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The PSU International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) Symposium: Hydrogen and Hydrogen-Related Advancements will take place on April 17th, 2010. All graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend this event. Below is the schedule for the day. Registration is free, but required to attend.Students, indicate if you wish to present a poster during the poster session. Awards will be given at the end of the day.

Friday, April 16, 2010

3:00-6:00 PM: Check into hotel1

4:30-6:00 PM: Students set up posters in Business Building Atrium2

1 See for group rate information
Each student should provide poster board. PSU will provide easel only.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

8:00AM: Coffee and bagels in Business Building Atrium

Session I:     Student Poster Session and Evaluation, Business Building Atrium

8:00-9:00 AM student poster presentations and evaluation

Session II:    Hydrogen Economy, Infrastructure and Automotive Application,
Room 110 Business Building

9:00-9:10 AM: Matthew Mench, VP for Development of IAHE and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, Opening Remarks

9:10-10:05 AM: T. Nejat Veziroglu, President, International Association for Hydrogen Energy, “The Vision and Need for a Hydrogen Economy”

10:05-11:00 AM: Bruce Luff, Hydrogen Energy Systems, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., “Implementation of the Hydrogen Economy: It’s not a Problem”

11:00 AM: 10-minute break (coffee and juices available)

11:10-12:05 PM: Jon Owejan, Senior Research Engineer, General Motors, “Fuel Cell Systems and Research Needs for Automotive Applications”

12:05 PM: Michael Manahan, PSU IAHE Vice President, Morning Session Remarks

Lunch, Business Building Atrium

12:05-1:00 PM: Lunch and final poster evaluation

Session III:  Mobile and Stationary Fuel Cell Applications, and Biological Hydrogen Sources, Room 110 Business Building

1:00-1:55 PM: James Cross, Vice President, Technology and Product Development, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc., “Fuel Cell Systems and Research Needs for Stationary and Non-Automotive Mobile Applications”

1:55-2:50 PM: J. J. Kowal, US Army CERDEC Fuel Cell Technology Team, “Fuel Cell Systems and Research Needs for Military Applications”

2:50-3:45 PM: John Regan, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, “Biological Hydrogen Production and Research Directions”

3:45-4:00 PM: A.K. Srouji, PSU IAHE President, student poster awards and closing remarks

Session IV: Fuel Cell Vehicle Ride-and-Drive and Lab Tours, Reber Building (Optional)

4:00-6:00 PM: General Motors presents two fuel cell vehicles for symposium participant ride-and-drive3

4:00-6:00 PM: Lab tours of the Penn State Fuel Cell Dynamics and Diagnostics Labs, H2 Energy Center, and other labs

3 Must show valid US or international driver’s license and sign waiver



An online submission form should be completed by April 12, 2010.  Students should indicate if they will be presenting a poster or only attending the conference.  Registration is free, but required for attendance.


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