The 2016 International Hydrogen Conference, presented by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will take place September 11-14 at the Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
The conference examines an incredible range of hydrogen-materials interactions. One of the conference’s sponsoring organizations is the International Institute for Carbon Neutral Energy Research (I2
CNER), which is directed by Professor Petros Sofronis
of UIUC’s Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. Sofronis and Dr. Brian Somerday of the Soutwest Research Institute are the co-chairs of the conference. MechSE's Jessica Dalhaus
is the event organizer and primary point of contact.
In addition to I2CNER, Toyota and the American Society of Mechanical Engineergs (ASME) are also sponsors.
The International Hydrogen Conferences have been the premier topical meetings on hydrogen effects in materials, as demonstrated by past attendance, and extensive citations of the conference proceedings in technical literature. The continuation of this conference series is proving to be quite timely, since interest in developing hydrogen as a fuel is casting more attention on hydrogen-materials interactions. The 2016 International Hydrogen Conference will continue the trend of past meetings, where hydrogen effects on mechanical properties of materials is a primary topic.
Previous conferences in this series were held in 1973, 1975, 1980, 1989, 1994, 2002, 2008, and 2012. The venue for the last seven conferences, including this year’s, has been Jackson Lake Lodge, located in Grand Teton National Park. Part of the Rocky Mountain range, the Grand Tetons provide a remarkable landscape with mountains, lakes, forest, and wildlife. Grand Teton National Park is just south of Yellowstone National Park.