7th International Conference on Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells & Electrolysis. Materials, Systems & Applications

1-5 October 2023

Lefkada, Greece

The CARISMA conference series is dedicated to the challenges in the development of materials, membrane-electrode-assemblies, components and systems for low and high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells and electrolysis. The purpose of the conference is to present important issues and recent results, but also to discuss the solutions sought internationally regarding materials development, operation and process optimization, material and device degradation, review of important issues and market perspectives of technologies.


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Ιt is a great honor and pleasure to cordially invite you at the “7th International Conference on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells & Electrolysis: Materials, Systems & Applications” that will be held in the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea, Greece during October 1st – 5th, 2023.

This series of conferences was initiated as CARISMA in 2008 by the CARISMA European Coordination Action on Intermediate and High Temperature Membrane Electrode Assemblies. The first event took place in France and the conference series was held bi-annually around the world. After a successful meeting in 2019 in Germany, COVID restricted the smooth continuation of the conferences, and CARISMA 2023, the 7th event in series, aspires to continue this tradition.

CARISMA conferences are dedicated to all aspects related to Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Hydrogen Technologies with an emphasis on increasing the operating temperature. However, CARISMA2023 conference will cover fundamental aspects, applied research and industrial applications over a broad temperature range. Moreover, this is the first time that both fuel cell and electrolysis mode will be considered. The conference covers the challenges in the development of materials, electrode-electrolyte assemblies and cell/stack systems, operation and process optimization, component and/or device degradation. Finally, the purpose is to review important issues and market perspectives of PEM technologies.

The conference will be the opportunity for presentation of recent results, discussion and debate on the bottlenecks and solutions, with an international program of invited lectures, oral and poster contributions. The topics to be covered are listed below:

  • Polymer electrolyte membranes for PEM and AEM fuel cell & electrolysis
  • Non-PGM & low-PGM-loading catalysts
  • Electrode and MEA development and characterisation
  • Ageing, degradation, mitigation
  • Novel characterisation and assessment techniques
  • Modelling/simulation of components and processes
  • Stacks, components and systems
  • Industrial aspects and market perspectives


The CARISMA 2023 will take place at the conference center of the Ionian Blue Hotel Bungalows & Spa Resort, which is located in Nikiana, Lefkada island, Greece. At this time of the year, the weather is pleasant and Greece is fabulous. Let us have a nice and fruitful meeting to discover the Future Technology Trends and Innovations and spectacular nearby escapes.

Looking forward to seeing you ALL in Lefkada!

Be welcome – Καλώς να ορίσετε

 The local Organizing Committee

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