The classical definition of membranes says: Thin skin for different purposes especially for letting something through and other things not.

The symposium cares about membrane materials in energy applications. It especially views the preferred or impeded transport of atoms, molecules, ions, electrons, photons and phonons through a thin freestanding or substrate supported functional layer with selectively acting properties and their combinations. Application areas are e.g. fuel cells and batteries where either pure ionic conductors combined with electronic conductors, or even mixed ionic/electronic conductors, electrically isolating membranes etc. are needed. Thermoelectric converters look for highly electrical and low thermal conducting membranes, photovoltaic’s use light translucent membranes. Fossil power plants ask for thermal barrier membranes with high temperature stability and sensoric/optical properties, air separation membranes or even gas separation membranes for selective CO 2-permeation.

The photo catalytic production of hydrogen asks for combined membranes acting catalytically as well as proton conductive.


All these different membranes and their materials should be considered in one symposium to put together the existing knowledge, find out new solutions and discuss the strategies of realising membrane devices for future energy systems.


Confirmed invited speaker:                                                      

Prof. Ellen Ivers-Tiffée,
Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany:
"Determination of oxygen chemical transport parameters of MIEC materials from electrochemical impedance spectroscopy"


Prof. Detlev Stöver  -  Chairman

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Institute of Energy Research (IEF)

Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEF-1)

D-52425  Jülich, GERMANY

Phone: 0049-2461-61-4010

Fax: 0049-2461-61-2455

E-mail: emrs@fz-juelich.de

Dr. José M. Serra   -  Co-Chairman

Instituto de Tecnología Química UPV-CSIC

avda. de los Naranjos s/n, Valencia, 46022, Spain

Phone: +34-96-3877808

Fax: +34-96-3877809

E-mail: jsalfaro@itq.upv.es


Proceedings of the Symposium G will be published in serial „Schriften des Forschungszentrums Jülich“ from the Central Library of the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Detail instructions for manuscripts preparation will be given later on.


Prof. Dr. Detlev Stöver

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Institut für Energieforschung (IEF)

Werkstoffsynthese und Herstellungsverfahren (IEF-1)

D-52425 Jülich, GERMANY

Phone number: 0049-2461-61-4010

Fax number: 0049-2461-61-2455

E-mail address: emrs@fz-juelich.de