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HydEM 2022

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We are deeply impressed by the great interest in the previously planned meetings, HydEM 2020 and HydEM 2021. We are now very determined to organize HydEM 2022, The Symposium and Summer School, HYDRIDES AS ENERGY MATERIALS, 18-20 May 2022 at Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve in the centre of Belgium.
Please notice, this is a regular meeting with physical presence and no on-line presentations. However, we expect that posters and oral presentations will be made available to participants as files that can be downloaded.

The previously invited speakers will now be contacted and re-invited and asked to be present in-person at the meeting. We will do all we can to create a similarly exciting program with numerous outstanding speakers for the HydEM 2022 meeting.

However, young and experienced scientist are encouraged to submit an abstract before 01 April, 2022 (more information below on this page).
Please notice, there are multiple prices to outstanding presenters.
Thus, we recommend that you register via this page, and submit your abstract via HYDEM2022@chem.au.dk to HydEM2022 (please, use the abstract template). Incoming abstracts will be accepted for either poster or oral presentation continuously and no later than 01 April.
Please notice, the meeting is limited to 150 people.

Payment of Conference Fee should be made via bank transfer after you receive an acceptance letter. Payment can be done after 01 March 2022 (see information below).

We are looking very much forward to seeing you all again.

Yours Sincerely,
Yaroslav, Michael and Torben


The registration procedure:

1) Registration of yourself and possible accompanying person
2) Submit your abstract using the template and send by mail
3) Acceptance of abstract will be sent out shortly after 01 April 2022
4) Pay conference fee via bank transfer
5) You are responsible for your own hotel reservation.


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  

Contact e-mail:

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

Registration fees (in EURO, VAT included)

  • Payment of Conference Fee is to be made via bank transfer after you have received your acceptance letter from HydEM 2022

  • Payment can be done after 01 March 2022



Registration deadline: 
The registration module will shut down by midnight 09 May, 2022
After this deadline, registration will only be possible On-Site at Université Catholique de Louvain

Abstract submission:
Abstracts submitted before midnight 01 April, 2022, are considered both for possible oral or poster presentation. 
After this deadline, incoming abstracts are only considered for possible poster presentation

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.