Prof. David Hart



The Growing Importance of H2 in our Evolving Energy System

Dr. Bryan Pivovar
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Bryan Pivovar is Senior Research Fellow and Electrochemical Engineering and Materials Chemistry Group Manager in the Chemistry and Nanosciences Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO where he oversees NREL’s electrolysis and fuel cell and materials R&D. He has been a pioneer in several areas of fuel cell development, taking on leadership roles and organizing workshops in the areas of subfreezing effects, alkaline membrane fuel cells (2006, 2011, 2016, and 2019), and renewable hydrogen at the gigaton scale (2019). He has recently been named Director for a major US Department of Energy Consortium (minimum of $50M over 5 years), H2NEW (Hydrogen (H2) from Next-generation Electrolyzers of Water), focused on addressing components, materials integration, and manufacturing R&D to enable manufacturable electrolyzers that meet required cost, durability, and performance targets, simultaneously, in order to enable $2/kg hydrogen. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota and led fuel cell R&D at Los Alamos National Laboratory prior to joining NREL. He received the 2012 Tobias Young Investigator Award and the 2021 Energy Technology Division Research Award from The Electrochemical Society and has coauthored over 150 papers with over 10,000 citations in the general area of fuel cells and electrolysis.



Fueling the future

Prof. Kuo-Wei Huang

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Kuo-Wei Huang is currently Professor of Chemical Science. He received his B.S. from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Prior to joining KAUST as a founding faculty member, he had been an Assistant Professor in National University of Singapore and a Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He has coauthored over 250 publications and is a co-inventor of over 30 patents and patent applications. The research interests of his group include CO2 utilization, hydrogen storage, small molecules activation (particularly on the PN3(P) ligand platform his group has developed and pioneered) and kinetic and DFT studies of transition metal and organocatalysis. He has received numerous awards, including Appreciation of distinguished teaching contribution, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia (2017), Rising Stars Lectureship, 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (2014), and Asian Rising Stars Lectureship, the 15th Asian Chemical Congress (2013). He was recently highlighted in “Pioneers and Influencers in Organometallic Chemistry” in Organometallics 2020.


Forte Furgiuele

Baker Hughes technology roadmap to 100%H2 Gas Turbines

Dr. Annalisa Forte & Dr. Ippolito Furgiuele
Baker Hughes

Dr. Annalisa Forte, PhD in mechanical engineering. Working in Baker Hughes (formerly GE Oil&Gas) since 2007, in the first ten years as Combustion Engineer and following as Systems Engineer for different projects, always related to Gas Turbines. Currently appointed Systems Engineer for LM2500 aeroderivative GT family.

Dr. Ippolito Furgiuele, mechanical engineer with over 10 years of experience as Engineer in O&G industries, covering mechanical design and application engineer roles. Working as Gas Turbine product leader over the past 5 years covering Hydrogen applications among other things.





Evaluation of an Anion-Exchange-Membrane Electrolyser Based on FUMASEP® FAA3-50 Membrane

Dr. Vincenzo Baglio

Dr. Vincenzo Baglio is a Research Director at CNR – Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “Nicola Giordano” (ITAE) of Messina, Italy. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in chemistry (1998) from the University of Messina (Italy) and a PhD in “Materials for Environment and Energy” (2005) from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy). His current research focuses on energy conversion and storage, particularly in fuel cells, batteries, and electrolyzers. He published about 210 articles (more than 7000 citations and H-index 51 from SCOPUS) in international journals, 10 book chapters, 1 book and 1 international patent. He is associate editor of the journal “Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy” (Springer) and a member of the editorial board of several journals ( Catalysts, Materials, Journal of Nanomaterials, SN Applied Sciences, etc.).


Electrified methane steam reforming in packed SiC foams: an innovative concept for clean H2 production

Prof. Gianpiero Groppi
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Energy

Gianpiero Groppi is full professor of Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Technology at Politecnico di Milano where he graduated in Chemical Engineering. He received is PhD in Industrial chemistry from Università di Milano and he has been a member of the Laboratory of Catalysis and Catalytic Processes of the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Milano since 1994. His main research interests are in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis and c..........hemical reaction engineering with particular focus on structured catalysts for process intensification, catalytic processes for the production of hydrogen and syngas conversion and catalytic systems for emission abatement. He has coauthored 170 papers with 7,000 citations (HI=49, SCOPUS). He has been a member of the scientific committee of several workshop on structured catalyst and reactors (ICOSCAR series). He was scientific chairman of Chemreactor XXIV, held in September 2021. He was a member of the Editorial Board of Catalysis Today from 2003 to 2009.


Metrology for hydrogen vehicle: European projects achievements (MetroHyVe) and new objectives (MetroHyVe 2)

Dr. Thomas Bacquart
National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Dr. Thomas Bacquart is a senior research scientist in gas metrology at the National Physical Laboratory (Teddington, UK) which is the national metrology institute of the United Kingdom. He obtained a PhD in analytical chemistry (2007) from the University of Bordeaux (France). His current research focuses on the measurement challenges for hydrogen gas quality especially for fuel cell application. He is leading the hydrogen quality laboratory at NPL, performed over 50 sampling of hydrogen fuel in Europe and over 100 hydrogen fuel analysis applying novel analytical methodology to hydrogen challenges. He was work package leader in multiples European project on gas analysis (EMPIR Hydrogen, MetroHyVe, FCH-JU Hydraite), coordinate European project MetroHyVe 2 project and lead standardisation activity (co-convenor of ISO TC197 WG33).


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