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.
Ah Haa School for the Arts
155 W. Pacific Ave, Telluride CO 81435
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Workshop Price: $ 449.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 11/15/2023
A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 11/15/2023.Cancellation Policy: Once a credit card has been charged, cancelled registrations will be subject to a cancellation fee. Registration fees will be automatically processed once registration is complete. A $25 cancellation fee will be retained from a registration refund. Lodging fee payments will be processed 60 days prior to arrival, and a $100 cancellation fee will apply if cancellations occur after a lodging fee payment is completed. Telluride Science can only guarantee a refund for the remaining lodging fees if requested prior to the cancellation deadline that is specific to each lodging provider. Telluride Science recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.