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HydEM 2020

INFORMATION - 03 April 2020

Postponement of HydEM 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Symposium and Summer School HydEM to next year. The new dates are 19-21 May 2021 at the same location, Louvain-la-Neuve in the centre of Belgium. We are deeply impressed by the great interest in this meeting so far, and we will do all we can to create a similarly exciting program with numerous outstanding speakers for the HydEM 2021 meeting.

We wish you and your family all the best of luck and success during this virus crisis, and are looking very much forward to seeing you all next year.

Yours Sincerely,
Yaroslav, Michael and Torben

INFORMATION - 11 March 2020

The organizing committee of the HydEM2020 is closely following the new situation caused by corona virus (COVID-19)
We are (today 11 March) determined to keep calm and organize HydEM2020 as planned. We will off course at any time follow the recommendations from the authorities in Europe and at the UCLouvain. For now, we hope that the epidemics curve in Europe will decline significantly before 01 May, when we expect to make the final decision about the meeting HydEM2020, 10-12 June 2020.
This information will be updated again on 01 April.

For the coming period, i.e. 11 March to 01 April 2020, we recommend that you register via the home page, www.chem.au.dk/hydem2020, and submit your abstract via HYDEM2020@chem.au.dk to HydEM2020 (please, use the abstract template). Incoming abstracts will be accepted for either poster or oral presentation before 01 April.
Payment of Conference Fee via bank transfer can be done after 01 April, when we hope to provide new and positive information about HydEM2020, 10-12 June 2020.

HydEM 2020 - International Symposium and Summer School 10-12 June, 2020

Hydrides as Energy Materials - HydEM 2020 is a point of reference for scientists of energy materials science, and focus is on new hydrogen-containing materials for fuel cells, batteries, hydrogen storage, and conversion of CO2 into fuel.

Université Catholique de Louvain
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium  

Contact e-mail:

Conference Organizers
Yaroslav Filinchuk, Université Catholique de Louvain - Torben R. Jensen, Aarhus University
Michael Heere, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Johan Wouters, University of Namur
Joris Proost, Université Catholique de Louvain - Nikolaï Nesterenko, LCS


Deadlines postponed to 2021 - Info to come

Registration deadline: 
The registration module will shut down by midnight 31 May, 2020
After this deadline, registration shall only be possible On-Site at Université Catholique de Louvain

Abstract Submission:
Abstracts submitted before midnight 10 April, 2020, are considered both for possible oral or poster presentation. 
After this deadline, incoming abstracts are only considered for possible poster presentation

Confirmed Speakers and session chairs - list updated 18 February, 2020

  • Claudia Weidenthaler (DE)
  • Patricia De Rango (FR)
  • Andrea Baldi (NL)
  • Raphael Janot (FR)
  • Arndt Remhof (CH)
  • Martin Dornheim (DE)
  • Radovan Černý (CH)
  • Magnus Sørby (NO)
  • Darren Broom (GB)
  • Maths Karlsson (SE)
  • Umit Demirci (FR)
  • Ulrich Häussermann (SE)
  • Hai-Wen Li (JP)
  • Nikolaï Nesterenko (BE)
  • Marek Polanski (PL)
  • Gleb Veryasov (BE)
  • Camel Makhloufi (FR)
  • Jim Webb (AUS)
  • Joris Proost (BE)
  • Claudio Pistidda (DE)
  • Jose Ares (ES)
  • Kasper Møller (AUS)
  • Stefano Deledda (NO)
  • Terry Humphries (AUS)
  • Mark Paskevicius (AUS)
  • Peter Ngene (NL)
  • Yongtao Li (CHN)
  • Chiara Milanese (IT)
  • Craig Buckley (AUS)
  • Michael Hirscher (DE)
  • Iurii Dovgaliuk (FR)
  • Michael Heere (DE)
  • Fermin Cuevas (FR)
  • Martin Sahlberg (SE)
  • Claudia Zlotea (FR)
  • Bjørn Hauback (NO)
  • Hans Hagemann (CH)
  • Alexander Skripov (RU)
  • Zbigniew Lodziana (PL)
  • Michel Latroche (FR)
  • Michael Felderhoff (DE)
  • Sabrina Sartori (NO)
  • Jacques Huot (CA)
  • Craig Jensen (USA)
  • Yuepeng Pang (CHN)


A photographer will be present at the event. To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we must inform you that the photos will only be used in contexts related to Université de Louvain and Aarhus University and as PR for the event.
Contact the photographer on the day of the event if you do not wish to be photographed.

Important travel information

Travel by train
If you travel by train, then be careful when you buy your ticket: you want to get to "Louvain-la-Neuve Université", not to "Louvain" or "Leuven". Louvain and Louvain-la-Neuve are two different cities. Use the following site to get the connections: https://www.belgiantrain.be/en/home To get here from the airport type in "From: Brussels Airport" and "To: Louvain-la-Neuve".

The train station is two floors below the arrival hall. It takes a little more than an hour, usually with a change at Brussels Nord and Ottignies, though there are options with one or even no stops, depending on time. A taxi will cost you around 100 Euro (33 km, about 25 minutes).

Those arriving to the Brussels South station can take any train going south; nearly all of them stop in Ottignies. It takes 6 minutes by train from Ottignies to LLN.

Travel by car
The town centre is pedestrian only, with all the car traffic underground, so your GPS may be misleading. 

HydEM 2020 - Map