Workshop Details
Platinum Group Metal and Platinum Group Metal-free Electrocatalysts: Catalyst/Ionomer Interactions
03/06/2023 - 03/10/2023
Meeting Description:

Electrochemical energy conversion systems including polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells and electrolyzers are central to reducing global fossil fuel dependence through widespread implementation of renewable hydrogen in order to mitigate climate change. Great improvements have been made in the development of Platinum group metal (PGM) and PGM-free catalysts for PEM systems, however catalyst-ionomer interfaces that exist in these catalyst layers are not well understood. This workshop will provide forum for discussion of studies of model and real systems evaluating differences and similarities in the interfaces and catalyst-ionomer interactions across a variety of catalytic systems operating under acidic and alkaline conditions and elucidating the effects of catalyst and support chemistry and morphology on catalyst-ionomer interfaces and interactions. Of particular interest are investigations of the evolution of catalyst-ionomer interface under conditions relevant to device operation, development of best practices and protocols for catalyst-ionomer studies, improved electrochemical diagnostics, and novel physicochemical characterization approaches.


We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

Telluride Science is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on Telluride Science's website. Feel free to contact Telluride Science's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Ah Haa School for the Arts
155 W. Pacific Ave, Telluride CO 81435

Platinum Group Metal and Platinum Group Metal-free Electrocatalysts: Catalyst/Ionomer Interactions Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Atanassov, Plamen University of California, Irvine
Atanassov, Plamen [2nd Reservation] University of California, Irvine
Baricci, Andrea Politecnico di Milano
Bliznakov, Stoyan University of Connecticut
Braaten, Jonathan Robert Bosch LLC
Capuano, Christopher Nel Hydrogen
Casalegno, Andrea Politecnico di Milano
Cherevko, Serhiy Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Elbaz, Lior Bar Ilan University
Hall, Anthony Shoji Johns Hopkins
Holby, Edward F Los Alamos National Laboratory
Janaky, Csaba University of Szeged
Kim, Yu Seung Los Alamos National Laboratory
Kusoglu, Ahmet Berkeley Lab (LBL)
McCrory, Charles University of Michigan
Morales-Guio, Carlos G. University of California, Los Angeles
Myers, Debbie Argonne National Laboratory
Pylypenko, Svitlana Colorado School of Mines
Snyder, Joshua Drexel University
Thiele, Simon Forschungszentrum Juelich
Weber, Adam Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Wu, Gang University at Buffalo, SUNY
Zachman, Michael Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Zagal, Jose H. University of Santiago de Chile
Zelenay, Piotr Los Alamos National Laboratory

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