• The 7th International Fuel Cell Workshop 2015

The 7th International Fuel Cell Workshop 2015

"The 7th International Fuel Cell Workshop 2015 – PEFCs: from Basic Science to Application – "
will be held in Kofu, Yamanashi, August 27th and 28th.

The Workshop gathers invited oral presentations by top scientists in the PEFC field from the United States, Europe and Asia, including Japan, and contributed posters.

An exhibition, FCEVs (including driving demo) and FC-related equipment, is under consideration.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Hosted by University of Yamanashi
Supported by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), The Electrochemical Society of Japan (ECSJ), The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Catalysis Society of Japan (CATSJ)
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Program for Leading Graduate Schools of the Ministry of Education (MEXT), Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), The Research Association of Hydrogen Supply/Utilization Technology (HySUT), Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI), The Kofu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Fuel Cell Cutting-Edge Center Technology Research Association (FC-Cubic), Fuel Cell Commercialization Conference of Japan (FCCJ), Fuel Cell Development Information Center (FCDIC), The Yamanashi Academy of Sciences (under negotiation)
Co-organized by D. Jones, H. Gasteiger, T. Schmidt, H. Kim, S. Holdcroft, and H. Uchida


Participants should register using the online registration system, which will be ready soon.
Those who wish to present a poster should also submit a registration form and an abstract for a poster presentation to our office by email to(

* The size of the poster panel is 90 cm (width) x 120 cm (height).
* The MS-Word file is version 2007 (Windows).
* The PDF file can be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software).

Registration fee

Early registration : Technical Program (27,000 JPY) , Banquet (8,000 JPY) : July 24
Regular registration : Technical Program (30,000JPY) , Banquet (8,000 JPY) : August 17
(Registration will close after the maximum of 200 person is reached.)
Poster registration and abstract submission: July 7


Access to the Kofu Fujiya Hotel, where the workshop will be held, can be found at the hotel web site

Date, Location, and Program

1 Date August 27 (Thur.) - 28 (Fri.), 2015
2 Location Kofu Fujiya Hotel: Kofu, Yamanashi
(ca. 2 hours by train from downtown Tokyo, Japan)
3 Registration desk Aug. 26 (Wed.) 14:00 - 18:00
4 Program Aug. 27 (Thur.)
H. Uchida (Address from the Chairman of the Organizing Committee: University of Yamanashi)
S. Shimada (Address from the Host of the Workshop: President of the University of Yamanashi)
T. Hirai (Congratulatory speech: Manager of Industry and Labor Department, Yamanashi Prefecture)
Presiding: H. Gasteiger and M. Uchida
9:20-10:20 (New catalysts)
V. Stamenkovic (Argonne National Lab., USA)
10:20-11:20 (New catalysts - MEA)
J. Zhang (General Motors, USA)
11:20-12:20 (MEA analysis)
J. Stumper (AFCC, Canada)
12:20-13:50 Lunch
Presiding: S. Holdcroft and K.Miyatake
13:50-14:50 (Hydrocarbon proton exchange membrane)
D. Jones (Univ. Montpellier, France)
14:50-15:40 (Fluorine proton exchange membrane)
S. Kinoshita (Asahi Glass Co., Japan)
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
Presiding: J. Inukai and C. Coutanceau
16:00-17:00 (Electrolyte analysis)
A. Z. Weber (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., USA)
17:00-17:50 (Catalysts and MEA in HiPer - FC project)
M. Watanabe (University of Yamanashi)
18:00-20:00 Banquet
Aug. 28 (Fri.) Presiding: H. Kim and A. Iiyama
9:00- 9:50 (FCV)
T. Moriya (Honda R & D Co., Japan)  
9:50-10:40 (Stationary fuel cells)
Y. Nagata (Toshiba Fuel Cell Power Systems, Japan)
10:40-11:40 (Direct FC, Alloy catalysts)
C. Coutanceau (Univ. Poitiers, France)
11:40-12:20 Lunch
Presiding: M. Wakisaka and H. Yano
12:20-14:50 Poster Presentation, Exhibition
(12:20-13:20) Presentation time for odd numbered posters
(13:20-14:20) Presentation time for even numbered posters
【FCV Test Driving】,【FC Exhibition, Demonstration】under consideration
Presiding: A. Z. Weber and D. Jones
14:50-15:50 (Alkaline membranes)
J. Varcoe (Univ. Surrey, UK)
15:50-16:50 (Non-metallic catalysts、Alkaline MEAs)
P. Atanassov (Univ. New Mexico, USA)
16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks
H. Kim (GIGST)


Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Center, University of Yamanashi
6-43 Miyamae-cho, Kofu 400-0021, Japan
IFCW Organizer, Tomio Omata
FAX: +81-55-254-7104
TEL: +81-55-254-7092