PBFC-2 2nd International Conference on Polymer Batteries and Fuel Cells - Las Vegas, Nevada

June 12 - June 17, 2005



PBFC2_FC - Second International Conference on Polymer Batteries and Fuel Cells (Fuel Cells)


Monday, June 13, 2005

Royale 7, Royale Pavillion

Co-Chairs: J.E. McGrath
TimeAbs#Title and Authors
08:00 173 Keynote Address- Nano-structures of Polymer Membranes and Water Control in Self-Humidifying Membranes for PEMFCs P. Stonehart (Stonehart Associates, Inc.)
09:00 174 Self-Assembled Organic/Inorganic Hybrids as Membrane Materials K. A. Mauritz, R. Storey and J. Kopchick (University of Southern Mississippi)
09:30 175 Proton Polymer Electrolytes B. YabariMohammad (Azad University of Qom Branch) and T. Safari (Azad University)
10:00 Intermission (30 Minutes)
10:30 176 Applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to Transport Studies of Fuel Cell Membranes and SEI Characterization in Li Ion Batteries S. G. Greenbaum (Hunter College of CUNY)
11:00 177 Proton Conductive Poly(arylene ether) Ionomers for High Temperature PEFCs K. Miyatake, Y. Chikashige, Y. Chikyu and M. Watanabe (University of Yamanashi)
11:30 178 In-situ Observation of Distribution and Real Time Dynamics of Water in a Fuel Cell PEM Upon Working V. Rossi-Albertini (CNR), B. Paci (ISM-CNR), F. Nobili, R. Marassi (Universita di Camerino), M. Navarra, S. Panero (University of Rome, La Sapienza) and M. Di Michiel (ESRF)

Royale 7, ,Royale Pavillion

Co-Chairs: K. Mauritz
TimeAbs#Title and Authors
14:00 179 Sulfonated Diels-Alder Polyphenylenes: Physical Properties and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Performance C. J. Cornelius, C. Fujimoto and M. A. Hickner (Sandia National Laboratories)
14:30 180 Advanced Materials for Proton Exchange Membranes J. E. McGrath (Virgina Tech)
15:00 181 Supramolecular Rigid-Rod Polymers as Ionically Conducting Membranes H. A. Every, E. Mendes and S. Picken (Delft University of Technology)
15:30 182 Proton Conducting Plasma-Polymerized Membranes N. Ponath, D. Gruber and J. Mueller (Hamburg University of Technology)
16:00 183 The Use of Heteropoly Acids in Composite Membranes for Elevated Temperature or Low Humidity PEM Fuel Cell Operation A. Herring (CSM), J. Turner (NREL), S. Dec (CSM), J. Malers (CSM/NREL), F. Meng, J. Horan and N. Aieta (CSM)

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Royale 7, Royale Pavillion

Co-Chairs: S. Greenbaum
TimeAbs#Title and Authors
08:30 184 A Fundamental Approach Towards the Non-precious Metal Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in PEM Fuel Cells S. Campbell (Ballard Power Systems), D. Susac, P. Wong, L. Zhu, A. Sode, M. Teo, D. Bizzotto, K. Mitchell and R. Parsons (University of British Columbia)
09:00 185 PEM Electrocatalyst Durability Measurements R. Borup (Los Alamos National Lab), F. Garzon (Los Alamos National Laboratory), D. Wood, J. Davey (Los Alamos National Lab) and E. Brosha (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
09:30 186 Polymers for the Systematic Study of Proton Conducting Membranes S. Holdcroft (Simon Fraser University), K. Shi (National Research Council of Canada) and Y. Yang (Simon Fraser University)
10:00 Intermission (30 Minutes)
10:30 187 Novel Design Methodology for Fuel Cell MEAs using a Nano-scale Modeling T. Yamaguchi (The University of Tokyo), Y. Nishiyama (University of Tokyo), A. Yamauchi and H. Zhou (The University of Tokyo)
11:00 188 Polymer Electrolyte Development at NASA Glenn M. B. Meador (NASA Glenn Research Center), W. Bennett (QSS Group at NASA Glenn), D. Tigelaar (Ohio Aerospace Institute) and J. Kinder (NASA Glenn)
11:30 189 Mechanical Property Measurments of PFSA Membranes at Elevated Temperatures and Humidities M. A. Yandrasits (3M)
Co-Chairs: S. Holdcroft
TimeAbs#Title and Authors
14:00 190 Internal Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell/Supercapacitor Hybrid Power Systems C. Wang and S. D'Souza (Tennessee Tech University)
14:30 191 Proton-Conducting Polymeric Electrolytes for Electrochemical Capacitors M. Morita, N. Ohsumi, N. Yoshimoto and M. Egashira (Yamaguchi University)
15:00 192 Alkaline Fuel Cells Using Anion-Exchange-Membrane Z. Ogumi, K. Matsuoka, T. Abe and Y. Iriyama (Kyoto University)
15:30 Intermission (30 Minutes)
16:00 193 Engineering Effective Bioelectrocatalysis Electrodes for Power Generation B. Liaw, M. J. Cooney (University of Hawaii at Manoa), F. Quinlan, V. Svoboda and N. Maynard (University of Hawaii)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Royale 7, Royale Pavillion

Co-Chairs: M.A. Meador
TimeAbs#Title and Authors
08:30 194 A NMR Spectroscopic Study of Water and Methanol Transport Properties in DMFC Composite Membranes V. Baglio, A. Arico (CNR-ITAE), V. Antonucci (ITAE-CNR), I. Nicotera, C. Oliviero, L. Coppola (Università della Calabria) and P. Antonucci (Universita Reggio Calabria)
09:00 195 Kinetics Study of Methanol Oxidation Reaction (MOR) in Carbon Dioxide Poisoned Alkaline Fuel Cells A. Tewari, V. Sambhy and M. Macdonald (Pennsylvania State University)
09:30 196 Hybridization of Micro Fuel Cells and Rechargeable Batteries for Consumer Electronics Applications S. Gottesfeld (MTI Microfuel Cells)
10:00 Intermission (30 Minutes)
10:30 197 Hydrogels in Fuel Cartridge Used as a Diffusion-Rate-Controlling Agent Suppressing the Methanol Crossover in Passively Operated Flat-Pack Type DMFC System C. Chung, W. Kim, H. Choi, Y. Lee, J. Nam and S. Cho (Sungkyunkwan University)
11:00 198 A Microfabricated PEMFC With Low Catalyst Loading Prepared by Sputter Deposition D. Gruber, N. Ponath and J. Mueller (Hamburg University of Technology)
11:30 199 The Performance and Durability of PtCo/C Alloy Catalysts in PEMFCs S. Kocha, F. Wagner and H. Gasteiger (General Motors Fuel Cell Activities)

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Royale 7, Royale Pavillion

Co-Chairs: A. Herring
TimeAbs#Title and Authors
08:30 200 Instability of Pt/C Electrocatalysts in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: A Mechanistic Investigation Y. Shao-Horn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), P. Ferreira (MIT and the University of Texas, Austin) and G. la O' (MIT)
09:00 201 Utilization of Pt-(Ru) Catalysts in MEA for Fuel Cell Application by Hot-Embossing and Breathing Process of Proton-Exchange Membrane C. Chung, K. Yu and W. Kim (Sungkyunkwan University)
09:30 202 Supporting Materials for Enhanced Electrode Performance in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Y. Sung (Seoul National University)
10:00 Intermission (30 Minutes)
10:30 203 A Simple Semi-Analytic Method for Analyzing Fuel Cell Polarization Curves J. X. Wang (Brookhaven National Lab), F. Uribe (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and R. Adzic (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
11:00 204 A New & Comprehensive Algorithm for Optimum Design & Macro Model Development in PEMFC with Complementary Approach of Exergy & Cost Considerations H. Ghadamian (Azad University) and S. Seyedi Namini (MEI Co.)
11:30 205 Proton Transfer Salts: A New Class of Solvent-free, Ivolatile, Fuel Cell Electrolytes D. Gervasio, J. Belieres, C. Angell (Arizona State University), H. Markusson (Chalmers University of Technology) and W. Xu (Ferro Corporation)

Royale 7, Royale Pavillion

Co-Chairs: J.E. McGrath
TimeAbs#Title and Authors
14:00 206 A Comparative Study on Polyaniline Modified Cathodes in PEMFC H. Gharibi, M. Zhiani (Tarbiat Modarres University), A. Entezami (Tabriz University), R. Abdullah Mirzaiea, M. Khairmand and K. Kakaei (Tarbiat Modarres University)
14:30 207 Proton Conducting Membranes from Nafion Blends and Composites R. Wycisk, J. Lin, J. Lee and P. Pintauro (Case Western Reserve University)
15:00 208 Key Phenomena in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells- Liquid Water Transport M. A. Hickner (Sandia National Laboratories)
15:30 Intermission (30 Minutes)
16:00 209 Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Performance of Alternative Membranes Under Optimizing Conditions Y. S. Kim and B. Pivovar (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
16:30 210 Multifunctional Battery and Fuel Cell Composite Structures for U.S. Army Applications J. F. Snyder, R. Carter, J. South, M. Hagon, D. DeSchepper and E. Wetzel (U.S. Army Research Laboratory)