J. Robert Selman to be awarded Grove Medal in recognition of a lifetime of work on fuel cells
Oxford, 14 September, 2010 – Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced that J. Robert Selman, University Distinguished Research Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA) and author of over 135 journal papers, will be awarded the prestigious Grove Medal at the forthcoming Grove Fuel Cell Science & Technology Conference (www.fuelcelladvances.com) in Zaragoza, Spain, 6-7 October 2010.
The Grove Medal is a distinction awarded to those who have made valuable contributions towards the development and success of fuel cell technology. Candidates for the Grove Medal award are selected and voted for by the Grove Steering Committee. The Medal is presented at the annual Grove Fuel Cell Event.
Robert Selman has over 30 years of experience in battery and fuel cell research and development, and the global commercialization of these technologies. His expertise is the electrochemical engineering of batteries and fuel cells and electrode materials for batteries and high-temperature fuel cell electrodes. He has six patents, among which are the basic patents for phase change material in Li-ion batteries. Following receipt of the award on Wednesday 6 October, he will give the Grove Medal Lecture to officially open the two-day conference programme.
Prof. Lars Sjunnesson, Chair of the Grove Steering Committee, is pleased to honour a fellow pioneer of fuel cell technology, “The Grove Committee is very pleased to announce this year’s Medal recipient. Robert Selman has contributed greatly to international fuel cell research and, more importantly, to the commercialization of the technology. It is fitting that he should be honoured in this way and at this important event in the fuel cell calendar.”