Workshop on Materials for the Hydrogen Energy Value Chain

The Institute for Materials (IMat) and the Strategic Energy Institute (SEI) at Georgia Tech are jointly sponsoring a workshop having the objective to identify the materials research gaps, challenges and needs for hydrogen storage and transport. While research in electrolysis technologies for green hydrogen production and fuel cells for energy conversion tend to receive the prime attention, for the hydrogen economy to be realized, there are crucial challenges in developing reliable, efficient, and costeffective storage and transport, and in the use of hydrogen in combustion technologies for energy conversion. What brings these topics together is the need to understand and design materials to contend with the extreme environments that hydrogen and these technologies present.

This workshop builds on Georgia Tech's commitment to developing effective technologies related to all aspects of hydrogen.

The agenda will include presentations from external experts on these topics from industry and national labs followed by breakouts of the diverse participants to identify the gaps and challenges that need to be addressed in the next decade and beyond. To set the stage for the breakout discussions, presentations will be given by:

  • Comas Haynes, Georgia Tech SEI Lead: Hydrogen
  • Scott McWhorter, President/CEO, Joule Consulting, Chairman of the Board, Southeast Hydrogen Energy Alliance
  • Mark Ruth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Laboratory Program Manager, Leader in Hydrogen Analysis
  • Jonathan Parker, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

We invite researchers involved directly or in adjacent topics to participate.

Register now. Please register no later than April 25, 2023. There is no cost for participation.

For more information, please contact:

Richard (Rick) W. Neu
IMat Initiative Lead on Materials in Extreme Environments
Phone: 404-894-3074

Cecelia Jones
IMat Assistant Director, Administrative Operations
Phone: 404-894-7769