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International School Progress in Hydrogen Safety
within HYLANTIC project “Atlantic Network for Renewable Generation and Supply of Hydrogen to promote High Energy Efficiency”

11-15 March 2019


  • Progress in Hydrogen Safety

    The international School Progress in Hydrogen Safety will be hosted by Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research (HySAFER), Ulster University.

    The main focus of the International School “Progress in Hydrogen Safety” is to provide high quality state-of-the-art presentations, including the HYLANTIC project results, in hydrogen safety for professionals, researchers and students. In addition, special attention will be paid to networking both formally, following technical sessions and informally through the social events. The school aims at providing excellent training in hydrogen safety for the participants and facilitating the stronger ties between industry and academia.

    HySAFER at Ulster University

    The Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER) was formally established in 2008 following the success of the European Network of Excellence “Safety of Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier” project (

    The Centre carries out fundamental and industry-driven research, consultancy, knowledge and technology transfer in the area of safety science and engineering, primarily hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

    HySAFER has experience in addressing knowledge gaps and technological bottlenecks in hydrogen safety research and research-led education. It is internationally recognised with external funding from prestigious research funding agencies.


    Loughview suite,
    Ulster University Jordanstown campus,
    Shore Road,

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  • Technical Programme

    Monday 11 March

    2pm - 2:15pmWelcome, Prof Vladimir Molkov (Ulster University), Prof Alfredo Ortiz (University of Cantabria)
    2:15pm - 3pmHydrogen safety activities in Europe, Dr Alberto Garcia (FCH 2 JU)
    3pm - 3:45pmGlobal Technical Regulation on hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles, Dr Nha Nguyen (US DoT)
    4:15pm - 5pmInherently safer filling of hydrogen-powered vehicles, Dr Pietro Moretto, (European Commission, JRC)

    Tuesday 12 March

    9:30am - 10:15amHydrogen safety research at Ulster: recent results, Prof Vladimir Molkov (Ulster University)
    10:15am - 11amOverview of hydrogen safety research in Germany, Prof Thomas Jordan (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
    11:30am - 12:15pmResults of pre-normative research on vented deflagrations (HySEA project), Dr Trygve Skjold (Gexcon)
    1:45pm - 2:30pmOverview of hydrogen safety research in France, Dr Simon Jallais (Air Liquide)
    2:30pm - 3:15pme-Laboratory of hydrogen safety engineering (NET-Tools project), Dr Volodymyr Shentsov (Ulster University)
    3:45pm - 4:15pmExperimental hydrogen safety research in UK, Dr Stuart Hawksworth (HSE)
    4:30pm - 5:15pmExplosion-free in a fire composite tank for hydrogen storage, Dr Sergii Kashkarov (Ulster University)

    Wednesday 13 March

    9:30am - 10:15amHydrogen safety in RCS, Dr Nicholas Hart (ITM Power)
    10:15am - 11amOverview of hydrogen safety research in China, Prof Jinyang Zheng (Zhejiang University)
    11:30am - 12:15pmSafety research on composite pressure vessels at CEA, Dr Stephane Villalonga (CEA)
    12:15pm - 1pmQuantitative risk assessment of hydrogen-powered vehicles, Dr Mohammad Dadashzadeh (Ulster University)

    Thursday 14 March

    9:30am - 10:15amFCV workshops, tools and working procedures, Dr Vincent Mattelaer (Toyota Motor Europe)
    10:15am - 11amPeculiarities of hydrogen safety regulations in different countries, Dr Stuart Hawksworth (HSE)
    11:30am - 12:15pmOn-site stand-alone storage and production of hydrogen, Prof Alexandra Pinto (University of Porto)
    1:45pm - 2:30pmDeployment of hydrogen systems and infrastructure in UK, Dr Nicholas Hart (ITM Power)
    2:30pm - 3:15pmA model for safety design of a system TPRD-storage tank, Dr Mohammad Dadashzadeh (Ulster University)
    3:45pm - 4:30pmSafety of liquified hydrogen systems and infrastructure, Prof Thomas Jordan (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
    4:30pm - 5:15pmInnovative inherently safer hydrogen generation using PEM technology, Prof Alexandra Pinto (University of Porto)

    Friday 15 March

    9:30am - 10:15amSafety when working on FCV, Dr Vincent Mattelaer (Toyota Motor Europe)
    10:15am - 11amSafety strategies and engineering solutions for onboard storage, Dr Dmitriy Makarov (Ulster University)
    11:20am - 12:05pmNumerical hydrogen fire and explosion research in Warwick, Prof Jennifer Wen (Warwick University)
    12:05pm - 12:15pmClosing of the school 2019 by Prof Vladimir Molkov, and invitation to school 2020 by Prof Alexandra Pinto

    Social Programme

    • Welcome reception and networking: Monday 11th March 2019, 6pm - 8pm at Loughview suite
    • Visit to Titanic Museum, Belfast and networking: Wednesday 13th March 2019, 3pm - 8pm
    • Reception and school dinner: Thursday 14th March 2019, 7pm - 10pm at Belfast City Hall
  • Registration and Fee

    Participation fee:

    • £290 per person
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    • Price includes: access to technical sessions, course materials, welcome reception, lunches and refreshments, social events, and school dinner
    • Extra person attending school dinner: £50
    • For a full refund of registration fees, cancellation must be made a full week prior to the start of the programme. There will be no refunding if the cancellation request is after 3rd of March 2019. Please send your cancellation request to the contacts below to proceed.
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  • Travel and Accommodation

    Travel to Belfast:

    Belfast has two airports, sea crossings from Scotland and England and a direct rail link from Dublin. There are direct flights to Belfast from over twenty European cities and a number of North American locations. The detailed information about traveling to Belfast and getting around the city is accessible via

    George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)

    Flight information for BHD is available via Situated at around three miles from Belfast City Centre, there are bus services (Airport Express 600) from the airport terminal to the city centre every 20 minutes (05:30 – 22:05) Monday to Friday. The information for the services on Saturdays and Sundays are available via

    Belfast International Airport (BFS)

    Flight information for BFS is available via Belfast International Airport is 30 minutes drive via M2 Motorway from the city centre. There are bus services (Airport Express 300) between the airport and Belfast City Centre every 15 minutes Monday to Friday, every 20 minutes on Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday. Airport Express 300 operates 24 hours a day with less frequent services during the night times. The information for the services on Saturdays and Sundays and off-peak times are available via

    Dublin Airport (DUB)

    Flight information for DUB is available via Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. If you are interested in traveling by rail, an Enterprise service runs 8 times daily during Monday to Friday from Dublin to Belfast with the journey duration of approximately 2 hours. To travel by bus, Dublin Airport Express Coach Service operates from Dublin Airport to Belfast within approximately 2 hours. The information for the rail and bus services is available via

    Getting to the School Venue, Ulster University, Jordanstown Campus:

    Once you arrived at the Belfast city centre, the Jordanstown Campus is easily accessible via taxi, bus and railway. The information about the transportation from Belfast to Jordanstown campus is accessible via

    Accommodation in Belfast:

    There are currently 57 hotels (4,552 rooms) in greater Belfast and seven more hotels to be completed by 2018 which add 683 rooms. Most of these options are within 15 minutes walking distance to the Belfast City Centre. This makes the participants to choose from a competitive priced list of accommodations to stay in Belfast during the school time. The list of Belfast accommodation options with their detailed location is available via

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