October 27, 2023

Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Storage Technologies: A Primer

Event Details

Date & Time

Friday, Oct 27, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment


Free and open to the public


Hemmingson Auditorium or online


Gonzaga Climate Center 

Event Type & Tags

  • Academics
  • Sustainability


About This Event

Introduction to the science and engineering of hydrogen fuel cells and how they may be used in industrial and consumer applications, including cars. A review of how hydrogen may be stored, for land-based and on-board applications. An update on contemporary applications of hydrogen. Status update on government-organized research to increase the use of hydrogen in the energy infrastructure.

About the speaker: Pat Ferro is a materials engineer with twenty years of industrial experience prior to joining the faculty at Gonzaga University. His previous work includes assignments as a Process Engineer in the aerospace investment casting industry specializing in nickel-based superalloys and titanium alloys and as a Process Engineer in the silicon ingot and wafer manufacturing industry. Pat was also a Research Test Engineer for Ovonics Hydrogen Systems, which designed, prototyped and manufactured hydrogen products including portable hydrogen-based energy generation systems and hydrogen powered cars. Pat's responsibilities included developing and testing interstitial metal hydride alloys for solid hydrogen storage for on-board applications.