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12th Annual SECA Workshop

12th Annual SECA Workshop

July 26-28, 2011

Table of Contents


Plenary Talks
Moderator: Heathther Quedenfeld

  • Welcome and Introduction
    Heather Quedenfeld, Division Director, Power Systems
    National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Overview of DOE SECA Program
    Shailesh Vora, Technology Manager for Fuel Cells
    National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Distributed Generation - A Utility Perspective
    Ram Sastry, Director – Research & Technology, Customer & Distribution Services
    American Electric Power
  • Critical Materials for SOFC
    Jan Thijssen, President, J. Thijssen, LLC
  • Analysis of SOFC Plant Configurations with CCS 
    Dale Keairns, Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

Industry Teams
Moderator: Travis Shultz

  • Progress in SECA Coal-Based Program
    Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  • SOFC Program Review and Update
    Praveen Narasimhamurthy, UTC Power; and Rick Kerr, Delphi
  • Rolls-Royce Coal-Based SECA Program Update
    Ted Ohrn and Zhien Liu, Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems (US) Inc.
  • SOFC Development at GE Global Research
    Matt Alinger, GE Global Research

Caththode R&D Panel
Moderator: Briggs White

  • Cathode R&D Panel Introduction
    Briggs White, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Performance and Stability of Catalyst-Infiltrated LSCF Cathodes
    Meilin Liu, Georgia Tech
  • Oxygen Exchange in Thin Layers of SOFC Cathode Materials
    Paul Salvador, Carnegie Mellon University
  • In Situ X-Ray Studies of SOFC Cathodes
    Paul Fuoss, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Surface Chemistry, Electronic Structure and Activity of SOFC Cathode Films - Effects of Temperature and Strain
    Bilge Yildiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Oxygen Reduction Kinetics in LSM and LSCF
    Srikanth Gopalan, Boston University
  • Sr Out-Diffusion and Spatially Mapped Co Valence for Operational LSCF Cathodes
    Yves Idzerda, Montana State University
  • Origin and Effects of Strontium Segregation in LSM and LSCF
    Walter Harrison, Stanford University
  • SOFC Cathode Infiltration: Performance Enhancements and Processes of Degradation
    Kirk Gerdes, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Caththode-Interconnectct Contactct
Moderator: Briggs White

  • Development of Cathode – Interconnect Materials for SOFC
    Jeff Stevenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Cathode Contact Material Development
    Lei Cheng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

SOFC Interconnectcts
Moderator: Briggs White

  • Development of SOFC Interconnects and Coatings
    Jeff Stevenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Electrodeposition of SOFC Interconnect Coatings
    Heather McCrabb, Faraday Technology, Inc.
  • Interconnect-Coatings Interactions: Transition Metal Spinel Oxides
    Jeffrey Fergus, Auburn University
  • Oxide Coatings for Metallic SOFC Interconnects
    Neil Kidner, NexTech Materials

Moderator: Joseph Stoffa

  • Viscous SOFC Sealants
    Scott Misture, Alfred University
  • Compliant Glass Seal Development at PNNL
    Matt Chou, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Miscostructual Evolution in Glass Seals for SOFCs
    Edgar Lara-Curzio, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Innovative Self Healing Seals for SOFC
    Nirmal Govindaraju, University of Cincinnati

Moderator: Patcharin Burke

  • SECA Core Modeling and Simulation Activities
    Moe Khaleel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Overview of the Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Multi-Physics Code Project
    Ben Haberman, Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems

Moderator: Patcharin Burke

  • Progress on SOFC Contaminant Study at West Virginia University
    Ismail Celik, West Virginia University
  • Effects of Phosphorus and Arsenic on SOFC Anodes
    Jeff Stevenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Fuel Processing
Moderator: Joseph Stoffa

  • Structured Oxide-Based Reforming Catalyst Development
    Dan Haynes, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Compact Fuel Reformers – kW to MW Scales
    Subir Roychoudhury, Precision Combustion, Inc.

CA Innovative Conceptpts
Moderator: Maria Reidpath

  • Application of a SECA Stack Design into a Heavy Duty Truck APU
    Jim Banna, Delphi
  • Analysis of SOFCs for Air-Independent Applications
    A. Alan Burke, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), and
    Kenneth Poast, National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
  • Status of Direct Coal Conversion
    Thomas Tao, CellTech Power
  • Validation of Novel Planar Cell Design for Megawatt Scale Power Systems
    Michael Day, NexTech Materials, Ltd.


  • Power Generation from Solid Fuels in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  with a Molten Antimony Anode
    John M. Vohs, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Systematic Studies of the Cathode-Electrolyte Interface in SOFC Cathodes Prepared by Infiltration
    John M. Vohs, University of Pennsylvania
  • Characterization of Stack Components for Improved Mechanical Robustness
    Mark E. Walter, Ohio State University
  • Direct Electrochemical Oxidation of Coal in a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
    Felipe Guzman, University of Akron
  • Liquid Tin Anode Fuel Cell Direct Coal Conversion
    Thomas Tao, CellTech Power LLC
  • Distributed Electric Power from Bio-based and Fossil Fuels 
    Michael Petrik and Christopher Milliken, Technology Management, Inc.
  • High Temperature Cathode/Anode Recycle Blowers for Large Megawatt Size SOFC Power Plants 
    Sam Rajendran, R&D Dynamics
  • Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Operating With Concentrated Methanol
    Eugene Smotkin, NuVant Systems
  • High Performance Catalytic Heat Exchanger for SOFC System
    Stephen Jolly, FuelCell Energy Inc.
  • The Use of SECA Stacks in Transportation SOFC Systems
    Rick Kerr, Delphi Automotive Systems
    • Abstract [PDF-9KB]
    • Presentation [PDF-MB]
  • Operational Concept Evaluation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Space Vehicle Applications
    Ken Poast, National Aeronautics & Space Administration (Johnson Space Center)
  • Structured Oxide-based Diesel Reforming Catalyst Development 
    Dan Haynes, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Strategy for Semi-Quantitative Direct Gas Analysis Using GC-ICP/MS
    Kimberly E. Carter, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Time-Dependent Stability of SOFC Activated by Nano-Sized Cathode Electrocatalyst
    Shiwoo Lee, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • The Engineering of Oxygen Transport through a Liquid Metal in a Liquid Metal Anode Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (LMA-SOFC)
    Harry Abernathy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Impact of Trace Hydrocarbons from Coal Syngas on SOFC Anode Long-Term Operation
    Gregory A. Hackett, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Reversible Ageing Behavior of LSM electrodes at Open Circuit 
    Harry O. Finklea, West Virginia University
  • Microstructure And Chemistry Of Ni/YSZ Anode For Cells Operated In H2, Syngas And Syngas Containing PH3 
    Xueyan Song, West Virginia University
  • Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of SOFC Materials  
    Libby Kupp, Pennsylvania State University
  • Microstructural Effects on the Oxygen Exchange Kinetics of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Thin Films  
    Lu Yan, Carnegie Mellon University
  • High Surface Area, Mesoporous Catalysts in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode
    Robin ChaoCarnegie Mellon University
  • Spatial Mapping of Co Valence as a Function of Bias for an LSCF Cathode
    Yves Idzerda, Montana State University
  • A Two Dimension Numerical Model for Identification of Surface Diffusion in Patterned Cathodes of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ 
    Srikanth GopalanBoston University
  • Manganese Oxide Formation in LSM-YSZ Cathodes 
    Hsiang-Jen Wang, Case Western Reserve University
  • Evaluation of Fe and Ni Base Chromia and Alumina Forming Alloys for SOFC –BOP Application 
    Le Ge and Prabhakar Singh, University of Connecticu
  • Characterization of Barium Alkali Silicate Glasses for SOFC Sealing Application
    Edgar Lara-Curzio, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • SOFC-MP – Modeling Tools for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks
    Moe Khaleel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • A Distributed Electrochemistry Modeling Framework for Investigating Factors Affecting the Performance of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
    Kurt P. Recknagle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • In-situ XRD of Anode-Supported SOFC Cathodes
    John Hardy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Development of Ceramic Interconnect Materials
    Jeff Stevenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Optimization of Mn-Co-O Spinel Spray Coatings for SOFC Applications Using the Design of Experiment Method  
    Jung Pyung Choi, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • In situ Synchrotron X-ray Characterization of Potential-dependent Cation Segregation and B-site Surface Oxidation State in Model Thin-film Perovskite Cathodes 
    Hoydoo You, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • The Composition and Structure of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ Thin Film Surfaces 
    Brian Ingram, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • Oxidation Behaviors Studies of Mn1.5Co1.5O4-Coated and Uncoated Low-Chromium Alloys as Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Interconnects (SOFC)  
    Yu Zhao, Auburn University
  • PrxSr1−xMnO3−δ (PSM) and La0.8Sr0.2Mn0.8Co0.2O3−δ(LSMC) Infiltrated LSCF Cathodes for SOFCs   
    Dong Ding, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Electronic Structure, Surface Chemistry, and Oxygen Reduction Activity of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Thin Film Cathodes at Elevated Temperatures
    Wonyoung Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Remedies for Poisonous Effects of Coal Syngas Impurities on SOFC Anodes 
    Ismail Celik, West Virginia University
  • Multi-Dimensional Micro-Scale Model for Oxygen Reduction on LSM-YSZ Cathode 
    Suryan Raju Pakalapati West Virginia University
  • High-Performance (Mn,Co)3O4 Spinel Coating Prepared by Electrophoretic Deposition for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Interconnects 
    Hui Zhang, West Virginia University
  • A Study of H2S and PH3  Effects on Alternative Anodes for  Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
    Phillip Gansor, West Virginia University
  • Electronic Structure Determination of LaxSr1-xMnO3 films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes
    Michael Weir, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Electrodeposited Mn-Co Alloy Coating For SOFC Interconnect  
    Heather McCrabb, Faraday Technologies
  • SOFC Systems Overview
    Praveen Narasimhamurthy, UTC Power
  • Recent Progress in Developing Reliable, Cost Effective Fuel Processors
    Subir Roychoudhury, Precision Combustion, Inc
  • Evaluation of Durable Glass-Magnesium Oxide Sealing Compositions for High Temperature Fuel Cells 
    Niladri Dasgupta, Materials & Systems Research, Inc.
  • Viscous Glass Sealants for SOFC Applications  
    Scott Misture, Alfred University
  • Innovative Self-Healing High-Temperature Seals For Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) 
    Nirmal Govindaraju, University of Cincinnati
  • The Impact of Alloy Chemistry on the Formation of a Silicon-Rich Subscale on Two Classes of Ferritic Steels
    Paul D. Jablonski, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology laboratory

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