13th EUROPEAN SOFC & SOE FORUM 
3– 6 July 2018KKL, Lucerne (Switzerland)
22nd
 Conference in Series

Chairs of the Conference:
     Prof. Ellen Ivers-Tiffée
     Dr. André Weber

        Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Conference Language: English


The three day technical conference will feature parallel lectures of invited and contributed papers and posters. Care will be taken by the Chairs and the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to ensure that all presentations are of a high quality. The technical programme will range from fundamental science and new materials, through cell, stack, and system development, to the latest results from commercial deployment.

The 2018 MOTTO is: Progress in Solid Oxide Technologies – From Fundamentals to Systems. Please find here summarized the TOPICS called.
The Call for Papers, Final Announcement, Conference Documents and Up-Dates, Proceedings etc. will be published  on www.EFCF.com, www.EFCF.com/Download and www.EFCF.com/Library as soon as they are available.
  

Prof. Ellen Ivers-Tiffée holds the chair of materials for electrical and electronic engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. After obtaining her PhD in materials science at Erlangen university (Germany) in 1980, she worked at Siemens AG, Corporate Research and Technology, Munich (Germany), where she headed several European SOFC research projects. In 1996, she became a full professor at Universität Karlsruhe (TH) (now KIT) and has since been head of the Institute of Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Her research on functional ceramics for the energy sector (namely fuel cells, batteries and gas permeation membranes) focuses on the characterization of electrical & electrochemical reactions and transport processes and on methods of model-based materials development.
Ellen Ivers-Tiffée is a member of both prestigious German national science academies, Leopoldina and acatech. She is a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), a Fellow of the School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Japan), and has recently been elected a member of the senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG). She has served the European Fuel Cell Forum for more than a decade as a member of the International Board of
Advisors and was awarded the Christian-Friedrich-Schönbein medal in gold (2014). She holds eleven patents, has published more than 350 peer-reviewed journal papers & conference proceedings and has authored seven book chapters on SOFC topics & impedance spectroscopy.
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Dr. André Weber is a senior researcher (Akademischer Oberrat) at the Institute for Applied Materials (IAM-WET) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, where he heads both the fuel cell and battery research groups. In addition, he acts as scientific manager of the “Fuel Cell Test Laboratory“ since 2002, a joint lab of KIT and the European Institute for Energy Research (EIfER), designated for the testing of fuel cell systems. After studying electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen university and a stay at Siemens Central Research, Munich (Germany), where he became acquainted with Ellen Ivers-Tiffée, he obtained his PhD at Universität Karlsruhe (TH), now KIT, in 2002. During this time he was strongly involved in the establishment of the SOFC group at IAM-WET, he has collaborated with many groups in numerous national, European and international research projects since 2000.
His research is related to the electrical testing and modeling of fuel cells and batteries, with a special emphasis on the detailed characterization by means of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The experimental and theoretical work of his research groups ranges from fundamental studies on model systems to the analysis of commercial products, aiming at an understanding of the complex coupling of electrochemical reactions and transport mechanisms in electrochemical devices. André Weber has authored or co-authored several book.
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