Qualifications: Ph.D. 1977 Materials Science The Flinders University of South Australia M.Sc. 1972 Inorganic Chemistry Panjab University, India B.Sc. (Hons) 1971 Chemistry Panjab University, India Positions held: Research Program Leader CSIRO Energy Technology 2011 - current Research Group Leader CSIRO Energy Technology 2009 - current Chief Research Scientist CSIRO Energy Technology 1997 - current Director Research and Development Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd 1992 - 1997 and Chief Operating Officer General Manager, Technology Strategy Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd 1997 - 1999 Key member of the CSIRO’s team that established Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited developing and commercialising the solid oxide fuel cell technology. Elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science & Engineering (2002) and became a fellow of Australian Institute of Energy (2003). Life time member of the Australian Ceramic Society. Member of the International Energy Agency Executive Committee on Advanced Fuel Cells (1995 – 1999). Secretary / Treasurer: International Solid state Ionics Society: Jan 2000 - Dec 2001. Authored / co-authored over 215 papers, book chapters and review articles, 170 presentations at conferences, and 40 patents on 12 inventions. h-index: 36, Citations: over 3700. Research experience: 35 years experience in the research and development of materials, technologies and systems in the energy area. Research interests: Oxygen sensors, electrolytic hydrogen production, fuel cells (SOFC, PEMFC, Micro FC, DCFC), integration of hydrogen / renewable energy / fuel cell systems, gas separation membranes, solid electrolyte systems, ionic transport in materials, relationship between material microstructure and electrical properties.
Biography Updated on 9 December 2012