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April 3rd – 5th, 2024 Caixa Forum Palma de Mallorca

The European projects HarveStore,  EpiStore, HyP3D and 24/7 ZEN announce the 4th edition of the “The Power of Interfaces” workshop, which will take place on 3rd – 5th April 2024.

Following the last successful meeting, where we hosted more than 80 participants, the workshop will be held in-person at the Caixa Forum of Palma de Mallorca (Spain), where we will discuss the latest advances in:

  • New materials for energy;
  • Solid-state devices for energy storage and conversion;
  • Advanced manufacturing;
  • Advanced characterization techniques;
  • Modelling;
  • Micro and nanotechnologies for energy devices.

The workshop will comprise of invited, keynote, contributed talks and posters. The event will be preceded by an international spring school covering aspects from fundamentals of materials to devices and systems. The spring school will take place on April the 3rd in the same venue and will be co-organized by EpiStore, HarveStore, HyP3D and 24/7 ZEN.

Register here

Limited places available! Deadline Feb. 15th 2024

The workshop registration fee is 100 EUR and includes participation to spring school.

Participation to the spring school fee is 100 euros in case you are not participating to the workshop.

You can download the abstract template here

The workshop will host different invited experts from international renewed institutions:

  • Dr. Daniel Mira, leading researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain
    “HPC framework for multi-physics simulations of solid oxide cells”
  • Dr. Alexander Schmidt, researcher at TU Wien, Austria
    “High temperature energy Harvesting and Storage with mixed conducting perovskites”
  • Dr. Alessandra Sanson, director of CNR Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (CNR-ISTEC), Italy
    “Key issues in the innovative manufacturing processes for SOC”
  • Prof. Federico Smeacetto, professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy;
  • Dr.-Ing. Miriam Botros, group leader at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    “Complex Materials for Energy Applications”
  • Dr. Jan Pieter Ouweltjes, senior research scientist at SOLYDERA, Italy;
    “r-SOC system for Power-to-Power applications”
  • Dr. Carlos Escudero, beamline scientist at ALBA Synchrotron, Spain (TBC);
  • Dr.-Ing. Mihails Kusnezoff, head of the department of Materials and Components at Fraunhofer-IKTS, Germany
    “Solid Oxide Cell stack performance and durability in electrolysis, co-electrolysis and reversible operation”
  • Prof. Nini Pryds, professor at DTU, Denmark 
  • Dr. Katherine Develos, Chief Senior Researcher at AIST, Tsukuba, Japan
    “Probing oxide ion transport and degradation behavior at interfaces via SIMS and other techniques”
  • Prof. Kulbir Ghuman, professor at INRS, Canada
    “Understanding Ion Diffusion through Grain Boundaries in Ceramics: A Focus on Lithium Lanthanum Titanate and Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia”
  • Prof. Tatsumi Ishihara, professor at National University Corporation Kyushu University, Japan
    “Interface as active site for oxygen dissociation on Co3O4   air electrode”
  • Dr. Ainara Aguadero, tenure scientist at CSIC, SPAIN
  • Dr. Nicoleta Muresan, Technology Leader at Johnson Matthey, UK
    “Latest Advancements in Johnson Matthey’s Electrolyzer Technology”

The spring school will be held the 3rd of April and will cover the following topics:

Dr. Federico Biautti: Defect chemistry/SOFC SOEC thermodynamics;

Dr. Monica Burriel: CVD techniques for thin film oxides;

Dr. Lucile Bernadet: Introduction to high pressure SOEC;

Dr. Xiufu Sun: Solid oxide cells – testing and operation strategies;

Dr. Stephane Schweizer: Innovate, Create, Produce: The Rise of Ceramic 3D Printing in Meeting Industry Demands;

Dr. Kyriakos Panopoulos: SOFC/SOEC systems;

For further info, please contact the organizers Kosova Kreka (kkreka@irec.cat), Gianfranco Sabato (gsabato@irec.cat)