Bruno G. Pollet

University of the Western Cape, South Africa


Pollet recently joined HySA (Hydrogen South Africa) Systems Competence Centre at the University of the Western Cape as Director and Professor of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies. Pollet is known for his expertise and dynamism in the research fields of PEMFC and Electrochemical Engineering. He was formerly Associate Director (and Acting 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. He was responsible for the DECC HFCCAT Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle project and PEMFC & MEA activities at the University of Birmingham. He has worked for Samuel Banner Ltd (Banner Chemicals Group) and Albion Chemicals Ltd (now Brenntag (UK) Ltd) in Sales and Marketing, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd (Johnson Matthey Plc) as Test Facility Scientist, Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) Design Scientist and Programme Leader, SmartWater Europe Ltd as Research Manager and Coventry University as Head of Sonoelectrochemistry, Project Development Manager and Lecturer in Environmental & Physical Sciences. Pollet also worked as an EPSRC and EU Research Fellow in the field of Fuel Cells and Electrochemiluminescence at the University of Liverpool Electrochemistry Group headed by Professor David J. Schiffrin. He was awarded a Diploma in Chemistry and Material Sciences from the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France), a BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry from Coventry University and an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Aberdeen. He also gained his PhD in Physical Chemistry in the field of Electrochemistry & Sonochemistry (Sonoelectrochemistry) under the supervision of Professors J. Phil Lorimer & T.J. Mason at Coventry University. Pollet has published many scientific publications, articles and book chapters (inc. one book) in the field of Fuel Cells and Electrochemical Engineering.

Biography Updated on 28 January 2013

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