Development of Alkaline Membranes and Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells

Monday, October 12, 2015: 10:00
211-A+B (Phoenix Convention Center)
L. Zhuang (Wuhan University)
In this invited keynote lecture, I will talk about the recent research progress on alkaline membranes and alkaline membrane fuel cells. The following topics will include:
  • High performance alkaline membranes and ionomers
  • Hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR) catalysts in alkaline media
  • Nonprecious metal catalysts for oxygen oxidation reaction (ORR) in akaline media
  • Performance and challenge of alkaline membrane fuel cells.


  1. Wang, Y., Wang, G., Li, G., Huang, B., Pan, J., Liu, Q., Han, J., Xiao, L., Lu, J. & Zhuang, L., Pt-Ru Catalyzed Hydrogen Oxidation in Alkaline Media: Oxophilic Effect or Electronic Effect? Energy Environ. Sci. 8, 177-181 (2015).
  2. Pan, J., Chen, C.,  Li, Y., Wang, L., Tan, L., Li, G., Tang, X., Xiao, L., Lu, J. & Zhuang, L. Constructing Ionic Highway in Alkaline Polymer Electrolytes. Energy Environ. Sci. 7, 354-360 (2014).
  3. Pan, J.,  Li, Y., Han, J., Li, G., Tan, L., Chen, C., Lu, J. & Zhuang, L. A Strategy for Disentangling the Conductivity-Stability Dilemma in Alkaline Polymer Electrolytes. Energy Environ. Sci. 6, 2912-2915 (2013).
  4. Pan, J., Chen, C., Zhuang, L. & Lu, J. Designing advanced alkaline polymer electrolytes for fuel cell applications. Acc. Chem. Res. 45, 473-481 (2012).