Jean St-Pierre, Ph.D., P.Eng. is a graduate of École Polytechnique, Montréal, Canada and holds 3 engineering degrees from this institution (Ph.D., M.Sc.A., B.Ing.). Twenty years of his industrial and academic career has been devoted to the development of proton exchange membrane fuel cells including aspects such as water management, freezing, degradation mechanisms, mathematical modeling, diagnosis and measurement methods, electrocatalysis, pure oxygen operation and reactant stream unit operations (gas separation and fuel reforming catalysts). He previously held principal research scientist and research professor positions at respectively Ballard Power Systems (1995-2005) and the University of South Carolina (2006-2010). He is currently a researcher at the University of Hawaii. His work has led to more than 85 journal papers, book chapters and proceedings, and, more than 25 granted and published patents. He is a member of the Electrochemical Society, the International Society of Electrochemistry and Sigma Xi.

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