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2011 Annual Merit Review Proceedings

Fuel Cells

These presentations and posters from the Fuel Cells session at the Annual Merit Review in May 2011, are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.

Overview of Fuel Cells, Dimitrios Papageorgopoulos, DOE

Fuel Cell Presentations

  1. Catalysts
  2. Innovative Concepts
  3. Degradation Studies
  4. Hardware
  5. Membranes
  6. Balance of Plant
  7. Transport Studies
  8. Water Transport
  9. Analysis/Characterization
  10. Distributed Energy
  11. Portable Power
  12. Impurities

A. Catalysts

  1. Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports for PEM Fuel Cells, Mark Debe, 3M
  2. Highly Dispersed Alloy Catalyst for Durability, Vivek Murthi, UTC Power
  3. Durable Catalysts for Fuel Cell Protection During Transient Conditions, Radoslav Atanasoski, 3M
  4. Extended, Continuous Pt Nanostructures in Thick, Dispersed Electrodes, Bryan Pivovar, NREL
  5. Nanosegregated Cathode Catalysts with Ultra-Low Platinum Loading, Nenad Markovic, ANL
  6. Contiguous Platinum Monolayer Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts on High-Stability-Low-Cost Supports, Radoslav Adzic, BNL
  7. The Science and Engineering of Durable Ultralow PGM Catalysts, Fernando Garzon, LANL
  8. Molecular-scale, Three-dimensional Non-Platinum Group Metal Electrodes for Catalysis of Fuel Cell Reactions, John Kerr, LBNL
  9. WO3 and HPA Based System for Ultra-High Activity and Stability of Pt Catalysts in PEMFC Cathodes, John Turner, NREL
  10. Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed-Conducting Corrosion Resistant Oxide Supports, Vijay Ramani, Illinois Institute of Technology
  11. Development of Novel Non Pt Group Metal Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Applications, Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University
  12. High-Activity Dealloyed Catalysts, Fred Wagner, GM
  13. Development of Ultra-Low Platinum Alloy Cathode Catalyst for PEM Fuel Cells, Branko Popov, University of South Carolina

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B. Innovative Concepts

  1. Engineered Nano-scale Ceramic Supports for PEM Fuel Cells, Eric Brosha, LANL
  2. Resonance-Stabilized Anion Exchange Polymer Electrolytes, Yu Seung Kim, LANL
  3. Advanced Materials for RSOFC Dual Mode Operation with Low Degradation, Randy Petri, Versa Power

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C. Degradation Studies

  1. Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Lifetime Limitations: The Role of Electrocatalyst Degradation, Deborah Myers, ANL
  2. Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies, Rod Borup, LANL
  3. Development of Micro-Structural Mitigation Strategies for PEM Fuel Cells: Morphological Simulations and Experimental Approaches, Silvia Wessel, Ballard
  4. Durability of Low Pt Fuel Cells Operating at High Power Density, Scott Blanchet, Nuvera Fuel Cells
  5. Improved Accelerated Stress Tests Based on FCV Data, Timothy Patterson, UTC Power
  6. Accelerated Testing Validation, Rangachary Mukundan, LANL

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D. Hardware

  1. Low Cost PEM Fuel Cell Metal Bipolar Plates, Conghua Wang, TreadStone
  2. Metallic Bipolar Plates with Composite Coatings, Jennifer Mawdsley, ANL

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E. Membranes

  1. Membranes and MEA's for Dry, Hot Operating Conditions, Steven Hamrock, 3M
  2. Dimensionally Stable Membranes, Cortney Mittelsteadt, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
  3. Rigid Rod Polyelectrolytes: Effect on Physical Properties: Frozen-in Free Volume: High Conductivity at Low RH, Morton Litt, Case Western Reserve University
  4. NanoCapillary Network Proton Conducting Membranes for High Temperature Hydrogen/Air Fuel Cells, Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University
  5. Novel Approaches to Immobilized Heteropoly Acid (HPA) Systems for High Temperature, Low Relative Humidity Polymer-Type Membranes, Andrew Herring, Colorado School of Mines
  6. High Temperature Membrane with Humidification-Independent Cluster Structure, Ludwig Lipp, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  7. Corrugated Membrane Fuel Cell Structures, Stephen Grot, Ion Power

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F. Balance of Plant

  1. Materials and Modules for Low-Cost, High Performance Fuel Cell Humidifiers, Will Johnson, W.L. Gore

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G. Transport Studies

  1. Air Cooled Stack Freeze Tolerance, Dave Hancock, Plug Power, Inc.
  2. Development and Validation of a Two-phase, Three-dimensional Model for PEM Fuel Cells, Ken Chen, SNL
  3. Transport Studies Enabling Efficiency Optimization of Cost-Competitive Fuel Cell Stacks, Amedeo Conti, Nuvera Fuel Cells
  4. Transport in PEMFC Stacks, Cortney Mittelsteadt, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
  5. Investigation of Micro- and Macro-Scale Transport Processes for Improved Fuel Cell Performance, Jon Owejan, GM
  6. Fuel-Cell Fundamentals at Low and Subzero Temperatures, Adam Weber, LBNL

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H. Water Transport

  1. Water Transport in PEM Fuel Cells: Advanced Modeling, Material Selection, Testing, and Design Optimization, Vernon Cole, CFD Research Corp.

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I. Analysis/Characterization

  1. Fuel Cell Technology Status - Voltage Degradation, Jennifer Kurtz, NREL
  2. Manufacturing Cost Analysis of Fuel Cell Systems, Brian James, Directed Technologies, Inc.
  3. Fuel Cells Systems Analysis, Rajesh Ahluwalia, ANL
  4. Characterization of Fuel Cell Materials, Karren More, ORNL
  5. Neutron Imaging Study of the Water Transport in Operating Fuel Cells, David Jacobson, NIST

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J. Distributed Energy

  1. Development of a Low Cost 3-10kW Tubular SOFC Power System, Norman Bessette, Acumentrics Corporation

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K. Portable Power

  1. Novel Approach to Advanced Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Anode Catalysts, Huyen Dinh, NREL
  2. Novel Materials for High Efficiency Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Chris Roger, Arkema
  3. New MEA Materials for Improved DMFC Performance, Durability, and Cost, Jim Fletcher, University of North Florida
  4. Advanced Materials and Concepts for Portable Power Fuel Cells, Piotr Zelenay, LANL

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L. Impurities

  1. Analysis of Durability of MEAs in Automotive PEMFC Applications, Randy Perry, Dupont
  2. Effect of System and Air Contaminants on PEMFC Performance and Durability, Huyen Dinh, NREL

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Fuel Cell Posters

  1. Membranes
  2. Analysis/Characterization
  3. Impurities
  4. Balance of Plant
  5. Distributed Energy
  6. Earmark

A. Membranes

  1. Lead Research and Development Activity for DOE's High Temperature, Low Relative Humidity Membrane Program, James Fenton, University of Central Florida

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B. Analysis/Characterization

  1. Technical Assistance to Developers, Tommy Rockward, LANL
  2. Enlarging the Potential Market for Stationary Fuel Cells Through System Design Optimization, Darlene Steward, NREL
  3. Fuel Cell Testing at the Argonne Fuel Cell Test Facility: A Comparison of US and EU Test Protocols, Ira Bloom, ANL

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C. Impurities

  1. The Effects of Impurities on Fuel Cell Performance and Durability, Trent Molter, University of Connecticut
  2. The Effect of Airborne Contaminants on Fuel Cell Performance and Durability, Jean St-Pierre, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
  3. Effects of Impurities on Fuel Cell Performance and Durability, James Goodwin, Clemson University

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D. Balance of Plant

  1. Development of Thermal and Water Management System for PEM Fuel Cell, Zia Mirza, Honeywell

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E. Distributed Energy

  1. Development and Demonstration of a New Generation High Efficiency 10kW Stationary PEM Fuel Cell System, Durai Swamy, Intelligent Energy

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F. Earmark

  1. Development of Kilowatt-Scale Coal Fuel Cell Technology, Steven Chuang, University of Akron
  2. Alternative Fuel Cell Membranes for Energy Independence, Kenneth Mauritz, University of Southern Mississippi
  3. Extended Durability Testing of an External Fuel Processor for SOFC, Mark Perna, Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems (US) Inc.
  4. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Development in Columbia (SC), Kenneth Reifsnider, University of South Carolina
  5. Fuel Cell Balance of Plant Reliability Testbed, Vern Sproat, Stark State College
  6. Biomass Fuel Cell Systems, Neal Sullivan, Colorado School of Mines
  7. Fuel Cell Coolant Optimization and Scale-up, Satish Mohapatra, Dynalene Inc.
  8. 21st Century Renewable Fuels, Energy, and Materials Initiative, Joel Berry, Kettering University
  9. Improving Fuel Cell Durability and Reliability, Prabhakar Singh, University of Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center
  10. Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems Print Verification Line (PVL) Pilot Line, Susan Shearer, Stark State College

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To locate posters and presentations from other meeting sessions, go to the main page of the 2011 Annual Merit Review Proceedings.