University of Surrey Institute of Advanced Studies

University of Surrey


Anion-Exchange Membranes for Energy Generation Technologies

25 July 2013 - 26 July 2013

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The last decade has seen a significant increase in research activity looking at anion-exchange membrane in electrochemical energy technologies. Since 2003, the electrochemical energy materials team in the Department of Chemistry, University of Surrey has been world leading in the study of such membranes in solid alkaline fuel cells. To mark the 10th year of these efforts in Surrey, the University of Surrey is hosting a 2 day workshop to establish a consensus of the state-of-the-art regarding the use of anion-exchange membranes in various electrochemical devices such as fuel cells, redox flow batteries, electrolysers and reverse electrodialysis cells. Select and renowned researchers from around the world [industrial and academic] have been invited to participate as have leading researchers in the UK. The workshop will also look at suitable next steps along with establishing new international collaborations in the field.


The organisers thank the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Grants EP/I004882/1 and EP/H025340/1) and the University of Surrey Institute of Advanced Studies workshop grant scheme for funding. UK participants are funded with thanks to the Research Council UK Energy Programme’s Supergen Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Hub (Grant EP/J016454/1 led by Imperial College London).


Organisers: Dr John Varcoe and Dr Simon Poynton, Department of Chemistry, University of Surrey