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2nd International Conference on Energy Materials and Fuel Cell Research, will be organized around the theme “Generation of Energy Evolution for Sustainable Future”

Energy Materials Conference 2018 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Energy Materials Conference 2018

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In the search for alternative energy sources, we need to make new discoveries in materials science. We need catalysts to convert feedstock’s into fuels, new architectures for better solar cells and materials for advanced energy storage, including lithium batteries. New high-tech materials are key to breakthroughs in biology, the environment, nuclear energy, transportation and national security. Energy Materials is making revolutionary advances in the science of materials discovery and synthesis. Our ultimate goal is to be able to design new materials with useful properties—one atom at a time.

  • Track 1-1Advanced Electronic Materials
  • Track 1-2Advanced Engineering Materials
  • Track 1-3Advanced Functional Materials
  • Track 1-4Energy Technology
  • Track 1-5Advanced Optical Materials
  • Track 1-6Energy Conversion and Storage

Whereas the 19th century was the century of the steam engine and the 20th century was the century of the internal combustion engine, it is likely that the 21st century will be the century of the fuel cell. Full cells are now on the verge of being introduced commercially, revolutionizing the way we presently produce power. Fuel cells can use hydrogen as a fuel, offering the prospect of supplying the world with clean, sustainable electrical power. This Track discusses the history of fuel cells, fuel cells for NASA, alkaline fuel cells for terrestrial applications and PEM fuel cells. Fuel cell applications in transportation, distributed power generation, residential and portable power are discussed. The science of the PEM fuel cell and the direct methanol fuel cell will be discussed.

  • Track 2-1Advances in Fuel Cells
  • Track 2-2Alkaline Fuel Cells
  • Track 2-3Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
  • Track 2-4Fuel Cell Vehicles
  • Track 2-5Space Vehicle Power Plants
  • Track 2-6Distributed Power Generation

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are the most efficient known energy conversion device for producing electricity from a variety of fuels, including renewable biomass, hydrogen, or natural gas, with no pollution-forming emissions. However, their use remains severely limited by high costs, as well as by low durability and reliability. Current projects are aimed at lowering the cost and improving the durability of fuel cells through the use of new materials and processing techniques to produce fuel cells more rapidly using a process that is easily scaleable for mass production. Work is also focused on understanding the electrochemical performance and degradation behaviour of SOFCs, in order to develop strategies to increase their durability.

  • Track 3-1Catalysts for Fuel Cells
  • Track 3-2Fuel Cell Modelling, Analysis and Simulation
  • Track 3-3Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Development
  • Track 3-4Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development
  • Track 3-5Fuel Cell Fuels Production and Storage

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and a promising solution to the world's oil dependence. Hydrogen has many applications in the energy market. First, because of hydrogen's combustive nature, it can be used directly in an internal combustion engine, replacing the need for automotive gasoline. Second, it can be stored in fuel cells to create electricity, providing another power source for a vehicle. They are also used to power and heat buildings. Third, it can replace natural gas in its application to heating and cooling homes. In addition, it could also be used to turn the turbines that bring electricity to homes. With applications in distributed generation and electric vehicles, the hydrogen economy is a revolutionary new field that has the potential to change how we live.

  • Track 4-1Hydrogen Energy Production and Storage
  • Track 4-2Hydrogen Storage in Single and Multicomponent System
  • Track 4-3Hydrogen Storage in Nanoconfined System
  • Track 4-4The Future of Hydrogen Economy
  • Track 4-5Worldwide Impact of Developing this Technology

The comparatively recent shift toward exploitation nano technology with regard to the capture, transfer, and storage of energy has positive economic impacts on society. The management of materials that nano technology offers to scientists and engineers is one amongst the vital aspects of nano technology. Nano technology in energy materials is exhibiting raised potency of lighting and heating, increased electrical storage capability, and a decrease in the quantity of pollution from the utilization of energy.  Advantages like these build the investment of capital in R&D of nano technology a prime priority.

  • Track 5-1Nanomaterials and their Application
  • Track 5-2Nanocharacterization
  • Track 5-3Nanomaterials Applied in Solar Cells
  • Track 5-4Sustainable Energy Application: Fuel Cells
  • Track 5-5Porous Materials to Store Clear Energy Gases
  • Track 5-6Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Track 5-7Nanosafety: Exposure, Measurement, and Toxicology

We thought long and hard over advances in materials science over the last 50 years. We sought the advice of our editorial advisory panel and asked leaders in the field to add their own contributions. We hope the results are interesting and thought-provoking. In making the final selection, we have tried to focus on the advances that have either changed our lives or are in the process of changing them. Should an advance alter all our daily lives, or does fundamentally changing the research arena count? What about discoveries that can be clearly attributed to a certain date and investigator, or those developments that have come about incrementally through the efforts of many? Where does materials science stop and electronics, physics, or chemistry begin?

  • Track 6-1International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS)
  • Track 6-2Soft Lithography
  • Track 6-3Carbon Nanotubes
  • Track 6-4Materials for Li ion Batteries
  • Track 6-5Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics
  • Track 6-6National Nanotechnology Initiative
  • Track 6-7Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs
  • Track 6-8Giant Magneto-resistive Effect
  • Track 6-9Scanning Probe Microscopes
  • Track 6-10Metamaterials

With the advent of more stringent regulations related to emissions, fuel economy, and global warming, as well as energy resource constraints, electric, hybrid, and fuel-cell vehicles have attracted increasing attention from vehicle constructors, governments, and consumers. Research and development efforts have focused on developing advanced powertrains and efficient energy systems. This Track reviews the state of the art for electric, hybrid, and fuel-cell vehicles, with a focus on architectures and modeling for energy management. Although classic modeling approaches have often been used, new systemic approaches that allow better understanding of the interaction between the numerous subsystems have recently been introduced.

  • Track 7-1Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Track 7-2Battery Powered Vehicles
  • Track 7-3Mechanical Power Transmission
  • Track 7-4Hydrogen Electric Vehicles
  • Track 7-5Power System Modeling
  • Track 7-6Energy Management & Fuel Economy

This track aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing as well as creating favorable atmosphere for collaboration initiations in the field of Green Energy Materials. The broad scope brings together a wide range of research areas including Synthesis, Characterization, Modifications/functionalization and applications of Green Energy materials as well as Materials for energy saving and sustainability.

  • Track 8-1Nanotechnology for Water, Air and Soil Protection
  • Track 8-2Nanomaterial’s and Photocatalytic Nanoparticles for Water and Air Detoxification
  • Track 8-3Nanomaterial’s and Nanostructures for Storage, Gas sorption and Sensing
  • Track 8-4Materials for Energy Saving and Sustainability
  • Track 8-5Applications of Functional Energy Materials

This track intents to eventually cover the main aspects of the science of energy materials and devices that are paving the road towards the highly effectual, stable organic and organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells necessary for mass production; Contributions concerning materials synthesis, photophysics, device physics, modeling and any related issues will be discussed. It aims to provide an interdisciplinary global opportunity for researchers, educators, technocrats, students, engineers and industry to present their latest research results, innovations, products and activities.

  • Track 9-1Hybrid Solar Cells
  • Track 9-2Organic-Inorganic Solar Cells
  • Track 9-3Photo-electrochemical Solar Energy Conversion
  • Track 9-4Solar Thermal Materials
  • Track 9-5Photovoltaic
  • Track 9-6Advanced Silicon Solar Cells
  • Track 9-7New Cell Designs and Concepts
  • Track 9-8Alternative Solar Related Technologies

World-renowned researchers are working in overdrive to develop advanced energy storage technologies to aid the growth of the U.S. battery manufacturing industry, transition the U.S. automotive fleet to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, and enable greater use of renewable energy. We are building upon our historical leadership in battery research to create a broad platform for demonstrating the development program centered on advanced energy storage materials and systems for both mobile and stationary applications.

  • Track 10-1Battery Technologies
  • Track 10-2Thermal Storage Materials
  • Track 10-3Phase Change Materials
  • Track 10-4Capacitors (Super, Ultra, Pulsed Power)
  • Track 10-5Smart grid & Semiconductor Materials
  • Track 10-6Rechargeable Technologies

This Track aims to be a unique platform for leading scientists, researchers, scholars and engineers from academia, R&D laboratories and industry around the world to exchange, share and learn the most recent advancement on various aspects related to fabrication, characteristics and application of grapheme and 2D materials.

  • Track 11-1Graphene and 2D Materials for Energy Storage and Application
  • Track 11-2Application of Graphene Batteries
  • Track 11-3Graphene Composites
  • Track 11-4Graphene Materials
  • Track 11-5Performance of Graphene Based Electrodes
  • Track 11-6Application of Graphene Solar Cells and Supercapacitors

The demand for fuel cells is being driven by an increasing awareness and demand for zero emission energy sources. The global fuel cell market is segmented firstly on the basis of its applications such as portable, transportation, and stationary applications. Secondly, it is segmented on the basis of technology such as Polymer/Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell, Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, and Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell, among others. Lastly, the market is segmented on the basis of geography such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Each region has been analyzed with respect to its market trends, growth, and future prospective of the fuel cell market. The data has been analyzed during the period 2012 to 2019. The global fuel cell market size is estimated to reach $5.20 billion, by 2019. The unit shipments of fuel cells are expected to increase from 62,197 units in 2013, to 214,369 by 2019.

  • Track 12-1Fuel Cell Commercialization

Functional bio nano materials like carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, fullerenes, soft, polymeric nanoparticles, metal organic nano materials, self-assembled and supramolecular nanostructures, and their derivatives have distinctive physico-chemical properties like catalytic, dielectric, optical and mechanical. Applications are sensors, drug delivery, proteomics and biomolecular electronics. Especially, their biological applications have furthered elementary understanding of bio molecular systems like vesicles, viruses and cells, stimulated design of nano materials with biological functions. The last ones are ordinarily referred to as bioinspired nanomaterials or biomimetic.

  • Track 13-1Biomaterials Surfaces
  • Track 13-2Bioengineering
  • Track 13-3Bio-inorganic Nanomaterials
  • Track 13-4Biomimetic Materials
  • Track 13-5Surface Coating and Modification
  • Track 13-6Nanoscale Surface Modification

Materials are characterized into mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical and magnetic properties. Materials that exhibit special and unique optical and magnetic effects are utilized in various industries and in fundamental and pure research. The near future holds breakthrough dimensions in optics and photonics fields. Take the example of semiconductors recently; The applications of semiconductors in energy saving systems embrace superior sensible grid, electrical power transmission, transformers, power storage devices, fault current limiters, etc.. Replacing vehicle chassis with lighter weight materials by increasing strength to weight ratio is being researched.

  • Track 14-1Imaging, Microscopy and Adaptive Optics
  • Track 14-2Photonics
  • Track 14-3Optical Nanomaterials for Photonics/Biophotonics
  • Track 14-4Engineering Applications of Spectroscopy
  • Track 14-5Lasers in Medical and Biology
  • Track 14-6Advances in Dielectric Materials and Electronic Devices
  • Track 14-7Laser Beam Delivery and Diagnostics
  • Track 14-8Advanced Spintronics Materials

Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) have the potential to significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil and lower harmful emissions that contribute to climate change. FCVs run on hydrogen gas rather than gasoline and emit no harmful tailpipe emissions. Several challenges must be overcome for them to be competitive with conventional vehicles, but their potential benefits are substantial.

Stationary fuel cells are now emerging as a true alternative to combustion heat engines for the production of electrical power and the co-generation of a thermal product. This is happening at a time of great change in the thinking about the generation of power with new products at the point of use offering the promise of reliability, power quality, lower operating costs, remarkably higher system efficiency, and the production and utilization of direct current. These stationary fuel cells take advantage of heat that would otherwise be wasted and also run very quietly and emit virtually no pollutants.