The program of the IFCW 2018 has been revised

August 09, 2018

Due to inevitable reasons the program has been revised.

“The 8th International Fuel Cell Workshop 2018 – PEFCs: from Basic Science to Application – “will be held in Kofu, Yamanashi, August 23rd and 24th.
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.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Hosted by University of Yamanashi
Supported by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), Yamanashi Prefecture, 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) , Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), The Association of Hydrogen Supply and Utilization Technology (HySUT), Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI), Fuel Cell Commercialization Conference of Japan (FCCJ), Fuel Cell Development Information Center (FCDIC), The Yamanashi Academy of Sciences (under negotiation)
Organizer H. Gasteiger, A. Kucernak, K. Hasuck, S. Holdcroft, H. Uchida


The registration for the IFCW 2018 is now open. → Registration

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 (26,000 JPY) , Banquet (8,000 JPY) : July 20
Regular registration : Technical Program (29,000JPY) , Banquet (8,000 JPY) : August 10
(Registration will close after the maximum of 200 person is reached.)
Poster registration and abstract submission: July 6


address: 1-1-17 Marunouchi, Kofu, Yamanashi 400-0031 Japan
(3 minutes on foot from Kofu station on JR Chuo Line)
telephone: +81-55-254-1000
Access to THE BELLCLASSIC KOFU can be found at the web site

8th IFCW2018 Program

Aug. 23 (Thur.) 9:00-9:15 Address from the Chairman of the Organizing Committee
 H. Uchida (University of Yamanashi)
Address from the Host of the Workshop
 M. Hayakawa (Vice President of the University of Yamanashi)
Congratulatory Speech
 H. Sano (Manager of Industry and Labor Department, Yamanashi Prefecture)
Chairs: H. Kim and M. Uchida
9:15-10:15 “Recent Advances in Pt Core-Shell Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction”
K. Sasaki (Brookhaven NL., USA)
10:15-11:05 “Recent Fuel Cell Catalyst Development at TKK”
M. Ishida (Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, Japan)
11:05-11:20 Break
11:20-12:20 “Recent Progress on Improving the Performance of Nanofiber Electrodes in Hydrogen/Air Fuel Cells”
P. N. Pintauro (Vanderbilt Univ. USA)
12:20-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 “Research and Development of Electrocatalysts and Polymer Electrolytes for Superlative, Stable, and Scalable Performance Fuel Cell”
A. Iiyama (Univ. Yamanashi, Japan)
Chairs: S. Holdcroft and K. Miyatake
15:00-16:00 “Towards Hydroxide Ion-Conducting Polymers That Are Stable in Hot Caustic Solutions”
S. Holdcroft (Simon Fraser Univ., Canada)
16:00-16:15 Break
16:15-17:05 “Development of Perfluorinated Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells at AGC”
A. Watakabe (Asahi Glass Co. Ltd, Japan)
17:20-19:20 Banquet
Aug.24 (Fri.) Chairs: A. R. Kucernak and A. Iiyama
9:00-10:00 “Exploring Cation Transport Impact on PEMFC Performance and Durability by Experiments and Modeling”
W. Gu (General Motors, USA)
10:00-10:50 “Fuel Cell Vehicle Development in TOYOTA”
T. Suzuki (Toyota Motors, Japan)
10:50-11:40 “Panasonic’s Challenge for Popularization of Ene-Farm and Hydrogen Society”
Y. Tsuji (Panasonic, Japan)
11:40-12:50 Lunch
12:50-13:40 Poster Presentation
Obligation time for odd numbered posters Lunch
13:40-14:30 Poster Presentation
Obligation time for even numbered posters
14:30-14:40 Break
Chairs: P. N. Pintauro and K. Kakinuma
14:40-15:40 “The Effect of Surface Sites and Spectator Species on the Electrocatalysis of the Oxygen Reduction and Hydrogen Oxidation Reactions Probed Using a Nearly Mass Transport Free Electrode Structure”
A. R. Kucernak (Imperial College London, UK)
15:40-16:40 “Oxygen Reduction Activity of Group 4 and 5 Oxide-Based Compounds as Non-Platinum Cathode for PEFCs”
A. Ishihara (Yokohama National Univ., Japan)
16:40-16:50 Closing Remarks
S. Holdcroft (Simon Fraser Univ., Canada)

Registration desk will open;

August 22 : 17:00~18:00
August 23 : 8:00~
August 24 : 8:00~


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