About the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Program
Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for vehicle, stationary, and portable poser applications are critical for realizing a clean and secure energy future.
Sandia’s Hydrogen Program supports the nation’s energy strategy-helping to diversify America’s energy Sector and reduce our dependence on foreign oil through the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
Sandia, supported by the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cell Technologies offices (within the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, EERE), recently released “Transitioning the Transportation Sector: Exploring the Intersection of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Natural Gas Vehicles.”
Sandia uses advanced capabilities and deep research expertise in materials and mechanics to address both fundamental scientific and applied engineering questions on the compatibility of specific materials and components with hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Tunnel Safety Study by Chris LaFleur, Gabriela Bran-Anleu, Alice B. Muna, Brian D. Ehrhart, Myra Blaylock, William G. Houf. Sandia National Laboratories, October 2017. SAND2017-11157.
Safety, Codes and Standards for Hydrogen Installations: Hydrogen Fueling System Footprint Metric Development. A.P. Harris, Daniel E. Dedrick, Chris LaFleur, Chris San Marchi
N. Yang, J.K. Yee, Z. Zhang, L. Kurmanaeva, P. Cappillino, V. Stavila, E.J. Lavernia, C.S. Marchi, “Hydrogen sorption characteristics of nanostructured Pd-10Rh processed by cryomilling”, Acta Materialia, 2015, 82, 41–50.
Using metal hydride H2 storage in mobile fuel cell equipment: Design and predicted performance of a metal hydride fuel cell mobile light. C. Song, L.E. Klebanoff, T.A. Johnson, B.S. Chao, A.F. Socha, J.M. Oros, C.J. Radley, S. Wingert, J.S. Breit, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39, 14896-14911.
An investigation into the hydrogen storage characteristics of Ca(BH4)2/LiNH2 and Ca(BH4)2/NaNH2: Evidence of Intramolecular destabilization Poonyayant, V. Stavila, E.H. Majzoub, L.E. Klebanoff, R. Behrens, M. Ulutagay-Kartin, P. Pakawatpanurut, E.S. Hecht, J.S. Breit, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118, 14759-14769.
Accelerating the Understanding and Development of Hydrogen Storage Materials: A Review of the Five-year Efforts of the Three DOE Hydrogen Storage Materials Centers of Excellence. L.E. Klebanoff, K.C. Ott, L.J. Simpson, K. O’Malley and N.T. Stetson, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 2014, 1A, 81-117.
A Comparative Analysis of the Cryo-compression and Cryo-adsorption Hydrogen Storage Methods, G. Petitpas, P. Bénard, L.E. Klebanoff, J. Xiao and S. Aceves, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39, 10564-10572.
Nanoconfined light metal hydrides for reversible hydrogen storage, Petra E. de Jongh, Mark Allendorf, John J. Vajo, Claudia Zlotea, MRS Bulletin, 2013, 38, 488-494.
Probing the unusual anion mobility of LiBH4 confined in highly ordered nanoporous carbon frameworks via solid state NMR and quasielastic neutron scattering, X. Liu, E.H. Majzoub, V. Stavila, R. Bhakta, M.D. Allendorf, M. Conradi, N. Verdal, T. Udovic, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, 1, 9935-9941.
5 years of hydrogen storage research in the US DOE Metal Hydride Center of Excellence (MHCoE), L.E. Klebanoff, J.O. Keller, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2013, 38, 4533-4576.
2012 & Prior
Reversible hydrogen storage by NaAlH4 confined within a titanium-functionalized MOF-74(Mg) nanoreactors, V. Stavila, R.K. Bhakta, T.M. Alam, E.H. Majzoub, M.D. Allendorf, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 9807-9817.
Thermodynamics and kinetics of NaAlH4 nanocluster decomposition, R.K. Bhakta, S. Maharrey, V. Stavila, E.H. Majzoub, M.D. Allendorf, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2012, 14, 8160-8169.
Nanoporous Pd Alloys with Compositionally Tunable Hydrogen Storage Properties Prepared by Nanoparticle Consolidation, P.J. Cappillino, J.D. Sugar, M.A. Hekmaty, B.W. Jacobs, V. Stavila, P.G. Kotula, J.M. Chames, N.Y. Yang, D.B. Robinson, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 14013–14022.
New Insights into the Mechanism of Activation and Hydrogen Absorption of (2LiNH2-MgH2), W. Luo, V. Stavila, L.E. Klebanoff, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37, 6646–6652.
Hydrogen Storage Technology, Materials and Applications, Editor-in-Chief L.E. Klebanoff, (Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton) published December 12, 2012.
Analyses to Support Development of Risk-Informed Separation Distances for Hydrogen Codes and Standards by Jeffrey LaChance, William Houf, Bobby Middleton, and Larry Fluer. Sandia National Laboratories, March 2009. SAND2009-0874.
Manager, Hydrogen and Materials Science Department
Phone: (925) 294-2437
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A Sandia presentation at the April meeting of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee covered Sandia’s extensive and long-standing hydrogen capabilities, as well as the labs’ hydrogen and fuel cell program. This technical [...]
Sandia recently established a CRADA with the Fire Protection Research Foundation, which supports research for the National Fire Protection Association, and BKi, acting on behalf of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. The CRADA will support [...]
Two Sandia researchers explored opportunities to transfer Sandia’s intellectual property (IP) on alkaline exchanges membranes by engaging in a seven-week boot camp offered by Lab-Corps, a DOE program to speed the transition of lab findings [...]
At the 100th Anniversary Honors and Awards Gala of the 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference (PVP), Chris San Marchi received the PVP Heki Shibata Outstanding International Technical [...]