Workshop on Ion Exchange Membranes for Energy Applications - EMEA2016

Workshop on Ion Exchange Membranes for Energy Applications – EMEA2016

Bad Zwischenahn, Germany

27-29 June 2016


In the last years, research on anion exchange membranes (AEM) and AEM based systems for energy applications increased dramatically. Therefore, the 2-day workshop “EMEA2016”, which is the 4th in this series, is dedicated to this topic. The event includes a panel discussion, oral and poster presentations and will start with a Get-together on Monday evening.

The main focus of the workshop will be on anion exchange membranes, their synthesis, characterisation, stability, and their performance in electrochemical applications. These can be fuel cells, electrolyzers, redox flow batteries, zinc-air batteries, reverse electrodialysis cells, and others. In addition, contributions in the field of catalysis for AEM based systems are welcome.


Monday June 27th
20:00 | Get-together

Tuesday June 28th
8:30 | Reception Desk Opens
9:00 | Welcome
9:15 | Session 1

  • Prof. Thomas Zawodzinski
    (University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Prof. Steven Holdcroft
    (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

10:15 | Poster Presentation and Coffee
10:45 | Session 2

  • Prof. Kenji Miyatake
    (University of Yamanashi, Japan)
  • Prof. Chulsung Bae
    (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Prof. Karel Bouzek
    (Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic)

12:15 | Lunch
13:45 | Guided Tour through the NEXT ENERGY Laboratories
16:00 | Session 3

  • Prof. Yongchai Kwon
    (Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Southkorea)
  • Prof. Andrew Herring
    (Colorado School of Mines, USA)

17:00 | Poster presentation and Coffee
17:30 | Session 4

  • Prof. Michael Wark
    (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
  • Prof. John Varcoe
    (University of Surrey, UK)

18:30 | Break
19:00 | Conference Dinner

Wednesday June 29th
9:00 | Session 5

  • Dr. Jochen Kerres
    (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Dr. Takenori Isomura
    (Tokuyama Corp., Japan)
  • Prof. Yan Xiang
    (Beihang University, China)

10:30 | Poster Presentation and Coffee
11:00 | Panel Discussion

  • Moderation:
    Dr. Alexander Dyck
    (NEXT ENERGY, Germany)

12:15 | Lunch
13:45 | Session 6

  • Prof. Patric Jannasch
    (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Prof. Huamin Zhang
    (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China)
  • Dr. David Aili
    (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

15:15 | Poster Presentation and Coffee
15:45 | Session 7

  • Dr. habil Klaus-Dieter Kreuer
    (MPI for Solid State Research, Germany)
  • Prof. Xianfeng Li
    (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China)
  • Prof. Artur Michalak
    (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)
  • Lisa-Maria Uhlig
    (NEXT ENERGY, Germany)

17:30 | Closing Words
17:45 | Guided City Tour

JEECS Special Issue

Prospective workshop participants are invited to submit an article to a special issue on “Anion Exchange Membranes and AEM based Systems”, which will be published in the newly founded Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage (JEECS), which evolved from ASME’s Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology.

Manuscripts should be original research papers and can be submitted between February and October 2016 and will be fully peer reviewed. An early submission is encouraged, so that the first accepted articles can already be available online at the time of the workshop. The printed version is planned for the February 2017 issue of the journal.


Participants are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations to until June 6th 2016. The Fuel Cells Bulletin grants an award for the best poster presented at the workshop.


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Organising Committee

Dr. Wiebke Germer – NEXT ENERGY · EWE Research Centre for Energy Technology (Germany)
Dr. Dirk Henkensmeier – Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, South Korea)
Prof. Artur Michalak – Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland)


The participation fee of €380 is payable after receipt of invoice. For registration please complete the “Workshop Registration Form” and submit it by fax or email to NEXT ENERGY by June 1st 2015.

Due to the limited number of participants, registrations are considered in order of receipt.

EWE-Forschungszentrum für Energietechnologie e. V.
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 15 | 26129 Oldenburg | Germany
Phone: +49 441 99906-319
Fax: +49 441 99906-109


The spa town Bad Zwischenahn is located in the north-west of Germany and is a famous recreational area because of its colorful flowering rhododendron shrubs and park-like landscape. The city can be reached conveniently by train or by car. Bremen Airport is located nearby.

The Workshop will be held at the conference and golfing hotel “Hansens Haus am Meer“, which is located directly in the spa gardens at the lake “Zwischenahner Meer”, the third largest lake in Lower Saxony.

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Bad Zwischenahn has a range of hotels in a variety of price categories. Rooms can also be booked at the conference hotel „Hansens Haus am Meer“.

Hansens Haus am Meer Hotel
Auf dem Hohen Ufer 25
26160 Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
Phone: +49 4403 940-0



By Plane:
The nearest international airport is Bremen, which is 60 km from Bad Zwischenahn.

By Train:
Bad Zwischenahn has a train station that is served by trains from the rail transport providers “Deutsche Bahn” ( and “Regio-S-Bahn” (
The “Hansens Haus am Meer” hotel offers a free shuttle service from the train station to the hotel on request.

By Car:

  • Coming from Bremen (A 28):
    Follow the A 28 autobahn in the directions for Oldenburg / Emden / Leer. In Oldenburg, at the interchange “Oldenburg West“ continue to Emden / Leer on the A 28. Leave the autobahn at the exit ramp No. 9 “Neuenkruge” and follow the road signposts to Bad Zwischenahn.
  • Coming from Leer / Netherlands (A 31):
    Change to the A 31 autobahn at the “Leer” junction and follow the A 28 in the direction for Oldenburg. Leave the autobahn at the exit ramp No. 8 “Zwischenahner Meer” and follow the road signs to Bad Zwischenahn.


The conference fee of €380 includes the lab tour, lunch and coffee breaks on both days as well as the Get-together on Monday evening and the conference dinner on Tuesday evening and the VAT. Also covered is the bus tour to the NEXT ENERGY research centre.

NEXT ENERGY · EWE-Forschungszentrum für Energietechnologie e. V. may charge an administration fee of EUR 70.00 for any change or cancellation of registration. Cancellation must be received by NEXT ENERGY in writing up until seven days prior to the event. Cancellations received after this date will be charged the full fee.

The program is subject to amendment. In the unlikely event of it being cancelled for reasons beyond the control of NEXT ENERGY, registration fees already paid will be refunded.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Workshop contact:
Dr. Wiebke Germer - phone: +49 441 99906-319 - e-mail:


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