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Challenges in the Road Map for Adoption of Fuel Cell and Electric Vehicles

Speaker: Professor Gerardine G. Botte, Editor in Chief, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
When: 13:00, March 16, 2011 ~ 14:30, March 16, 2011
Where: Conference Room F310, School of Mechanical Engineering, Minhang Campus

The increase in oil demands, the scarcity of energy sources, and the environmental challenges associated with green house emissions have driven the attention for the search to alternatives that reduce all these problems in automobile technologies. Two different alternatives are currently being considered: Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs) and Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). Significant challenges are present in both alternatives.

In the first part of this lecture, the challenges and opportunities in FCVs and PHEVs will be discussed. Areas of fundamental and applied research required for the adoption of these technologies will be presented.

In the second part of this lecture the speaker will discuss the basic aspects (the "abc") that need to be covered when submitting a paper to a peer-reviewed journal. Emphasis will be placed within the scope of the Journal of Applied Electrochemistry.

Invited by: Associate Professor Sui Sheng

Speaker biography:

Gerardine G. Botte, PhD

Russ Professor

Director Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research

Ohio University, USA

Editor in Chief, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2000.
M.E. Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 1998.
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela 1993.

Dr. Botte's Electrochemical Engineering Research Laboratory performs fundamental and applied research to develop fuel cell and battery technology. Current projects include investigating how coal and ammonia can be used as hydrogen sources to power fuel cells. Her students model, design, construct, and test novel electrochemical technologies.