USC Breakthrough in Hydrogen Fuel Cells (August 2011)
A team of USC scientists has developed a robust, efficient method of using hydrogen as a fuel source.
Hydrogen makes a great fuel because it can be converted easily to electricity in a fuel cell and because it is carbon free. The downside of hydrogen is that, because it is a gas, it can only be stored in high pressure or cryogenic tanks.
In a vehicle with a tank full of hydrogen, “if you got into a wreck, you’d have a problem,” said Travis Williams, assistant professor of chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Breakthrough Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Technology Portfolio Licensed from USC/Caltech by SFC Energy, Inc.
The University of Southern California, the California Institute of Technology, and SFC Energy, Inc. today announced the execution of a license to an extensive portfolio of U.S. patents for direct methanol fuel cell technology (DMFC). The nonexclusive license to the universities’ patents will facilitate SFC Energy, Inc.’s expansion of its methanol fuel cell products into the U.S. market.
October 10, 2012:
Organic-Materials Chemistry Seminar:
Safe and Efficient Diazo-Transfer Reagents - Guanidinodiazonium Salts
Prof. Mitsuru Kitamura, Kyushu Institute of Technology
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
October 18 – 19, 2012:
“Current Chemical Challenges” - a Chemistry Symposium Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and the 85th Birthday of Professor George A. Olah
Schedule and Speakers (download Program here)
Embassy Room at USC Davidson Conference Center - starting at 9:00 AM each day
Loker Hydrocarbon Institute
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661