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  • Electrolysis and Fuel Cell Discussions conference - EFCD 2015
  • CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
  •  ALD2016 - 16th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition, 24th-27th July 2016, Dublin, Ireland
  • ALD NbTiOx and Pt for PEM fuel cells, P. Heikkilä1, M. Putkonen1, A.T. Pasanen1, U. Tapper1, J. Ihonen1, M. Bosund2, T. Geppert3, H. El-Sayed3, H. A. Gasteiger3, I. Harkness4, J. Sharman4, P.Simell1, M. Vähä-Nissi1 1 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland, 2 Beneq Oy, Vantaa, Finland, 3 Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany, 4 Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, Sonning Common, UK.
  •  COST MP1206 Workshop "Electrospinning vs traditional polymer processing methods: Comparison of innovative technical applications", 27-29 April 2016, Krakow, Poland
  • Fibrous and tubular materials by electrospinning and atomic layer deposition (ALD) as catalyst carriers for fuel cells,
  •  FCH-JU review days, 17-18 November 2015, Brussels, Belgium
  • CATAPULT - novel CATAlyst structures employing Pt at Ultra Low and zero loadings for auTomotive MEAs, Université Montpellier 2, France, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd, United Kingdom, Volkswagen, Germany, Beneq, Finland, Technical University of Munich, Germany, VTT, Finland, University of Ulm, Germany, Pretexo, France.
  • EFCD2015, 13-16 Septemeber 2015, La Grande Motte, France
  • - Fibrous and tubular support materials using in catalyst support materials for low-Pt PEM fuel cells for automotive MEAs, Pirjo Heikkilä, Matti Putkonen, Antti Pasanen, Hille Rautkoski, Jari Ihonen, Mika Vähä-Nissi, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    - ALD deposition of core-shell structures onto electrospinned carbon webs for PEM fuel cell MEAs, P. Heikkiläa, M. Putkonena, A. Pasanena, H. Rautkoskia, U. Tappera, J. Ihonena, M. Bosundb, T. Geppertc , H. El-Sayedc, H. A. Gasteigerc, P.Simella, M. Vähä-Nissia aVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland bBeneq Oy, Finland cChair of Technical Electrochemistry, Technische Universität München, Germany
    - Sacrificial Metal Organic Frameworks for Metal-Nitrogen-Carbon Catalysts, Vanessa Armel,a Sheena Hindocha,b Fabrice Salles,a Deborah Jones,a Stephen Bennett,b and Frédéric Jaouena, aInstitut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier-AIME, France, b Johnson Matthey Technology Center, United Kingdom
    - Non-Precious Metal Catalysts with ultra-low Pt loading as Hybrid Materials for Oxygen Reduction, Anna Katharina Schuppert, Deborah Jones, and Frédéric Jaouen, ICGM – UMR 5253- Equipe AIME, Université Montpellier, France
    - Electrochemical characterization of ALD deposited Pt supported on electrospun Nb-doped SnO2, Timon N. Gepperta, Hany El-Sayeda, Markus Bosundb, Sara Cavalierec, Deborah Jonesc, Hubert A. Gasteigera, aChair of Technical Electrochemistry, Technische Universität München, Germany, bBeneq Oy, Finland, cUniversité Montpellier II, Institute Charles Gerhard
    - ReaxFF Simulations on the Dynamics of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Pt Electrodes, Lehel Sabo, Donato Fantauzzi, Jonathan E. Mueller, Timo Jacob, Institute of Electrochemistry, Ulm University, Germany
    - Measuring an electrocatalyst's vital signs: the need for in operando studies, L. Sabo, T. Jacob, Institute of Electrochemistry, Ulm University, Germany
  • ECS conference on electrochemical energy conversion and storage, 26-31 July 2015, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Catalysts based on Earth-abundant elements for catalysing O2 reduction in acidic electrolytes, Frédéric Jaouen, Université Montpellier - CNRS, Charles Gerhardt Institute UMR 5253, France
  • Carbon 2015, July 12-17 2015, Dresden, Germany
  • Preparation of sub-micron carbon fibre web, Pirjo Heikkilä, Antti T. Pasanen, Sanna Virtanen, Mika Vähä-Nissi, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere, Finland
  • European Fuel Cell Forum, 30 June – 3 July 2015, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Fibrous and tubular structures for PEMFC catalyst supports combining electrospinning, heat treatments and atomic layer deposition (ALD), Antti T. Pasanena, Pirjo Heikkiläa, Matti Putkonena, Elina Yli-Rantalaa, Markus Bosundb, Mika Vähä-Nissia, aVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere, Finland, bBeneq Oy, Espoo, Finland
  • ALD 2015, 28 June -01 July 2015, Portland, USA
  • ALD deposition of core-shell structures onto electrospinned carbon webs for PEM fuel cell MEAs, P. Heikkiläa, M. Putkonena, A. Pasanena, H. Rautkoskia, U. Tappera, J. Ihonena, M. Bosundb, T. Geppertc, H. El-Sayedc, H. A. Gasteigerc, P.Simellc, M. Vähä-Nissia aVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland, bBeneq Oy, Vantaa, Finland, cChair of Technical Electrochemistry, Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany
  • ECS spring meeting, May 24-28, 2015, Chicago, USA
  • - H2-evolution assisted Pt-thin film deposition on non-noble metal surfaces, Jan Schwämmlein, Hany El-Sayed, Hubert A. Gasteiger, Technische Universität München, Garching, DE
    - Thin Oxide Film Reduction via the Polyol Method: An Electrochemical Study of a Polyol Reduction Process, Hany A. El-Sayeda, Vignesh Sureshwaranb, Lukas Schustera, and Hubert A. Gasteigera, aTechnische Universität München, Garching, DE, b Universität Ulm, Ulm, DE
    - Effect of iron traces on the activity of MOF-derived N-C catalysts, V. Armel, D. Jones, F. Jaouen, Institut Charles Gerhardt /Agrégats, Interfaces et Matériaux pour l’Energie – UMR CNRS 5253, Montpellier, France
  • ECS spring meeting, April 6-10, 2015, San Francisco, USA
  • Combined Platinum and Non-Precious Metal Catalysts as Hybrid Materials for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Anna K. Schuppert, Frederic Jaouen, Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier, Agrégats, Interfaces et Matériaux pour l’Energie, Montpellier, France
  • 12th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modeling and Experimental Validation (ModVal 12) on March 26-27, 2015 in Freiburg, Germany
  • Poster presentation: The use of oxygen concentration sweeps at relevant current densities for model validation, Edward Wright, Tom Holden, Ian Harkness, Jonathan Sharman, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cell Research, Technology Centre, Sonning Common, UK
  • Conference on multifunctional hybrid and nanomaterials, 9-13 March 2015, Sitges, Spain
  • Design of Metal Organic Frameworks for non-Platinum Fuel Cell Catalysts, V. Armela, S. Hindochab, S. Bennettb, D. Jonesa, F. Jaouena, a Institut Charles Gerhardt/Agrégats, Interfaces et Matériaux pour l’Energie – UMR 5253, Montpellier, France, bJohnson Matthey Technology Centre, Reading, Great Britain
  •  FCH-JU review days, 10-11 November 2014, Brussels, Belgium
  • CATAPULT - novel CATAlyst structures employing Pt at Ultra Low and zero loadings for auTomotive MEAs, Université Montpellier 2, France, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd, United Kingdom, Volkswagen, Germany, Beneq, Finland, Technical University of Munich, Germany, VTT, Finland, University of Ulm, Germany, Pretexo, France, FCH-JU review days, 10-11 November 2014, Brussels, Belgium
  •  ECS 2014 FALL MEETING, 2-6 October 2014, Cancun, Mexico
  • Novel Non-Carbon Support Compositions and Architectures: Elaboration, Characterisation, Integration and Fuel Cell Testing, D. Jones, S. Cavaliere, J Rozière., Université Montpellier, CNRS, France
  •  E-MRS 2014 FALL MEETING, 15-19 September 2014, University of Technology Warsaw, Poland
  • Core-shell carbon-ceramic fibres by electrospinning and atomic layer deposition (ALD), Pirjo Heikkilä, Antti Pasanen, Matti Putkonen, Mika Vähä-Nissi, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT, Espoo, Finland.
  •  1st Belux workshop on Coating, Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces, 11-12 September 2014, Belux, Luxembourg
  • Utilising ALD for PEM fuel cells for future automotive MEAs, Matti Putkonen, Pirjo Heikkilä1, Antti Pasanen1, Hille Rautkoski1, Markus Bosund2, Jari Ihonen1, Mika Vähä-Nissi1, 1VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT, Espoo, Finland, 2Beneq Oy, Vantaa, Finland
  •  ISE 65th Annual Meeting, 31 August - 5 September, 2014 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • ReaxFF Simulations on the Dynamics of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Pt Electrodes, Lehel Sabo, Donato Fantauzzi, Timo Jacob, Institute of Electrochemistry, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
    Direct Electrodeposition of Thin Pt Films on Sn Surfaces, H. El-Sayed, T. Geppert and H.A. Gasteiger, Technical Electrochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany
  •  The AVS Topical Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition 2014 (ALD 2014), June 15 – 18, 2014, Kyoto, Japan
  • ALD thin films for PEM fuel cells for automotive MEAs, Pirjo Heikkilä1, Matti Putkonen1, Antti Pasanen1, Hille Rautkoski1, Markus Bosund2, Jari Ihonen1, Mika Vähä-Nissi1, 1VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland, 2Beneq, Finland
  •  28th International Conference on Surface Modification Technologies, 16-18 June 2014, Tampere, Finland
  • ALD materials in catalyst support materials on PEM fuel cells for automotive MEAs, Pirjo Heikkilä1, Matti Putkonen1, Antti Pasanen1, Hille Rautkoski1, Markus Bosund2, Jari Ihonen1, Mika Vähä-Nissi1, 1 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2Beneq, Finland
  •  Electrospinning, Principles, Possibilities and Practice 2013, 5-6 December 2013, London
  • Core-shell carbon-ceramic fibres by electrospinning and atomic layer deposition (ALD) for fuel cell catalyst support, Heikkilä P., Pasanen A., Heikkinen K., Putkonen M., Vähä-Nissi M., VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  •  FCH-JU review days, 11-12 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium
  • CATAPULT - novel CATAlyst structures employing Pt at Ultra Low and zero loadings for auTomotive MEAs, Université Montpellier 2, France, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd, United Kingdom, Volkswagen, Germany, Beneq, Finland, Technical University of Munich, Germany, VTT, Finland, University of Ulm, Germany, Pretexo, France, FCH-JU review days, 11-12 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium
    • • • Poster
  • PUBLICATIONS
  • Electrocatalysis, 5(3), 301-309 (2014)
  • New Electrocatalysts with Pyrolyzed Siloxane Matrix, C. Harms, M. Adam, K. A. Soliman, M. Wilhelm, L. A. Kibler, T. Jacob, G. Grathwohl, Electrocatalysis, 5(3), 301-309 (2014),
    • • • DOI 10.1007/s12678-014-0190-5
  • Cat. Lett. 145, 451-457 (2015)
  • Microkinetic modeling of the oxidation reduction reaction at the Pt(111)/gas interfaceD. Fantauzzi, T. Zhu, J. E. Mueller, I. A. W. Filot, E. J. M. Hensen, T. Jacob, Cat. Lett. 145, 451-457 (2015)
    • • • DOI 10.1007/s10562-014-1448-5
  • CATAPULT BROCHURE
  • The brochure is presenting catapult objectives, consortium, potential output and is available for download as a PDF document.
    • • • CATAPULT brochure
  • EFCD 2015
  • An international conference "Electrolysis & Fuel Cell Discussions - Challenges towards zero platinum for oxygen reduction" will be held on 13-16 September 2015 in La Grande Motte, France. This conference is organised under the auspices of CATAPULT. The conference is dedicated to ultra-low platinum loading and non-platinum-group metal catalysts, and focuses on oxygen reduction in low temperature fuel cells. The conference will be the opportunity to present recent results in the field and to discuss the scientific and technological challenges on the way towards zero platinum loading. Invited lectures, oral and poster presentations will provide an international perspective of the most recent research activities in this fast-moving area. Topics covered are listed below:
  • Cathode catalysts for proton- or anion exchange membrane fuel cells
  • Non-PGM catalysts
  • Ultra-low PGM-loading catalysts
  • Hybrid PGM & non-PGM approaches
  • Modelling of catalytic sites and reaction pathways
  • Advanced characterisation techniques
  • Mass-transport issues for non-PGM and ultra-low PGM loadings
  • Ageing and durability
  • Catalysts free of platinum-group-metals for PEM electrolysers
  • The conference will be preceded by a Fuel Cell Fundamental Short Course presented by Prof. Hubert Gasteiger from Technical University of Munich.
    • • • EFCD2015 flyer
    • • • EFCD2015 website