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HydEM 2022

HydEM 2022 - International Symposium and Summer School 18-20 May, 2022

Hydrides as Energy Materials - HydEM 2022 is a point of reference for scientists of energy materials science, and the 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  

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



Confirmed Invited Plenary Speakers

  • Stefano Deledda
  • Arndt Remhof
  • Jose Ares
  • Zbigniew Lodziana
  • Martin Dornheim
  • Alexander Skripov
  • Craig Jensen
  • Joris Proost 
  • Michael Felderhoff
  • Claudia Weidenthaler
  • Raphael Janot
  • Maths Karlsson
  • Umit Demirci
  • Michael Heere
  • Petra de Jongh
  • Claudia Zloteq
  • Fermin Cuevas
  • Radovan Cerny
  • Jacques Huot
  • Michael Hirscher
  • Marek Polanski
  • Peter Ngene
  • Darren Broom





Multiple prices for best presenter, one of those is sponsored by the new open access journal Inorganics:

We strongly encourage all participants to consider to contribute to a new successful collection of interesting topic as a special issue of Inorganics, Materials, denoted: "Functional Materials Based on Metal Hydrides II". This is also expected to be published as a book, similar to the highlights from Hydem 2016.

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.