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Board Committee Members - Fuel Cells

The board committee members listed below are in order of time joining the IAOEES

 



Dr. Jiujun Zhang
National Research Council, Canada

Dr. Jiujun Zhang is a Principal Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), a Member (Fellow) of The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Member (Fellow) of The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The technical expertise areas of Dr. Zhang are Electrochemistry, Photoelectrochemistry, Spectroelectrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, Fuel cells (PEMFC, SOFC, and DMFC), Batteries, and Supercapacitors. Dr. Zhang received his B.S. and M.Sc. in Electrochemistry from Peking University in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Electrochemistry from Wuhan University in 1988.
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  Starting in 1990, he carried out three terms of postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology, York University, and the University of British Columbia. Dr. Zhang holds more than 14 adjunct professorships, including one at the University of Waterloo, one at the University of British Columbia and one at Peking University. Up to now, Dr. Zhang has more than 400 publications with approximately 18000 citations, including 230 refereed journal papers, 15 edited /co-authored books, 36 book chapters, 110 conference keynotes and invited oral presentations, as well as over 16 US/EU/WO/JP/CA patents, and produced in excess of 90 industrial technical reports. Dr. Zhang serves as the editor/editorial board member for several international journals as well as Editor for book series (Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion, CRC press). Dr. Zhang is Chairman/President of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES), an active member of The Electrochemical Society ECS), the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), and the American Chemical Society (ACS, as well as the Canadian Institute of Chemistry (CIC).

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Dr. David P. Wilkinson
University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. David P. Wilkinson is a Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1). He is a fellow of several organizations including the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Chemical Institute of Canada, and Academy of Science of Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Wilkinson received his B.A.Sc. Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1978 and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa in 1987, where his graduate work was done with Professor Brian Conway. He has over 20 years of industrial experience in the areas of fuel cells and advanced lithium batteries. He also maintained a joint appointment with the National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation for several years where he was a Principal Research Officer and a senior advisor. In addition to being a Professor at UBC, Dr. Wilkinson was the Director of the UBC Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) for four years.
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  Prior to his university appointment Dr. Wilkinson was the Director, and then Vice President of Research at Ballard Power Systems Inc., involved with the research, development and application of fuel cell technology. Prior to joining Ballard in 1990 he was the group leader for chemistry and electrochemistry at Moli Energy and part of the team that developed the world’s first commercial rechargeable lithium AA battery. Dr. Wilkinson has received a number of awards for his work including the R.A. McLachlan Award, the highest award for professional engineering in British Columbia, the Electrochemical Society Battery Division Technology Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association, and the Grove Medal award for contributions to fuel cell technology. Dr. Wilkinson’s main research interests are in electrochemical and photochemical power devices and processes to create clean and sustainable energy. He has over 80 patents and more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals covering innovative research in these fields. He is a Board Committee Steering member of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES).

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Dr. Jean-Pol Dodelet
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique(INRS), Canada

Dr. Jean-Pol Dodelet is the Board Steering Committee member of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science. Dr. Dodelet got his Ph.D in Physical-Chemistry in 1969 from “L’Université Catholique de Louvain”, Belgium. The same year, he left for Canada where he was Post-doctoral Fellow (from 1969 to 1971), then Research Associate (from 1971 to 1976) in Radiation Chemistry at “The University of Alberta”, Alberta, Canada.
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  In 1976, he became Professor of Physical-Chemistry at “L’Université du Québec à Trois Rivières” in Québec, Canada, where he worked until 1981 on the photoconducting properties of molecular photoconductors. In 1981 he became Professor of Physical-Chemistry at INRS, which stands for “Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique”, in Québec, Canada, where he is still working presently. At INRS, he got interested in electrocatalysis, especially in non-noble electrocatalysts for the reduction of oxygen in PEM fuel cells, a research topic that he has now pursued since 1990. Dr. Dodelet has published approximately 250 refereed papers in books and scientific journals, including Science and Nature Communications. These publications have earned him to date approximately 7500 citations. He is also listed as co-inventor on 10 patents in the area of carbon nanotubes and electrocatalysis. In the last several years, Dr. Dodelet collaborated with General Motors in the frame of an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in electrocatalysis, sponsored by General Motors of Canada. Now Prof. Dodelet is the steering board committee member of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES).

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Dr. Piotr Zelenay
Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States

Dr. Piotr Zelenay received his Ph.D. and D.Sc. (“habilitation”) degrees in chemistry from the University of Warsaw, Poland. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Texas A&M University, and a visiting professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Alicante, and Colorado State University. Dr. Zelenay was appointed a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw in 1983 and remained at the University until 1997 when he accepted permanent research position with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
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  He has been associated with Materials Physics and Applications Division (formerly Materials Science and Technology Division) at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the past 16 years. He is currently a Project Leader and Team Leader at LANL focusing primarily on fundamental and applied aspects of polymer electrolyte fuel cell science and technology, electrocatalysis and electrode kinetics. Dr. Zelenay has published over 100 research articles in renowned scientific journals with over 7000 citations, including Nature, Science, and Chemical Reviews, and has co-authored over 300 presentations, of which ca. 100 have been invited, keynote, and plenary lectures. He has 17 patents and patent applications in the area of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Since becoming Project Leader for LANL Fuel Cell Program in 2000, Dr. Zelenay led numerous research projects, including numerous large ones for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and received more than 20 awards and other honors. In 2010, he was awarded the DOE Hydrogen Program R&D Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Fuel Cell Technologies for research on non-precious metal electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction and, in 2013, the Electrochemical Society Energy Technology award. He is an Affiliate Professor of University of Warsaw, Poland, an active member of the Electrochemical Society and International Society of Electrochemistry, a member of the Editorial Board of Electrocatalysis, and the steering committee board member of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES).

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Dr. Radenka Maric
University of Connecticut, United States

Dr. Radenka Maric is a Named Professor in Sustainable Energy at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Material Science and Engineering. Dr. Maric was the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in engineering from Kyoto University in Japan in 1996. After fifteen years as a researcher and program manager, particularly at the National Research Council of Canada as a Senior Research Officer, Core Competency Leader and Program manager...
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  she decided to communicate her passion for science to the next generation of scientists by joining UConn in 2010. Her research interests include fundamental understanding of the effect of structure, defects, and microstructure on transport and electrical properties of surfaces and interfaces. In particular, she is interested in developing novel materials for fuel cell, batteries and biosensors, durability study, performance and life prognosis, aging, material state changes, and long term behavior. She has published widely in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, etc. (over 200 refereed publications) and has given keynote talks, seminars and short courses (e.g. on nanomaterials and fuel cells) worldwide. She has introduced innovative approaches to nanomaterial synthesis that led to a number of industrial projects. Throughout her career, she has received numerous awards for innovation and leadership development in Japan, Canada and the U.S. She was elected to serve as a Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of Science. Dr. Maric is an active member of The Electrochemical Society, the International Society of Electrochemistry, and the American Chemical Society, as well as the Materials Research Society. Dr. Maric is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

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Dr. Pei Kang Shen
Sun Yat-sen University, China

Dr. Pei Kang Shen obtained his B.Sc. in Electrochemistry at Xiamen University in 1982, and he continuously carried out his research and teaching at the same university for seven years before he became a visiting researcher in the United Kingdom. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Essex University in 1992. From then on he has been working at Essex University, Hong Kong University, the City University of Hong Kong, and the South China University of Technology.
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  Since 2001, he has been the Director and Professor of the Advanced Energy Materials Research Laboratory at the Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, P. R. China). He is the author of over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals or specialized book with a total number of 7000 citations, of 30 patents, and of more than 100 meeting presentations. Prof. Shen has been serving as the chairman for several large-scaled international conferences in the past several years. His research interests include fuel cells and batteries, electrochemistry of nanomaterials and of nanocomposite functional materials, and electrochemical engineering.

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Dr. San Ping Jiang
Curtin University, Australia

Dr. San Ping Jiang obtained his B.Eng from South China University of Technology and PhD from The City University, London. He is a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Deputy Director of Fuels and Energy Technology Institute (FETI), Curtin University, Australia and Adjunct Professor of the University of Sunshine Coast University, Australia.
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  He also holds Visiting/Guest Professorships at Central South University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Guangzhou University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Sichung University, and Shandong University. Before joining Curtin University in 2010, Dr. Jiang worked at Essex University in UK, CSIRO Materials Science and Manufacturing Division, Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd (CFCL) in Australia and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His research interests encompass solid oxide fuel cells, proton exchange membrane and direct alcohol fuel cells, water electrolysis, solid state ionics, electrocatalysis and nano-structured functional materials.

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Dr. Bruno G. Pollet
University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Professor Bruno G. Pollet (FRSC AFIChemE) is a Professor at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, and Director of the DST Hydrogen South Africa Systems Competence. Prof. Pollet was educated both in France and in the UK. He joined the University of Liverpool Electrochemistry Group headed by Prof. David J. Schiffrin where he worked as an EPSRC and EU Research Fellow in the field of electroanalytical chemistry and fuel cell electrocatalysis.
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  His expertise and experience in the research fields of hydrogen energy, PEM fuel cell, electrocatalysis and electrochemical engineering. He was formerly a co-founder and an Associate Director of the Birmingham Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research and Operations, and Delivery Director of the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in hydrogen, fuel cells and their applications in the UK. He was responsible for HFC Vehicle project and PEMFC, MEA and fuel cell electrocatalysis activities at the University of Birmingham. He also developed and implemented the first UK M.Sc and Ph.D programs with integrated studies on ‘’Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Their Applications’’. He has worked for Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd as Test Facility Scientist, Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) Design Scientist and Program Leader. Prof. Pollet has published many scientific publications, articles and book chapters (inc. one book) in the field of fuel cells, electrocatalysis and electrochemical engineering. Currently he is an active member of: the SAHA, IAHE, ECS, ISE, RSC, IChemE, SCI and several editorial board journals (International Journal of Hydrogen Energy/Electrocatalysis/etc).

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Dr. Stefania Specchia
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Prof. Stefania Specchia is an Associate Professor of Chemical Plant Design at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, leading the Gre.En2 (GReen ENergy & ENgineering) Group. The technical expertise areas of Prof. Specchia are Catalytic Reaction Engineering, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, Fuel Cells (PEMFC and DMFC), Fuel Processors, and Valorization of Wastes.
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  Prof. Specchia received her M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 1995. After 7 years working in the industry (Quality Department and R&D Lab for the development of oxidation catalysts), she joined Politecnico di Torino in 2002. In 2012 she was appointed Adjunct Professor at the China Jiliang University. She has been a Lecturer of the courses “Introduction to Industrial Quality Management”, “Hydrogen Technologies and Fuel Cells – Module of Hydrogen Production”, and “Chemical and Electrochemical Reactors – Module of Electrochemical Reactors”. Now, Prof. Specchia is responsible for EU and national research projects, and also various international cooperations. She is the supervisor of 10 grad/ungrad students and post-doc fellowships.Up to now, Prof Specchia has authored/co-author of 73 peer-reviewed publications on international journals with approximately 1000 citations, 5 chapters of international books, one national patent, 142 proceedings of congresses. She attended 49 international congresses (10 of them as invited keynote lecturer). Prof. Specchia is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering, and the Italian Society of Chemistry.

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Dr. Jinli Qiao
Donghua University, China

Dr. Jinli Qiao is a Professor, Ph.D. Supervisor and Scientific Core-Competency Leader at Donghua University, China. She received her PhD in Electrochemistry from Yamaguchi University, Japan, in 2004 before joining the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, as a research scientist. From 2004–2008, she carried out 7 fuel cell projects including two NEDO projects of Japan on the development of novel proton-conducting membranes, MEA fabrications and non-platinum catalysts. Starting from 2008 to present, she carried out and has been carried out in total 12 projects funded by Chinese Government including National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSF) and the International Academic Cooperation and Exchange Program of Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (SSTC).
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  As the first/corresponding author, Dr. Qiao has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, 40 conference and keynote/invited oral presentations, 4 book chapters, 2 co-edited books including “Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide,2016”, “Electrochemical Polymer Electrolyte Membranes,2015”, and more than 30 Japan/China invention patents and 16 granted. She has also 4 papers being selected as ESI 2015 Hot paper and Highly sited paper including Chem. Soc. Rev.
Dr. Qiao is the Vice President of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES) and the Board Member of Electro-membrane Association of China (EMAC). She serves as the Gust Editor for peer-reviewed journals including Electrochim. Acta., Int. J. Hydrogen Energy and Appl. Energy. She is also the reviewer/referees of more than twenty famous International Journals including Nature Commun., Sci. Rep., J. Am. Chem Soc., Energy Environ Sci. and Angewandte Chemie. etc. Dr. Qiao has more than 20 years of scientific research experience, particularly in the area of electrochemical material development and energy storage and conversion including PEM fuel cells, CO2 electroreduction, researchable Zn-air batteries and supercapacitors.

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Dr. Zhigang Qi
Wuhan Troowin Power System Technology Co., China

Dr. Zhigang Qi currently is the Chief Technology Officer and Vice-President of Wuhan Troowin Power System Technology Co., Ltd. Dr. Qi received his B.Sc. in chemistry and M.Sc. in analytical chemistry from the University of Science and Technology Beijing (China) in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He earned another M.Sc. in electrochemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) in 1993, and a Ph.D. in polymer and materials chemistry from McGill University (Canada) in 1996.
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  After doing post-doctoral research for a year and a half, Dr. Qi joined H Power Corp. (U.S.) as a senior staff scientist and the supervisor of the electrochemistry lab. In 2003, he moved to Plug Power (U.S.) as the manager of the analytical and fundamentals group, and was subsequently appointed as a corporate fellow in late 2004. He joined MTI Micro Fuel Cells (U.S.) as a corporate fellow in November 2007 leading the effort to enhance the power density and durability of direct methanol fuel cells until he moved to Wuhan Intepower Co., Ltd. (China) in 2009 as a vice president overseeing R&D, domestic and international collaboration in the area of renewable energy. He was appointed as the chief executive officer of Wuhan Intepower Fuel Cells Co., Ltd. in 2013. Dr. Qi has broad experience in the areas of proton exchange membrane fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells, and phosphoric acid fuel cells. He authored CRC book “Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, published 56 articles, 6 book chapters, has 9 US patents, and 7 Chinese patents. He is a technical advisor of the Knowledge Foundation (U.S.), a member of the China Fuel Cell and Flow Cell Standardization Committee, a technical committee member of the Fuel Cell Key Laboratory in Hubei Province, the chief scientist and manager of two key projects of the 863 Plan (China) with a total funding of $14 million, and was an editorial board member of the Journal of Power Sources (EU).

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Dr. Jian Li
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Jian Li is a Professor at Centre for Fuel Cell Innovation, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Dr. Li obtained his first Ph.D in Physical Metallurgy from the Central Iron and Steel Research Institute (Beijing), and his second Ph.D in Ceramic Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign n 1990. He did his postdoctoral fellow studying shape memory materials in USA in Prof. C. M. Wayman’s group.
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  In 1995, he joined Prof. R. D. James of University of Minnesota at Twin Cities as a postdoctoral fellow doing research on magnetic shape memory materials. From 1996 to 2001, he worked as a Material Engineer/Senior Material Engineer at FuelCell Energy Inc., developing materials and processes for molten carbonate fuel cells. From 2001 to 2004, as a senior scientist, he worked for Versa Power Systems, Inc. (then Global Thermoelectric, Inc.) in Canada, working on interconnect and contact development for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Since 2004, he has been a Professor at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, continuing his research on SOFCs, high-strength steels for automobiles and Li-air battery. He has authored over 100 scientific publications, received 6 US patents and 6 Chinese patents.

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Dr. Pang-Chieh (Jay) Sui
University of Victoria, Canada

Dr. Pang-Chieh (Jay) Sui is the Director of Conference Division of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES). Dr Sui is a Senior Research Engineer in the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) and Manager of the Energy Systems Transport Phenomena (ESTP) Lab of the University of Victoria. Dr. Sui received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, U.S.A, in 1992 and 1997 respectively.
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  He then worked as a Research Scientist in the National Driving Simulator as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Iowa during 1997-2003. He joined IESVic in 2003. Dr. Sui’s research interests include Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs), Combustion and Flame, Transport Phenomena at Near-critical States, Multiphysics Simulations, Laser Diagnostics for Reacting Flows. Specific topics of his research include computer-aided design and simulation tools for PEMFC, multi-scale simulation methods, turbulent flows in stack headers, characterisation and reconstruction of porous media in fuel cells, and so on. His current work focuses on the investigation of coupled chemical and mechanical degradation in PEMFCs. He has been involved in numerous collaborative, interdisciplinary activities with research organizations in the U.S., Canada, and China & Taiwan. He also actively participates in technical conferences and constantly serves as reviewer for journal papers. He has helped in organizing an array of international conferences and workshops, including ISTP-20, Canada-China Clean Energy Conference, Cross-strait Clean Energy Conference. Outside of his work, Dr. Sui is an avid photographer and gardener. He enjoys traveling, cooking, music and wood working.

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Dr. Shijun Liao
South China University of Technology, China

Dr. Shijun Liao is a Professor at South China University of Technology, Director of the Key Laboratory of Fuel Cell Technology of Guangdong Province, and associate editor of Journal of Nanomaterials, He received his Ph. D degree from South China University of Technology, after that he has worked at this university till now. Dr. Liao’s research works mainly focused on the fuel cell technology and engineering, electrocatalysis, and nanomaterials for fuel cell and Li-ion battery application.
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  He authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers published on JACS, Chem. Comm., J. Catal., Carbon, Angew. Chemie, J. Mater. Chem., etc, 30 patents application and 10 issued patents, and a book chapter. He has received six awards issued by Chinese Education Ministry and Guangdong Province for his excellent researches.

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Dr. Min-Fang Han
Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Min-Fang Han now is a professor in Tsinghua University, also the professor at China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing (CUMTB), and the Director of Union Research Center of Fuel Cell in CUMTB. Dr. Han is the Distinguished Professor of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, Principal Scientist of National 973 SOFC Program, and the Academic Leader of Beijing Municipal Key Discipline of Clear Energy.
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  Dr. Han was the Chairman of Asian SOFC Symposium in 2012. Dr. Han was the woman pace-setter, obtained her Talents Awards for 3 times in Jiangsu Province (2011), Beijing (2007) and Ministry of Education(2006), her Science and Technology Awards for 3 times in Beijing (2011) and Ministry of Education(2009 and 2007), and her Teaching Awards for 2 times in 2008 and 2004, respectively. She has edited 3 books and translated 1 book; applied 24 Chinese invention patents, 16 authorized; published 160 Academic papers and 60 presentations. Dr. Han Obtained her Bachelor degree of Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1990, Master and Doctor degrees of Engineering from CUMTB in 1993, and 2002, respectively. She was the Visiting Professor in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich, 2008) and the Visiting Scholar in Technical University of Dresden Germany (2001). Now, her research areas relate to the new energy and new material technology, including : Solid Oxide Fuel Cell materials and power system, oxygen permeation membrane (OPM), hydrogen refining from coal relative gas, ceramic materials, Geopolymer, solid waste utilization such as fly ash, red mud and so on, and CO2 utilization and recycle.

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Dr. Haijiang Wang
National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada

Dr. Haijiang Wang is a Principal Research Officer at National Research Council of Canada (NRC). He received his PhD degree in Electrochemistry from the University of Copenhagen in 1993. He then joined Utah State University as a post-doctoral researcher to continue his work on electron transfer theories and electrochemically generated radicals. In 1997, he worked as a research scientist at the Western Research Centre, Natural Resources Canada where he started his career in fuel cell research. From 1999 to 2004, he pursued his career as a senior research scientist in fuel cell research at Ballard Power Systems, the pioneer and world leader in PEM fuel cell technology. There he worked as a principal investigator and stream leader for low cost gas diffusion layer development and design of membrane electrode assembly.
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  Since 2004, Dr. Wang had been a senior research officer at NRC until he was promoted to a principal research officer in 2015. He was the team leader of the Unit Cell core competency research team, Acting Group Leader of the PEM Fuel Cell group, Chair of the Diversity Committee at IFCI, an Adjunct Professor at UBC, the University of Waterloo and five overseas universities, as well as Program Technical Leader of the Energy Storage Program and Project Manager of over a dozen projects with total value of more than $10M. Dr. Wang received the Ballard Outstanding Award in 2002, the NRC Outstanding Award and the Public Service Excellence Award in 2006. To date, Dr. Wang has been granted 5 patents, written 43 technical reports, and published 170 peer-reviewed journal papers as well as 3 books and 10 book chapters. He has an h-factor of 44 and over 10,000 citations. He was listed as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson-Reuters in 2014.

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Dr. Mu Pan
Wuhan University of Technology, China

Dr. Mu Pan is a Chair Professor at Wuhan University of Technology, Director of Hubei Fuel Cell Key Laboratory, Vice-Director of State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing. Dr. Pan is the Vice-Chairman of China Association for Hydrogen Energy, Vice-Chairman of National Committee on fuel cell & Battery of standardization Administration of China, and Advisor committee members of China National 863 (HTRDP) Program for the field of advanced energy technologies. Dr. Pan obtained his B.E and M.E...
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  from Shanghai Jiao Tong University during 1981-1988, and his Ph.D from Wuhan University of Technology in 1999. , 1994-1999. Dr. Pan has conducted more than 10 research projects as project principal investigator, such as National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Basic Research Program of China and National High Technology R&D Plan Program. etc. He has many publications in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of energy materials and engineering, particularly in PEM fuel cell science and technology.

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Dr. Xianguo Li
University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. Xianguo Li is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Energy, and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Dr. Li has a wide range of research interests, including fuel cells, liquid atomization and sprays, and energy systems. His research is both fundamental and applied, involving technologies used today and anticipated for the future. Dr. Li has published extensively, including over 100 journal articles and a book...
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  entitled “Principals of Fuel Cells”. He has also edited a book entitled “Progress in Green Energy”. His published articles have received extensive citations, including some rated within the top 1% in the field. One of his published articles received the best paper award at an international conference. Dr. Li has contributed actively to the progress of the engineering profession and society. He established the International Green Energy Conference series, and launched the annual review series Progress in Green Energy. Dr. Li is currently serving on the editorial board of six international scientific / technical journals, a book series on fuel cells and an encyclopedia on energy engineering and technology. Dr. Li also serves as the division chair for the Advanced Energy Systems technical division within the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and on various committees established by different levels of government.

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Dr. Tzyy-Lung Leon Yu
Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Dr. Tzyy-Lung Leon Yu is a Professor in Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at Yuan Ze University. Dr. Yu obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry from National Tsing-Hua University (Taiwan) in 1971, and Ph.D. degree in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University (USA) in 1988, respectively. He was an Associate Professor from 1989 till 1993, then Professor at Yuan Ze University from 1993 until now. He joined Yuan Ze Fuel Cell Center research group since 2001.
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  His research interests are: (1) Polymer light scattering, viscoelasticty, and morphology; (2) Low temperature & high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells and direct methanol fuel cells. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 publications in scientific journals and 10 patents.

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Dr. Nicolas Alonso-Vante
University of Poitiers, France

Dr. Nicolas Alonso-Vante is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Poitiers. Dr. Alonso-Vante obtained his degrees of Docteur Troisième Cycle (1981) and Doctorat d’Etat (1984) from the University of Strasbourg, respectively. Under the auspices of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation he was awarded a two years Post-Doc fellowship (1985-1986) at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut-Berlin (now Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin), where he further worked as a senior scientist in the department of solar energy until August 1997.
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  Over more than two decades he has developed materials in the nanodivided scale based on transition metal and chalcogenides in metallic and semiconducting form in Germany and France. Using facile chemical routes he has pioneered the use of non-platinum and non-precious metal catalysts center chalcogenides in order to understand the complex process of the oxygen reduction reaction process, an important technological reaction in low temperature fuel cells. Other interest of such materials in combination with light harvesting are devoted to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, and photocatalysis. Dr. Alonso-Vante’s other main research interests are (Photo) electrochemistry and (Photo) electrocatalysis of novel materials using various ex situ and in situ techniques, fuel generation, interfacial characterization and surface analytical techniques. He is the author of over 180 publications, book chapters, editor of a two-volume e-book of electrochemistry in Spanish and holds 2 US, 2 German, and 2 French patents; his work has been widely cited. He has received the awards of the National Polytechnic Institute-Mexico as a R&D distinguished graduate, and of the Mexican Council of Technology SNI-III recognition as a Mexican researcher working outside Mexico. He is also a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry, the Electrochemical Society, and the Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie.

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Dr. Deborah J. Jones
Montpellier University, France

Dr. Deborah J. Jones is a Professor and Director of the laboratory for "Aggregates, Interfaces and Materials for Energy" at the Institute for Molecular Chemistry and Materials at Montpellier University, France. She is also a Full Senior Research Scientist of the French National Scientific Research Council (CNRS) at the Charles Gerhardt Institute for Molecular Chemistry and Materials, in Montpellier, France. Dr. Jones received her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1982 from the University of London, King's College. She is the Senior Editor of the journal "Fuel Cells...
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  – from fundamentals to systems", and has co-authored more than 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, ten review articles, and ten patents. Dr Jones has been an invited speaker at the Gordon Conferences on Fuel Cells (2004), Polymers (2009), Membranes (2010), plenary lecturer at the Grove Scientific Advances in Fuel Cells conference (2010), invited speaker at the International Fuel Cell Workshop (Kofu, 2003, 2009), and at the ACS Polymer Division conference on Advances in Fuel Cell Materials in 2007, 2009 and 2011, respectively. She is the Chair-Elect of the Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Division of the International Society of Electrochemistry. Dr. Jones has coordinated/led many sizeable projects including the European Community funded CARISMA Coordination Action for Research on Intermediate and high temperature Specialised Membrane electrode Assemblies (2007-2008), the Ionomer Membranes activities in the European Integrated Project Autobrane (2005-2009), and the MAESTRO (novel membranes) and CATAPULT (novel concepts for fuel cell catalysts) projects funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen. She has also co-organized many international conferences including the International Conference series on Progress of MEA components for Medium and High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells held in La Grande Motte, France, the annual ECS Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells symposium since 2009, and the ISE annual Fuel Cells symposia since 2010. Her current research directions include the development and characterization of new electrolyte, catalyst and electrode materials for medium and high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells and electrolyzers, and for proton ceramic fuel cells, and the validation of new materials by their integration into functional devices, ageing and durability studies of proton conducting materials, membrane electrode assemblies and stacks, as well as the development of catalyst materials for hydrogen generation from liquid fuels.

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Dr. Siyu Ye
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada

Dr. Siyu Ye is a Principal Research Scientist at Ballard Power Systems Inc., and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Ye received his B.Sc. in 1982 and his Ph. D. in 1988, both from Xiamen University, respectively. He was a Volkswagen Foundation Postdoctoral at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany (1988-1991) and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Québec at Montréal, Canada (1991-1993). From 1994 to 2000, he was a senior research scientist at the Hydro-Québec Research Institute, Canada...
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  In 2000, Dr. Ye joined Ballard Power Systems as a senior research scientist. He was promoted to principal research scientist in 2002. Dr. Ye is recognized as a leading expert in electrocatalysis and electrocatalyst development for fuel cells. He has been instrumental in developing Ballard’s high performance, durable anode and cathode catalyst technology. Over the last 13 years Dr. Ye has been involved in all aspects of fuel cell R&D and presently leads the Advanced Catalyst Layer Development activities within Ballard’s R&D function as well as the management of a couple of Ballard’s research collaboration projects with university professors and national lab researchers in Canada and US. His responsibilities include the technical leadership of Ballard’s MEA design for both automotive and stationary applications. He has over 100 peer-reviewed papers, as well as many patents and patent applications. Dr. Ye is author or co-author of one book and several book chapters. He has been an international advisory board member, invited speaker/symposium organizer/session chair at many international professional conferences.

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Dr. Dave Ghosh
XRD Energytech Solutions Inc., Canada

Dr. Dave Ghosh is President of XRG Energytech Solutions Inc., a recently formed company in Vancouver, Canada, dedicated to help companies commercialize clean energy and advanced materials technologies and products in practical industrial situations. Dr. Ghosh has over 40 years of experience in industry, both public & private and Government R&D organizations. He recently retired as Director, Science & Technology, NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation where he led a team of over 100 scientists & engineers involved in the development...
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  of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and hydrogen technologies in collaboration with major automotive companies such as Daimler, Ford, Nissan and Toyota. He also worked with Ballard, a world leading PEMFC developer selling products in Materials Handing, Telecom Backup Power and buses. Before joining the NRC, Dave Ghosh was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Calgary-based public company Global Thermoelectric Inc. (presently Versa Power Systems) where he helped turn the company into one of the world’s leading developer of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems. He started up the Fuel Cell Division from scratch and developed SOFC products for both stationary and automotive markets with Fortune 500 companies such as Enbridge, BMW & Delphi. He was part of senior management team that raised over $160M from public market and was instrumental in putting together automated manufacturing & assembly plant in Calgary. Before Global he was the Head of the Manufacturing Technologies Department at the Alberta Research Council where he led a team to develop and commercialize materials technologies for industry. Dave has held industrial R&D positions in Japan, Brazil and Canada. Dr. Ghosh has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada and a B.Tech in Metallugical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-B), Bombay. He has published over 80 technical papers and has co-authored over 11 patents granted or pending.

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Dr. Lin Zhuang
Wuhan University, China

Prof. Lin Zhuang is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Wuhan University, and the Vice-Chair of the Physical Electrochemical Division of International Society of Electrochemistry (2011-2012) and the Chair of China Section of Electrochemical Society (2010-2011). Dr. Zhuang earned his Ph.D. in electrochemistry at Wuhan University in 1998. Then he joined the Department of Chemistry at Wuhan University as a lecturer, and was promoted to associate professor and full professor in 2001 and 2003, respectively.
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  He was a visiting scientist at Cornell University from 2004 to 2005, and is an Adjunct Professor of Xiamen University. He serves an editorial board member of Science China: Chemistry, Acta Chimica Sinica and Journal of Electrochemistry. Dr. Zhuang has authored many research papers in high impacting journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Angewandte Chemie; Journal of the American Chemical Society; Accounts of Chemical Research; Chemical Science; Energy & Environmental Science, etc., and book chapters in high-impacting Wiely and Springer books.

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Dr. Hong Zhu
Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China

Dr. Hong Zhu is a Professor in School of Science at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), the Vice-Director of Department of Organic Chemistry, the Board Member of School Academy Committee, Academic Degree Committee, and Teacher Staff Training Committee. Dr。 Zhu is the Director-General of Institute of Modern Catalysis at the State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering (BUCT). She is also the Board Committee member of Chinese Advanced Material Society, Chinese Society of Renewable Energy,...
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  as well as Society of Railway Science and Technology. Dr. Zhu obtained her M.Sc and Ph.D from China University of Mining & Technology (CUMT) in 1991 and 1998, respectively. Dr. Zhu’s expertise areas include key materials such as alkaline membranes, composite membranes and nano-structured electrocatalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells including both acidic and alkaline PEM fuel cells. She authorized two books on “Fuel Cell Expended Systems” and “Development of Renewable Energy”, respectively. Dr. Zhu have won many awards including Innovation Award Of New Century Chinese Women (2006), Award for the Most Outstanding BeiQianWan Chinese People (2000); Award of S&T Innovation/Achievement (JiangSu Province, 2002); Award of Women S&T Innovation Contest (JiangSu Province, 2002); Award of Coal Industry S&T Innovation/Achievement (JiangSu Province, 2001); Award of Chinese National Coal Industry S&T Innovation/Achievement (2000); Award of TianYou-Zhan S&T Innovation/Achievement (2008); and Award of S&T Innovation/Achievement (Beijing, 2009).

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Dr. Qingfeng Li
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Dr. Qingfeng Li is recognized internationally by invitations as organizing committee, scientific advisory board member and chair at international conferences (> 40 times), plenary and keynote speaker (> 20 times). Currently, he is an associate professor at Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His research areas include proton conducting materials, electrocatalysts and the related technologies e.g. fuel cells and electrolysers. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. in Electrochemistry from Northeastern University, China, in 1990.
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  As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Li started in the early 1990´s the research on HT-PEM at DTU. He has participated/coordinated more than 20 EU and Nordic research projects within the HT-PEM fuel cell area, and is currently the leader of 4M Centre devoted to fundamental research om mechanism, materials, manufacturing and management of HT-PEMFCs, funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research. Based on his contributions to the HT-PEM development he was in 2006 awarded Doctor Degree of Technices at DTU. He has published more than 120 peer reviewed journal papers, 3 authored/edited books and 10 book chapters, and nearly 200 conference presentations. Dr. Li has an H-index of 25 with a total citation of > 4000 times. Dr. Li has been involved in teaching 5 undergraduate courses and 6 graduate courses including a lecturing and an experimental course on Hydrogen Energy and Fuel cells at DTU. He is an active member of, among other, the Electrochemical Society and the International Society of Electrochemistry (and currently the region representative of Denmark 2012-now).

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Dr. Frank Chen
University of South Carolina, United States

Dr. Fanglin (Frank) Chen is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. He serves as an Executive Committee member at the High Temperature Materials Division of the Electrochemical Society, an Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, and an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Fuel Cells, and serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Fuels. Dr. Chen received his B.S in Chemistry (1992) from Anhui University, a M.Sc in Materials Science and Engineering (1995) from University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering (2001) from Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). He had spent six years as Senior/Staff Engineer and Task Leader working in the Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Program at the United Technologies Research Center.
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  In addition, Dr. Chen had experiences working at Riso National Laboratory in Denmark and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Chen is a core faculty member of the South Carolina SmartState Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Center, leading materials development thrust. Dr. Chen’s primary teaching responsibilities at the University of South Carolina are in the areas of engineering materials and fuel cell technologies. His research interests are in the area of synthesis and characterization of novel materials for applications in solid oxide fuel cells, solid oxide electrolysis cells, separation membranes, supercapacitors, and electrochemical gas sensors. Dr. Chen has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal papers, holds 3 US patents and has 7 US patent applications. Dr. Chen has received several awards and recognitions including Great Job Award (2002 and 2007) and Outstanding Achievement Award (2005) from the United Technologies Research Center, Summer Faculty Fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory (2009 and 2010), the Rising Star Faculty Award (2010), the Young Investigator Award (2010) and the Research Progress Award (2012) from the University of South Carolina, and the South Carolina Governor’s Young Scientist Award (2013).

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Dr. Brant A. Peppley
Queen's University, Canada

Dr. Brant A. Peppley is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Department of Chemical Engineering and Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre at Queen’s University, Canada. Dr. Peppley received his Ph.D from the Royal Military College in 1997 under the supervision of Drs. J.C. Amphlett and R.F. Mann. He has been working in the field of fuel cell research for more than 27 years. In 1986 he tested the very early Ballard Fuel Cell Stacks at the Royal Military College of Canada. He served as scientific advisor for the Canadian Department...
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  of National Defence (DND) for various fuel cell research contracts and also as Group Leader of the Electrochemical Power Sources Group from 1997 - 2003. His 93 publications have been cited by others more than 3400 times. He is a Theme Leader for the NSERC Automotive Partnerships Network on Catalyst Research for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (CaRPE FC). He was a Theme Leader for system development in SOFC Canada, the strategic network on solid oxide fuel cells. He was the founding Director of the Queen’s-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre (www.fcrc.ca) and is the Project Leader of Energy Storage and Recovery Ontario, a network funded by the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence program. His current research interests include modeling and development of new materials and fabrication technologies for fuel cell and hydrogen system components and the development of porous electrodes and catalysts for hydrogen production. He was Scientific Co-Chair for the 2012 World Hydrogen Energy Conference in Toronto where 1200 delegates came together from more than 30 countries. He received the Academic Award for Excellence from the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association for 2013.

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Dr. Hui Yang
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Hui Yang is a Professor and Director of Center for Energy Storage and Conversion at Shanghai Advanced Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Principal Scientist of National 973 (DMFC) Program of China, Vice-Chairman of China Association for Hydrogen Energy. Dr. Yang received his Ph. D. from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS. From Aug. 2000 to Oct. 2005, Dr. Yang worked as postdoctoral fellow then visiting professor at Saga University (Japan), Poitiers University (France), and The City University of New York (US),..
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  respectively. In 2005, Dr. Yang joined Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology as the "Hundred Talents Project" of the CAS. In 2010, Dr. Yang moved to Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, CAS. He has conducted more than 10 research projects as principal investigator, such as NSF of China, National 973 Program of China and National 863 Program of China. He has published about 150 peer-reviewed papers with over 2000 citations. His research interests include fuel cells’ electrocatalysis, direct alcohol fuel cells and nanostructured materials for energy storage.

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Dr. Trung Van Nguyen
University of Kansas, United States

Dr. Trung Van Nguyen is a Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas, and a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and a founder of two fuel cell start-up companies. He has a BS from North Carolina State University and MS and PhD from Texas A&M University, all in Chemical Engineering. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Kansas, he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Associate Director of the Center for Electrochemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Senior Product & Process Development Engineer...
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  at Duracell, and Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He also served in 2007-2009 as Program Director of the Energy for Sustainability Program at the National Science Foundation. He has contributed more than 95 publications and 6 patents, given over 220 invited and conference presentations, and received awards both for research and teaching. His works have been cited more than 6000 times. His current research is on transport and interfacial phenomena in fuel cells and batteries and mathematical modeling of electrochemical systems.

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Dr. Tong Zhang
Tongji University, China

Dr. Tong Zhang is a Professor and Director of New Energy Automotive Engineering Center at Tongji University (China). Dr. Zhang obtained his Bachelor degree from Automotive Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, and Ph.D from the Institute of Automotive Engineering at Technical University of Berlin (Germany) in 1991. Dr. Zhang worked at the Ford Motor Company Product Development Center (Cologne, Germany) for 14 years, accumulated a profound grasp of expertise and experience. Since 2006, he served as the Deputy-Director and Professor ...
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  in the New Energy Automotive Engineering Center at Tongji University, and General Manager of Shanghai Fuel Cell Vehicle Powertrain Co., Ltd.. Dr. Zhang Chaired the 863 fuel cell cars powered platform project, committed to the development of a new generation of fuel cell cars; he also chaired the National Science and Technology project to promote new energy vehicles In 2006, Dr. Zhang’s team won the 2004-2006 Model Worker Team; in 2007, he won Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology progress Award; in 2008, his team was awarded the Olympics advanced Team; in 2010, his team won the Shanghai Science and Technology Expo positive contribution award; in 2011, his energy-saving and new energy vehicles project won the Fifth China Technology Market Association Golden Bridge Award; in 2012, his Tongji key fuel cell components and application standards for China Machinery Industry won the Third Ranking of China Science and Technology Award prize; in 2013, his car multi-source integrated powertrain technology and application team won the Shanghai First Ranking of Science and Technology Award, respectively.

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Dr. Chendong Huang
SAIC Motor Corporation, China

Dr. Chendong Huang received his Ph.D from the University of Michigan, USA. After that, he joined the AMPs, Inc (a Lockheed Martin subsidiary) as a Senior Engineer and involved in NASA Ice & Fire program. Later on, he joined in Ford Motor Company as a Project Engineer, then promoted to Technical Expert and Department Manager. Dr. Huang led the Ford team for Fuel cell vehicle development from 2000 till 2008. In 2008 he joined in SAIC Motor Corporation as a Director of Fuel Cell Vehicle and Program Management.
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  He led SAIC Fuel Cell Vehicle and Fuel Cell Bus programs including 2010 Shanghai Expo program. In 2010, he was promoted to the Deputy General Manager, New Energy Vehicle Division of SAIC Motor. He is the owner of several US patents and also published many journal articles. He won several awards from Ford Motor Company, SAIC Motor’s President award in 2009 and Shanghai Mayor Expo Achievement Award in 2010. In 2011 Dr. Huang was selected as the Winner of Shanghai Most Outstanding One-thousand People Program.

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Dr. Hongmei Yu
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Hongmei Yu is a Professor at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Yu is also the Vice-General Secretary of National Committee on fuel cell & Battery of standardization Administration of China, and a fuel cell standard expert in IEC TC105. She obtained her B.S from Dalian University of Science & Technology, M.S. from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and her Ph.D from Dalian University of Science & Technology in 1999, respectively. After her Ph.D., she worked in Dalian University of Science...
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  & Technology as a Chemical Engineering Lecturer for two years. Since 2002 she worked as an Associate Professor, then Professor at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, focusing on fuel cell research. Dr. Yu worked as a Visiting Professor in Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System, Germany, during 2003-2004. Dr. Yu has conducted China national research projects and International cooperation projects as project principal investigator, i.e., National Natural Science Foundation of China, National High Technology R&D Plan Program. She authored 90+ publications in peer-reviewed journals and 50+ patents in the areas of energy materials, particularly in proton exchange membrane fuel cells, alkaline anion exchange membrane fuel cells, water electrolysers and photoelectrochemistry cells.

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Dr. Ned Djilali
University of Victoria, Canada

Dr. Ned Djilali is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria (Uvic), a Professional Engineer of Canada, the Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Advanced Energy Systems Design and Computational Modeling, the Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the President of the CFD Society of Canada, and the Interim Director of PICS (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions). Dr. DJilali received his Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield Polytechnic), UK, a Master's degree in Aeronautics from Imperial College, UK; and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Djilali has served as Director of UVic’s renowned Institute for Integrated Energy Systems and of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, leading and facilitating the development and implementation of low carbon energy systems, and training many graduates who have become world leaders in academia and industry.
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  His research focuses on fuel cells and energy systems analysis, with a particular emphasis on transport phenomena (fluid flow, heat, mass and charge transport), computational modeling and design, and large scale integration of renewable energy. Prior to joining UVic, he was staff specialist with the Advanced Aerodynamics Department at Bombardier Inc, where he worked on the design of the Regional Jet. Dr. Djilali has published over 130 journal papers, and earned the Highly Cited Researcher distinction. He holds several patents, and has collaborated with leading automotive and clean energy technology companies and organizations around the world. He serves on the editorial board of several international journals, and has also supported engineering initiatives and informed energy policy through service on numerous national and international committees.

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Dr. Biao Zhou
University of Windsor, Canada

Dr. Biao Zhou is a Professor at the University of Windsor in two different departments, the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Zhou graduated from Tsinghua University, and worked at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Princeton University, University of Taxes at Austin, Royal Military College of Canada, and Ballard Power Systems. Dr. Zhou is internationally recognized for his excellent research in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC), including mathematical modeling, innovative design, and optimization. His team has successfully developed six computer software packages to investigate liquid water behaviors and their impacts on fuel cell performance.
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  Dr. Biao Zhou is currently working on multidisciplinary topics related to clean power technologies, including water and thermal management in PEMFC; Non-carbon catalyst support for PEMFC; Nano-structure design of Membrane-Electrode-Assembly (MEA); Lithium-ion battery management system; Motor control; Fuel cell-battery hybrid vehicle; and Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulent combustion with detailed chemistry for gasoline, diesel, and bio-diesel combustion and Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine.

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Dr. Yan Xiang
Beihang University, China

Dr. Yan Xiang is a full Professor of materials chemistry and Dean of Basic Research Institute at Beihang University (Beihang), and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Xiang obtained her Ph.D. of Physical Chemistry from Sichuan University in 2001. After that, she did her postdoctoral research in Department of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. The Beijing Key Laboratory of Bioinspired Energy Materials and Devices, led by Dr. Xiang is one of the leading laboratories in terms of fuel cell relevant advance materials, bio-composite energy conversation materials & system etc.
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  Dr. Xiang has served as a Principal Investigator/Leader of over ten key research projects, including China National 863 Program project, key project of the NSFC, excellent young scientist foundation of NSFC etc. She was nominated by Beijing Novel Young Scientist Plan, and won the awards of Beijing Talents Program and the Ministry of Education New Century Excellent Talents program. Dr. Xiang has published many research papers in high-impacting international journals such as Chem. Soc. Rev., Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., ChemSusChem, Chem. Commun., J. Phys. Chem., J. Polym. Sci. Part A, J. Power Sources, J. Membr. Sci. etc., 7 Chinese patents and 2 international patents.

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Dr. Shichun Mu
Wuhan University of Technology, China

Dr. Shichun Mu is a full Professor at Wuhan University of Technology. Dr. Mu is the Editor of the Frontiers in Energy Storage and the Senior Editor of the Journal of Nanoscience Letters. Dr. Mu received his Ph.D. in 2001 from Chinese Academy of Science, China. He was a postdoctoral at State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing at Wuhan University of Technology. In 2006, he was promoted to be a full Professor at the same institution. He was an academic Visitor Scholar (from 2007 to 2008) at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory at University of Oxford.
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  Dr. Mu’s expertise areas are nonmetallic mineralogy, mineral materials, hydrogen storage materials and reinforced proton exchange membranes of PEM fuel cells. His current research interests include advanced membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) with ultralow Pt loading and electrocatalysts with high activity and stability towards oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) for both PEM fuel cells and alkaline fuel cells, nano-materials for lithium ion batteries and nano-carbon materials (e.g., graphene) applied in new energy. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed technical articles and applied for 82 invention patents involving hydrogen storage, graphene materials, PEM fuel cells and lithium ion batteries.

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Dr. Jian Xie
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA

Dr. Jian Xie is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Purdue School of Engineering (A Purdue University School), Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He received his PhD in chemistry from Miami University, U.S.A. in 1999 and B.S. in chemical engineering (emphasis on electrochemical engineering) from Tianjin University, China in 1982. Before joining the university, he was a principal research scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute and worked on fuel cell R&D as well as Li-ion batteries and artificial lung from 2006 to 2007. Prior to Battelle, as the program manager and senior electrochemical engineer at Cabot Corp, he worked extensively on catalyst development for fuel cells from 2004 to 2006.
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  From 2001 to 2004, he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory on fuel cell research covering from membrane electrolytes, catalysts, membrane electrode assembly (MEA) to durability of fuel cells. As a system engineer, he was in charge of developing electric propulsion system for Electric Vehicle (EV) and Hybrid EV at General Motors Advanced Technology Vehicle, Indianapolis Technical Center from 1999 to 2010. He has published many journal papers, patents applications, and book chapters. He has been awarded ~5 million research grants within last 7 years. In 2014, he was awarded the “Abraham M. Max Distinguished Professor” by the School of Engineering. He served as review board members for more than 12 journals including the well-known “Nature”. He also serves as the panelist of the review panel for US National Science Foundation (NSF), Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of US Department of Energy (DOE), Canadian National Science Foundation (CNSF) for grant proposal review and evaluation. He has been served as the session chair for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Symposium in the Electrochemical Society Meeting for more than 5 years.

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Dr. Xindong Wang
University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Dr. Xindong Wang is a Professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry at University of Science and Technology Beijing. He obtained his B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of Science and Technology Beijing. Dr. Wang received his second Ph.D. in Chemistry at Technical University of Denmark, in 1990. From 1991, he was appointed as the Vice-Dean and Dean of the Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing. Between May 1995 and Oct.1995, Dr. Wang was a Visiting Researcher of Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Kyoto University. His research interests include fuel cell (DMFC and MCFC), lithium ion battery, electrochemical supercapacitor and hydrogen energy. He had been responsible for the important programs of National Natural Science Fund, National 863 Program.
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  He is the recipient of a number of awards including the Second Award of Technical Advancement of National Educational Committee (as the main participator, 1995), the Outstanding Backbone Young Teacher of Beijing (1996), the Excellent Young Teachers (Sponsored by The Fund of Ministry of Education of PRC, 2001), Elected for the first "Sponsor Program for Prominent Talents of the New Era" (initiated by Ministry of Education of PRC, 2004), the oversea Distinguished Young Scholars (Sponsored by the Fund of National Science Fund, 2005) and Second Award of Natural Science Sponsored by The Fund of Ministry of Education of PRC (as the first accomplisher, 2007). Dr. Wang is a Commissioner of Physical Chemistry Committee and Electrochemistry Committee (China), an active member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS, USA) and a member of International Society of Elctrochemistry (ISE).

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Dr. Shaorong Wang
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS), China

Dr. Shaorong Wang is a Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader at Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS). Dr. Wang obtained his BSc and MSc from Chengdu University of Science & Technology in 1983 and 1986, respectively, and his PhD from Yokohama National University, Japan, in 1998. After that he spent two years at Electrical Technology Laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan, for his Post Doctor research, then another two years working in Nihon University before returning to China in 2003.
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  After obtaining his BS, Dr. Wang worked in Chengdu University of Science & Technology for more than 8 years till 1994. Dr. Wang has a research laboratory with focus on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) in his current organization and has been playing a role of Group Leader for more than 10 years. He has owned about 30 patents and published over 100 papers in high-impacting journals up to now.

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Dr. Shengli Chen
Wuhan University, China

Dr. Shengli Chen is currently a Luojia Professor of chemistry at Wuhan University, China. He is the Chair of the nanoelectrochemistry division of the Chinese Electrochemical Society. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in electrochemistry from Wuhan University in 1996. During 1998-2000, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow on nonlinear dynamics in electrocatalytic oxidation of small fuel molecules in Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University (Dallas). In October 2000, he moved to Imperial College London, where he worked on nanoelectrochemisty and fuel cell electrocatalysis as a research associate with Prof. Anthony Kucernak in Department of Chemistry.
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  In April 2004, he came back to Wuhan University and was appointed as a Professor in Department of Chemistry. He was a visiting scientist at Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware in 2011. His current research is focused on the nanoelectrochemistry, electrocatalysis, theoretical and computational electrochemistry.

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Dr. Daniel Guay
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada

Dr. Daniel Guay is a Professor at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Canada. Daniel obtained his Ph.D. in Materials and Energy in 1988 from INRS-Énergie, Matériaux, Télécommunications (INRS-EMT), under the supervision of Dr. Jean Pol Dodelet. Then, he moved to France to do a postdoctoral fellow at LURE (Laboratoire pour l'utilisation du rayonnement électromagnétique), and then hired as a Chargé de recherche at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Since 1991, he has started his professor career from an Assistant Professor to a Full professor/Group Leader till now at INRS-EMT.
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  At INRS, his research areas cover the development of new nanomaterials including electrocatalysts, and their integration into the electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies such as fuel cells and batteries, etc.. In the last five years, Daniel and his group have many successful industrial collaborations with partners such as (i) Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc. (inert anodes for the electrolysis of aluminum); (ii) Ovivo Canada (electrodes for electrodehydration); (iii) Air Liquide Canada (metallic membrane for the separation and purification of hydrogen); (iv) Armstrong Monitoring Corporation (new sensor for NH3 detection; (v) Mantra Energy (electroreduction of CO2); and (vi) Orbite (recovery of rare earths). Dr. Guay has published close to 200 refereed papers in books and scientific journals. These publications have earned more than 7000 citations.

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Dr. Minhua Shao
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Dr. Minhua Shao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He earned BS and MS degrees in chemistry from Xiamen University, and a PhD degree in materials science and engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2006. Dr. Shao joined UTC Power in 2007 to lead the development of advanced catalysts and supports for proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) and phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC). He was promoted to UTC Technical Fellow and Project Manager in 2012. In 2013, he joined Ford Motor Company to conduct research on lithium-ion batteries for the next generation electrified vehicles. He then joined HKUST in 2014 to pursue an academic career.
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  He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, 1 edited book and filed over 30 patent applications. He has also received a number of awards, including the Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award from the ECS Energy Technology Division (2014), Student Achievement Award from the ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division (2007), President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students from Stony Brook University (2006). Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad from China Scholarship Council (2006), and Dr. Mow Shiah Lin Award from Brookhaven National Laboratory (2006).

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Dr. Zhigang Zhao
Nanjing Tech University, China

Dr. Zhigang Zhao is a Professor in the State Key Laboratory of Material Oriented Chemical Engineering at Nanjing Tech University and also Director of the Institute of Renewable Energy & Advanced Materials of Nanjing Tech University Pujiang College. Dr. Zhao obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from University of Amsterdam in 1994. With a strong background in magnetic materials and magnetism research, Dr. Zhao’s research areas include renewable energy R&D, system integration, hydrogen storage materials/longevity and safety, ultra-thin/custom shaped carbon fiber paper fabrication, 10 kW system testing and control for automobile applications, as well as low-platinum content catalysts.
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  Dr. Zhao has published over 70 research papers in high-impacting journals and holds more than 10 patents. In 2009, Dr. Zhigang Zhao was appointed as Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Its Applications R&D Center. In 2012, Dr. Zhigang Zhao was appointed as Director of the Key Materials of Hydrogen Energy of Nanjing.

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Dr. Jiang Liu
South China University of Technology, China

Dr. Jiang Liu received her degrees of Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. from Jilin University and had been working there as a teaching associate, lecturer, associated professor and professor till 2000 when she went to Georgia Institute of Technology of USA as a visiting scholar. In August, 2000, she begun to work at Northwestern University of USA as a research associate and had been there till June, 2003. Currently, she is a professor in the School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology. She is also serving as vice dean of the school. Dr. Liu’s research interests include SOFCs with fossil fuels, high temperature functional materials, solid electrolyte of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC), and zinc-air batteries. She has published over a hundred papers and has been authorized 18 patents.



Junliang Zhang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Dr. Junliang Zhang is now the Zhiyuan Chair Professor, Director of the Institute of Fuel Cells and Associate Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook, U.S.A. his BS in Thermal Energy Engineering and MS in Internal Combustion Engine from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Dr. Zhang worked as a research assistant from 2002 to 2005 and a research associate from 2005 to 2007, respectively, in Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.
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  From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a research scientist, and then a senior scientist from 2009 to 2011, respectively, in Electrochemical Energy Research Laboratory of General Motors, USA. He has published more than 50 journal papers, which have been cited more than 3000 times. He has co-authored 2 books and applied more than 30 Chinese/international patents. He is now chairing the projects from “863” program, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and so on. His current research focuses on (1) electrochemistry and nanomaterials, (2) fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors, and (3) heat and mass transfer in electrochemical energy system.

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Dr. Jing-Li Luo
University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Jing-Li Luo is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada and a Follow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (加拿大工程院院士). Dr. Luo received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University, Canada in 1992, and joined the Materials Department at the University of Alberta in 1995. Dr. Luo has conducted extensive research on the development of alternative fuel cells and corrosion control and has published over 270 papers in refereed journals and holds 6 US patents. She co-edited three proceedings of the national and international symposiums and contributed one book chapter.
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  The awards she has received include Canadian Research Chair in Alternative Fuel Cells, Canadian Metal Chemistry Award, Morris Cohen Award. Dr. Luo has been a member of International Corrosion Council since 2005, and an organizing committee member of several national and international conferences.

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