Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Workshop / Seminar

AER/I Chemistry Seminar

Zoom Only

About the event

Melody Klein:  (Boncella Group)

Title: Utilizing Iron-Based Formic Acid Dehydrogenation Catalysts for Hydrogen Production

Abstract: Hydrogen (H2) is a promising energy carrier that has the potential to decrease the dependency for fossil fuels in the transportation industry. However, there are challenges with the production, storage, and transportation of H2. The traditional methods of gaseous H2 storage and transportation pose significant safety concerns and energy requirement drawbacks. An alternative to traditional storage and transportation methods is a liquid chemical hydrogen carrier, such as formic acid. However, the use of formic acid requires a catalyst that selectively accesses the reversible dehydrogenation decomposition pathway. The dehydrogenation pathway produces H2 and CO2, the former of which is used for fuel production and the latter of which can be stored and used to reform formic acid upon refueling. However, the irreversible dehydration pathway produces H2O and CO, the latter of which poisons the fuel cell catalyst and as well as destroying the liquid hydrogen carrier. This presentation will discuss recent developments of formic acid dehydrogenation catalysis using sustainable first-row transition metals, specifically Fe.

Note: Please note that the meeting will be locked at 3:10 pm, so all attendees should login in early as they will not be able to view the seminar if they log in after 3:10 pm.

 Zoom Invite Information:

Important Note: Both internal and external WSU meeting attendees must be signed into Zoom to join the meeting.

Please refer to this guide on Joining WSU Zoom Meetings before trying to join the meeting:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android:

 Meeting ID: 913 0344 5018

Passcode: 722634

Date & Time: Feb 12, 2021 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 Join from WSU Conference Room System (Polycom)

    1. Using the touch panel, or remote control,  select ‘Place a Call’

    2. Enter the IP Address including periods:

    3. Press the pound key twice ‘##’

    4. Enter the Meeting ID: 913 0344 5018

    5. Press ‘Call’

    6. Enter Passcode: 722634

Join from Conference Room System with SIP


 Share Screen/Content Wirelessly

               Go to and enter Meeting ID: 913 0344 5018

Phone Call (long distance)

               +1 253 215 8782

               +12532158782,,91303445018# US (One Tap Mobile Call)

 Find your international phone number:

 For technical support with WSU conference rooms, contact your local IT team

 For support or feature requests, please go to





/* Style Definitions */
{mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
font-family:”Times New Roman”,serif;}