68th Annual SVC Technical Conference • May 19 - 22, 2025

Education Program • May 17 - 22 | Technology Exhibit • May 20 - 21

Thin Film Contributions for the Hydrogen Economy

This session is focused on the role of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and related thin film & surface engineering technologies in the emerging hydrogen economy. This session aims to bring together experts, researchers, and industry professionals from around the world to share their knowledge and insights on the application of PVD  thin film coating techniques in advancing the use of hydrogen as a clean energy source.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their research findings, case studies, and innovative approaches in utilizing PVD technology for various aspects of the hydrogen economy. The topics of interest include but are not limited to: PVD coatings for hydrogen storage materials, PVD methods for fuel cell catalyst preparation, PVD-based hydrogen production and purification techniques, and advancements in PVD processes for the manufacturing of hydrogen-related devices and components.  Specific industrial implementation of solutions are of critical importance to the SVC’s international stakeholder base.

The SVC TechCon provides a unique platform for scientists, engineers, and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange ideas, and explore the potential of PVD technology in shaping the future of the hydrogen economy. We encourage interested individuals and organizations to submit their abstracts showcasing their contributions to this rapidly evolving field. Together, let us uncover the transformative capabilities of PVD technology and pave the way for a sustainable and efficient hydrogen-powered future.

Thin Film Contributions for the Hydrogen Economy TAC Co-Chairs: Ralf Bandorf, Fraunhofer IST, Germany, ralf.bandorf@ist.fraunhofer.de; Herbert Gabriel, PVT Plasma und Vakuum Technik GmbH; h.gabriel@pvtvacuum.de; Lucia Mendizabal, Tekniker, lucia.mendizabal@tekniker.es