John Hu, Ph.D.
Statler Chair Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization
West Virginia University
Title: Catalytic Conversion of Methane to CO2-Free Hydrogen and Value-Added Solid Carbons
Dr. Hu specializes in catalysis and reaction engineering. He has demonstrated strong leadership in both academic research and industrial R&D, leading multi-disciplinary teams while working at PNNL, BP and Koch Industries. Dr. Hu has been undertaking a number of U.S. federally funded projects. While working at Koch Industries, Dr. Hu had led the innovation of natural gas upgrading and second generation biomass conversion, resulting in significant savings in capital investment and operating cost. Dr. Hu has published more than 90 journal articles, conference papers and received 27 US patents, all related to catalysis and reaction engineering.
Pascal Briois, Ph.D.
UBFC-utbm/FEMTO-ST, Energy department of UTBM,
Title: Thin film techonologies for Fuel Cell Applications
Pascal Briois received the Master's degree in science and material engineering from Henri Poincaré University, Nancy, France, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree in science and material engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine, Nancy, France, in 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor at University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard. He is also the Head of the High Efficiency Building division of the Energy department at UTBM and the chair of ITSOFC/SOFC axis of the Fuel Cell Research Federation (FR CNRS) France. His main research areas include characterization and elaboration of SOFC/PCFC, sensors and catalysts by thin technology in particular reactive magnetron sputtering. Since 2002, He is member of the French research group on fuel cell. Since 2018, he is the head of MIcro NAno MAterial and Surface (MINAMAS) team of Micro-Nano Science and Surfaces (MN2S) of FEMTO-ST institute. He is the holder of the French research expertise bonus (PEDR) by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, member of the ElectroChemical Society since 2011.
Paper submission due：
October 25, 2018
November 10, 2018
Due of Registration：
October 12, 2018
November 15-16, 2018