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Welcome to EPHyC2024!

EPHyC is a conference aimed solely at EU-based PhD researchers working on a hydrogen-related research topic. The conference is organized by BE-HyFE (Belgium) and Hydrogen Europe Research (EU) and will have its first edition from 20 till 22 March 2024 in Ghent, Belgium. 

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20-21-22 March 2024

Why this conference?

Hydrogen is, and will remain, a hot topic in R&D, both in the academic and the industrial world. There are already many conferences dedicated to hydrogen, often primarily offering a platform to more mature researchers. None of those are tailored specifically to PhD researchers ànd also organized on a European level

But, we are convinced that PhD-focused conferences can provide a nurturing environment for early-stage researchers to grow, learn and establish their academic presence.

So the idea for EPHyC was born: let's organize a PhD conference offering a platform for EU-based networking, learning and skills development attuned to their needs and stages of research, from just starting researchers to those almost defending their thesis. EPHyC, with mainly PhD presenting their topics to each other, will offer many opportunities for feedback, collaboration options, discovering potential interdisciplinary connections and research motivation.


The conference is organized by PhDs for PhDs, we know you because we are you!

And the best part? To make the threshold as low as possible, the conference is free of charge for all participants!


With contributions from

Organizing this free PhD conference would not be possible without the contributions of some dedicated partners. The event is organized and primarily financed by both BE-HyFE*, a Belgian academic hydrogen collaboration project, and Hydrogen Europe Research, an international non–profit association grouping research and technology organizations all over Europe. Next to the two organizing parties, we are also supported by BERA, the Belgian Energy Research Alliance, and the city of Ghent.

 *BE-HyFE is financed by the Belgian FPS Economy which kindly agreed to allocate project funds to the EPHyC conference.


Next to the organizing teams offering financial support, we can also count on generous financial assistance from the industrial sector. We kindly wish to thank the following sponsors for their contributions. Click on the logo's to find out more about our sponsors:

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