February 17 - 20, 2013
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, California USA



Brian Benicewicz, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina
Department of Chemistry & Biochem
Columbia, SC  29208
Phone: 803-777-0778
Fax: 803-777-8100
E-mail: benice@sc.edu

Tom Zawodzinski, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
442 Dougherty Engineering Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-2200
Tel: 865-974-5137
e-mail: tzawodzi@utk.edu













Joe Elabd, Drexel

Nancy Garland, DOE EERE
Andy Herring, Colorado School of Mines
Michael Hickner, The Pennsylvania State University
Deborah Jones, Montpellier

Jannis Kallitsis, U. Patras, Greece

Klaus-Dieter Kreuer, Stuttgart
Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Labs
James E. McGrath, Virginia Tech
Robert B. Moore, Virginia Tech

Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt
Bryan S. Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Lab

Shulamith Schlick, Univ. Detroit Mercy

Steve Tse, Univ. Chicago

M. Watanabe, Univ. Yamanashi





This conference has had great success as the premier conference bringing together the polymer community and fuel cell scientists. Our objective is to engage a broad spectrum of the polymer community in meeting the needs of this technology.  Thus, we have generally scheduled talks that present the vision of the funding agencies and industry to provide perspective followed by talks from leading researchers in proton-conducting electrolyte synthesis, characterization, processing and application. We will maintain the focus on polymer membranes for fuel cells.  One area of added stress will be polymer/electrocatalyst composites that serve as electrodes in the fuel cells. Finally, extensive poster sessions present an opportunity for students and newcomers to ‘show their stuff’ to the community.