Fuel Cell, Hybrid/Derivative Technologies
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.). More than 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 for space applications 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), an acknowledged fuel cell manufacturing leader, and the University of South Carolina (2006-2010), formerly the site of the sole National Science Foundation industry/university collaborative research center for fuel cells. He is currently a researcher at the University of Hawai‘i – Mānoa and leads the Hawai‘i Sustainable Energy Research Facility. His work has led to more than 110 journal papers, book chapters and proceedings, and, more than 25 granted and published patents. He is an advisory board member of Sci and editorial board member of Electrochem and Molecules. He is a member of the Electrochemical Society, the International Society of Electrochemistry, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi.