Godwin Severa, Ph.D., MBA, has over 10 years of experience in materials chemistry for renewable energy, in the areas of hydrogen storage, biomass separation for biofuel production, and air purification. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2010. His dissertation was focused on synthesis and characterization of novel alkali, alkaline-earth and transition metals hydrogen storage materials for integration with hydrogen PEM fuel cells. His postdoctoral research at Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (2010-2013) was on utilization of sustainable ‘green chemicals’, ionic liquids, in multi-component separation of biomass for renewable energy use. He obtained an MBA from Shidler College of business at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2014. Dr. Severa joined the faculty of Hawaii Natural Energy Institute in 2014. His current research interests is focused on development of novel absorbent materials for gaseous contaminants mitigation and hydrogen storage.