Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies will play a critical role in our future sustainable society, especially for sustainable transportation, due to their zero emission at user site. Polymer membrane fuel cells are particularly attractive for vehicle applications because of its quick response time. Recent progress in materials design and engineering and system integration has pushed hydrogen fuel cells ever closer to mass commercialization. There is a re-emerging interest in fuel cell technologies for transportation. Several automakers have launched or are scheduled to launch hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) as early as 2015. However, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are still limited by cost, performance, and infrastructure. From scientific discovery and technology development point of view, hydrogen infrastructure (production, delivery, and storage) and fuel cell technologies are closely coupled. One particular example is hydrogen production from electrolysis, which leverages many of the same materials, manufacturing processes, and design principles as fuel cells. It is believed that, in order to move hydrogen and fuel cell technologies forward and to achieve the widespread adoption of hydrogen FCEVs, now it is critical for the scientists and engineers working on the hydrogen infrastructure and those on fuel cell technologies to collaborate closely together. This symposium will provide an interdisciplinary discussion forum about the current status and future perspectives of hydrogen and polymer membrane fuel cell technologies. This symposium aims to bring together scientists and engineers from all over the world in materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, system analysis and integration to identify the key issues with hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and the strategies to solve them. The main topics will cover proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, anion exchange membrane (AEM) fuel cells, direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFCs), PEM and AEM based electrolyzers, hydrogen production, delivery and storage.