DOE Webinar April 25: Science Magazine Author Highlights Process to Minimize Platinum in Fuel Cells
April 22, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program is offering a webinar titled "Science Magazine Article Highlight: Moving Towards Near-Zero Platinum Fuel Cells." The webinar will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011, from 12:00–1:00 p.m. Eastern.
The most recent issue of Science Magazine features an article by Dr. Piotr Zelenay of Los Alamos National Laboratory showcasing his work towards near-zero platinum fuel cells. During this webinar, Dr. Zelenay will describe his innovative work using a family of non-precious metal catalysts that approach the performance of platinum-based systems at a cost sustainable for high-power fuel cell applications. Using a new process to make catalysts incorporating iron and cobalt, Dr. Zelenay and his team have achieved oxygen reduction potentials comparable to those delivered by state-of-the-art carbon-supported platinum. This work has been funded by DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Program through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
You can attend the webinar free of charge, but you must register in advance to obtain the URL and password for logging in and the phone number to connect to the audio.
Dr. Zelenay's expertise is in polymer electrolyte fuel cells, electrocatalysis, surface electrochemistry, electrode kinetics, and organic electrosynthesis. Dr. Zelenay has been associated with Materials Physics and Applications Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the last 13 years. He is currently a project/team leader, focusing primarily on fundamental and applied aspects of polymer electrolyte fuel cell science and technology, electrocatalysis, and electrode kinetics.
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