Keynote Speakers

Keynote 1: Maria Gazda, Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland)

Title: Vibrational properties of selected multicomponent perovskites

Prof. Maria Gazda has been associated with the Gdańsk University of Technology for several dozen years. Her work and scientific interests have always concerned oxide materials: oxide glasses, glass-ceramic materials and crystalline oxides. She has studied such properties and phenomena as electronic conduction in amorphous, disordered and granular materials, superconductivity, solid-state structural transitions and, since around 2009, also proton and mixed conduction.

Keynote 2: Armelle Ringuedé, Chimie ParisTech (France)

Title: Evolution of single cell performances based on Sm-doped ceria/molten carbonate electrolyte

Armelle Ringuede received her Ph.D. degree in Electrochemistry from Institut National Polytechnique in Grenoble (France) in 1999. Then, she worked as a post-doc in Aveiro (Portugal), Ceramics and Glass Engineering Department before being hired as a researcher at CNRS, in Paris. Her current research interests include high temperature electrochemistry in extreme media (Solid Oxide or Molten Salts as electrolytes), for energy devices applications such as fuel cells and (co-) electrolysis. She is recognized for her skills in electrochemical impedance spectroscopy characterisations.

Keynote 3: Sonia Escolástico, Instituto de Tecnologia CSIC (Spain)

Title: Flexible fuel power generation technology by using proton-conducting materials: manufacturing, performances and stability

Dr. Sonia Escolástico is a Tenured Scientist at the Instituto de Tecnología Química, ITQ (UPV-CSIC). PhD in 2013 by Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), her work was devoted to gas separation membranes based on mixed ionic conductors and their applications in catalysis. From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Escolástico joined the Institute for Microprocess Engineering (IMVT) at
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. At present, she works in the Energy Conversion and Storage group at ITQ and her main activities deal with material science, design and manufacturing of solid state devices for electrochemical applications and catalytic membrane reactors, heterogeneous catalysis and process intensification.

Keynote 4: Hiroyuki Shimada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST (Japan)

Title: Effect of chemical composition of Yb-doped BaZrO3 electrolyte material on PCFC performance

Hiroyuki Shimada is a Chief Senior Researcher of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) of Japan. After receiving his master’s degree, he had worked in Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, and then he received his PhD in chemistry from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2013. His areas of expertise are material science, electrochemical cells, and ceramic process. In particular, he is currently working on a project to realize highly efficient PCC devices.

Keynote 5: Adeline Miquelot, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN – Hydrogen Lab (France)

Title: Overview of techno-economic assessment of Electrolysis technologies with focus on tubular PCCEL technology

Dr. Adeline Miquelot is holding a PhD on photo-electrocatalytic processes. She is working at ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, the R&D center of ENGIE dedicated to the development of green gases, for 4 years. In CRIGEN, she has been involved on the development of photo-electrocatalytic processes for decentralized hydrogen production, and she is now managing R&D activities regarding high-temperature electrolysis and electrolysis integration into e-molecules production processes. She is involved in various European projects as WP Leader.

Keynote 6: Javishk Shah, HyET NoCarbon USA Inc. (USA)

Title: Industrial applications and up-scaling of protonic ceramic cells

Javishk Shah is the Chief Technologist at HyET NoCarbon USA Inc. in Golden, Colorado. He received a Ph. D. in chemicalengineering from the University of Tulsa.Thereafter, he joined the Colorado School of Mines, working on fundamental research and scale-up of catalytic membrane reactors for hydrogen and ammonia energy applications. At HyET, his work is focused on the development of high-temperature catalytic membrane reactor systems based on pressure-driven and electrochemical gas separation membranes. His areas of expertise include membrane separation, catalytic membrane reactors, ammonia conversion and plasma catalysis.

Keynote 7: John T.S. Irvine, University of St Andrews

Title: Hydrogen ionic conductors, hydrogen production, CO2 and ammonia conversions

John Irvine FRSE, FRSC has made unique and world-leading contributions to the science of energy materials, especially fuel cell and energy conversion technologies. This research has ranged from detailed fundamental to strategic and applied science and has had major impact across academia, industry and government. Irvine’s science is highly interdisciplinary extending from chemistry and materials through physics, bioenergy, geoscience, engineering, economics and policy.