with particular attention to reactor design, gas-liquid feeding system development, and material synthesis. His work contributes to the broader understanding of sustainable hydrogen production and carbon capture techniques.