SOFC-XV: A Community of Researchers

SOFC-XVThe 15th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XV) is set to take place in Hollywood, FL, July 23-27, 2017.

This symposium will bring together scientists, engineers, and researchers from academia, industry, and government laboratories to share results and discuss issues related to solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers.

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SOFC got its roots in 1989 when Subhash Singhal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Battelle Fellow, initiated the symposium. After 28 years, Singhal is taking the conference back to its birthplace, drawing scientists and engineers from around across the globe.

“We have formed a world-wide community of solid oxide fuel cell researchers,” Singhal says. “Before this symposium, people were scattered among different professional societies and different scientific disciplines. This conference has been instrumental in bringing everyone together.”

But that world-wide community wasn’t formed overnight. At the first SOFC in 1989, only 31 papers were presented. Now, the upcoming SOFC-XV will showcase around 400 papers, focusing on various areas of solid oxide fuel cell research, including materials, cell and stack designs, and power plant design.

Not only does SOFC attract some of the top researchers in the field, it provides attendees an opportunity to network and leverage the brainpower of researchers across the board, from industry to academia and everything in between.

“SOFC-XV will bring out materials scientists, chemical engineers, electrochemists, chemical engineers, and even economists,” Singhal says. “The symposium has a variety of people who interact with each other, and that’s how technology gets commercialized.”

Early bird registration and hotel reservations end June 30, 2017. Register and book your hotel today!

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