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Hydrogen Workshop

Co-hosted by Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, Stanford Energy 3.0 and SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis

By Invitation Only

March 25, 2019 to March 26, 2019

SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University

Stanford’s Hydrogen Focus Group will convene an invitation-only workshop on the Hydrogen Economy.  This workshop will cover three main areas of the hydrogen economy:  Hydrogen Generation, Hydrogen Transport & Storage, and Hydrogen Utilization.  Various pathways for each category will be compared along standard metrics, gaps in knowledge identified, and technical breakthroughs needed for technical viability reviewed.  The presenters are recognized global leaders in industry, academia, and/or government who can speak with authority on the latest research and most current status of each pathway.  

In addition to the research and education agenda, there will be ample opportunity for networking during breaks, meals, and a student poster session.  This workshop will be dialogue-focused, as opposed to a focus on presentations.  As such, all presentations will be brief and to the point, and each section will conclude with a moderated dialogue and question and answer session.  

To promote retention and review, audio recordings of the workshop will be captured and shared with all attendees along with the presentation slides (please see our Video/Audio Release terms).  In addition, a whitepaper will be created as an output from the workshop and shared with all attendees.

If you have not received an invitation and would like to participate, please contact Claudia Baroni.


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jim Seaba, Sr. Director of Technology Development, Gas Institute Technology 
  • Prof. Tom Jaramillo, Stanford Faculty, Chemical Eng. and of Photon Science
  • Prof. Alfred Spormann, Stanford Faculty, Civil & Environmental Eng. and of Chemical Eng.
  • Prof. Paul McIntyre, Stanford Professor and Chair of Materials Science & Eng.
  • Prof. Will Chueh, Stanford Faculty, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Rob Hanson, CEO, Monolith
  • Stephen Szymanski, Director of Business Development, NEL
  • Karine Boissy-Rousseau, President, Hydrogen Mobility US, Air Liquide
  • Yuri Freedman, Sr. Director of Business Development, SoCal Gas
  • Rob Del Core, Managing Director, Hydrogenics USA
  • Joe Powell, Chief of Chemical Engineering, Shell
  • Don Chahbazpour, Director, National Grid
  • Joe Capello, Executive Advisor, Iwatani
  • Katsuya Ishikawa, Associate Officer, Hydrogen Project Dev. Center, Kawasaki
  • Paul Wuebben,  Sr. Director, Fuel Applications,  Methanol Institute
  • Stephen Crolius, President, Ammonia Energy Association
  • Yoshimi Okada, Principal Researcher, Chiyoda
  • Mark Allendorf, Director, HyMARC, Sandia National Lab
  • Eric McFarland, Professor, University of California Santa Barabara
  • Monterey Gardiner, BMW
  • Jostein Pettersen, Sr. Specialist, Equinor
  • Bill Eric, Executive Director, CA Fuel Cell Partnership
  • Eric Ingersoll, Chief Strategy Officer, Energy Options Network
  • Marc Panu, Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M
  • Matteo Cargnello, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Jared Farnsworth, Toyota


Laurie King, Naomi Boness, Jimmy Chen and Margaux Moore, event organizers.
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Stanford is roughly equidistant from the San Francisco and San Jose airports. Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO)San Jose Mineta International (SJC), and Oakland International (OAK). Although San Francisco is the largest of the area airports and offers the most airlines and flights, some visitors find that San Jose’s smaller size makes it a somewhat more convenient alternative, especially for domestic flights.

Where to Stay

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Schwab Residential Center, part of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The Graduate School of Business is 6 minutes’ walk from SIEPR, the conference location. The rate is $200/night, and please list “Stanford Hydrogen Workshop” as the reason for your stay. Rooms are self-pay and available for the nights of 3/24, 3/25 and 3/26. (For further information, contact Tracy Turner)

There are also a limited number of rooms at the Stanford Guest House, Sand Hill Road ($167/night). Please confirm that SHW19 is listed as the group code.

For further information about lodging and travel to Stanford, please contact Tracy Turner, Program Manager at Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy:

You can also visit Stanford's lodging guide which includes website links, rates, and contact information of local hotels, B&Bs and motels.

Stanford has two properties for lodging:

  • Rosewood Sand Hill offers luxury accommodations at special rates for Stanford visitors, as well as a spa and fine dining restaurant.
  • The Stanford Guest House, on the grounds of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is an economical favorite of Stanford visitors.

Directions & Parking

The nearest visitor parking lot is located next to the Tresidder Union, between Mayfield Ave. and Lagunita Dr. Other parking lots can be found here. Please note that parking on campus is very challenging and we recommend visitors to use public transportation or shared rides.