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2006 Annual Merit Review Proceedings

Fuel Cells

These presentations and posters from the fuel cells session at the Annual Merit Review May 16-19, 2006 are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.

Fuel Cells Presentations

  1. MEAs
  2. Membranes
  3. Catalysts
  4. Bipolar Plates
  5. Recycling
  6. Stationary
  7. Analysis and Characterization

Fuel Cell R&D Overview, Nancy Garland, DOE


  1. Integrated Manufacturing for Advanced MEAs, Yu-Min Tsou, E-TEK
  2. Advanced MEAs for Enhanced Operating Conditions, Amenable to High Volume Manufacture, Mark Debe, 3M Company
  3. Development of High Temperature Membranes and Improved Cathode Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells, Lesia Protsailo, UTC Power
  4. Electrocatalyst Supports and Electrode Structures, Mahlon Wilson, LANL

B. Membranes

  1. High-Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membranes, Deborah Myers, ANL
  2. Development of Polybenzimidazole-Based High Temperature Membrane and Electrode Assemblies for Stationary Applications, Rhonda Staudt, Plug Power
  3. Non-Nafion Membrane Electrode Assemblies, Yu Seung Kim, LANL
  4. Advanced Fuel Cell Membranes Based on Heteropolyacids, John Turner, NREL
  5. Enabling Commercial PEM Fuel Cells with Breakthrough Lifetime Improvements, Gonzalo Escobedo, DuPont
  6. Development of a Low-Cost, Durable Membrane and MEA for Stationary and Mobile Fuel Cell Applications, Scott Gaboury, Arkema, Inc.
  7. Hydrocarbon Membrane, Christopher Cornelius, SNL
  8. MEA and Stack Durability for PEM Fuel Cells, Mike Hicks, 3M Company
  9. High Temperature/Low Humidity Polymer Electrolytes Derived from Ionic Liquids, James Boncella, LANL

C. Catalysts

  1. Low Pt Loading Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts, Radoslav Adzic, BNL
  2. New Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells, Philip Ross Jr., LBNL
  3. Development of Transition Metal/Chalcogen Based Cathode Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells, Stephen Campbell, Ballard Power Systems
  4. Novel Approach to Non-Precious Metal Catalysts, Radoslav Atanasoski, 3M Company
  5. Novel Non-Precious Metals for PEMFC: Catalyst Selection Through Molecular Modeling and Durability Studies, Branko Popov, University of South Carolina
  6. Non-Platinum Cathode Catalysts, Piotr Zelenay, LANL
  7. Low Platinum Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction at PEMFC Cathodes, Karen Swider-Lyons, NRL
  8. Development of High-Performance, Low-Pt Cathodes Containing New Catalysts and Layer Structure, Paolina Atanassova, Cabot Superior MicroPowders
  9. Electrode Stability, Xiaoping Wang, ANL

D. Bipolar Plates

  1. Scale-up of Carbon/Carbon Bipolar Plates, David Haack, Porvair Advanced Materials, Inc.
  2. Cost-Effective Surface Modification for Metallic Bipolar Plates, Peter Tortorelli, ORNL

E. Recycling

  1. Platinum Recycling Technology Development, Stephen Grot, Ion Power, Inc.
  2. Platinum Group Metal Recycling Technology Development, Larry Shore, Englehard Corporation

F. Stationary

  1. Backup/Peak-Shaving Fuel Cells, Daniel Rodriquez, Plug Power
  2. Market Opportunity Assessment for Direct Hydrogen PEM Fuel Cells in Transition Markets, Harry Stone, Battelle

G. Analysis and Characterization

  1. Applied Science for Performance, Cost, and Durability, Bryan Pivovar, LANL
  2. Fuel Cell Systems Analysis, Rajesh Ahluwalia, ANL
  3. Effect of Fuel and Air Impurities on PEM Fuel Cell Performance, Fernando Garzon, LANL
  4. Neutron Imaging Study of the Water Transport in Operating Fuel Cells, Muhammad Arif, NIST
  5. Microstructural Characterization of PEM Fuel Cell MEAs, Karren More, ORNL
  6. PEM Fuel Cell Durability, Rodney Borup, LANL
  7. Investigating Failure in Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells, John Newman, LBNL
  8. Sub Freezing Fuel Cell Effects, Rangachary Mukundan, LANL

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Fuel Cells Posters

  1. Membranes
  2. Catalysts
  3. Bipolar Plates
  4. Stationary
  5. Balance of Plant
  6. Analysis and Characterization
  7. Portable Power
  8. Auxiliary/Portable Power

A. Membranes

  1. Center for Intelligent Fuel Cell Materials Design Phase 1, Joe Mausar, Chemsultants International, Inc.
  2. Poly(p-phenylene Sulfonic Acid)s with Frozen-in Free Volume for Use in High Temperature Fuel Cells, Morton Litt, Case Western Reserve University
  3. Poly(cyclohexadiene)-Based Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications, Jimmy Mays, University of Tennessee
  4. NanoCapillary Network Proton Conducting Membranes for High Temperature Hydrogen/Air Fuel Cells, Peter Pintauro, Case Western Reserve University
  5. Lead Research and Development Activity for High Temperature, Low Relative Humidity Membrane Program, James Fenton, Florida Solar Energy Center
  6. Protic Salt Polymer Membranes: High-Temperature Water-Free Proton-Conducting Membranes, Dominic Gervasio, Arizona State University
  7. Novel Approaches to Immobilized Heteropoly Acid Systems for High Temperature, Low Relative Humidity Polymer-Type Membranes, Andrew Herring, Colorado School of Mines
  8. New Polyelectolyte Materials for High Temperature Fuel Cells, John Kerr, LBNL
  9. High Temperature Membrane with Humidification-Independent Cluster Structure, Ludwig Lipp, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  10. Design and Development of High-Performance Polymer Fuel Cell Membranes, Joyce Hung, GE Global Research
  11. Dimensionally Stable High Performance Membrane, Han Liu, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
  12. Montana PEM Membrane Degradation Study, Lee Spangler, Montana State University
  13. Fluoroalkylphosphonic-Acid-Based Proton Conductors, Stephen Creager, Clemson University
  14. Dimensionally Stable High Temperature Membranes, Cortney Mittelsteadt, Giner Electrochemical Systems
  15. New Proton Conductive Composite Materials with Co-Continuous Phases Using Functionalized and Crosslinkable TFE/VDF Fluoropolymers, Serguei Lvov, Pennsylvania State University
  16. Advanced Materials for Proton Exchange Membranes, James McGrath, Virginia Tech
  17. Characterization of PEMFC Membrane Durability, Robert Moore, University of Southern Mississippi

B. Catalysts

  1. Novel, Combinatorial Method for Developing Cathode Catalysts for Fuel Cells, Keith Kepler, Farassis Energy, Inc.
  2. Improved Fuel Cell Cathode Catalysts Using Combinatorial Methods, Eugene Smotkin, NuVant Systems, Inc.
  3. Tungsten Cathode Catalyst for PEM Cells, Joel Christian, OSRAM Sylvania Products, Inc.
  4. Non-Pt Catalysts for PEFCs, Xiaoping Wang, ANL

C. Bipolar Plates

  1. Corrosion Protection of Metallic Bipolar Plates for Fuel Cells, John Turner, NREL
  2. Development of Low-Cost, Clad Metal Bipolar Plates for PEM Fuel Cells, Scott Weil, PNNL
  3. Economical High Performance Thermoplastic Composite Bipolar Plates, Michael Bortner, Nanosonic, Inc.

D. Stationary

  1. Residential Fuel Cell Demonstration by the Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Inc., Mark Schneider, Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  2. Smart Energy Management and Control of Fuel Cell Powered Applications, Mohammad Alam, University of South Alabama

E. Balance of Plant

  1. Complex Coolant Fluid for PEM Fuel Cell Systems, Satish Mohapatra, Advanced Fluids Technologies, Inc.

F. Analysis and Characterization

  1. Component Benchmarking, Tommy Rockward, LANL
  2. PEM Fuel Cell Freeze Durability and Cold Start Project, Jeremy Meyers, UTC Power
  3. Sub-Freezing Start-up of a Fuel Cell, Dennis Papadias, ANL
  4. Fuel Cell Testing at the Argonne Fuel Cell Test Facility, Ira Bloom, ANL
  5. Impurity Effects on Membrane-Electrode Assembly Components, Deborah Myers, ANL
  6. Direct Hydrogen PEMFC Manufacturing Cost Estimation for Automotive Applications, Eric Carlson, TIAX LLC
  7. Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell System for Automotive Applications, Brian James, DTI
  8. Development of a kW Prototype Coal-Based Fuel Cell, Steven Chuang, University of Akron

G. Portable Power

  1. Advanced Catalysts for Fuel Cells, S. Narayanan, JPL
  2. DMFC Prototype Demonstration for Consumer Electronic Applications, Robert Sievers, MTI MicroFuel Cells, Inc.

H. Auxiliary/Portable Power

  1. DMFC Power Supply for All-Day True-Wireless Mobile Computing, Brian Wells, Polyfuel, Inc.

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To locate posters and presentations from other meeting sessions, go to the main page of the 2006 Annual Merit Review Proceedings.