Dr. Ali Raissi, Ph.D.

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Ali is a thirty-seven year veteran of hydrogen research and development. His areas of
expertise include hydrogen production, storage, utilization and detection; solar fuels and chemicals; and biomass energy conversion. In 2018, he was awarded a Brain Pool (BP) Fellowship by the Korean National Research Foundation and spent a year as the External Director at MetaVista Inc. (now, HEXAR LLC) in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.


From 2001 to 2018, Ali was a research faculty at the University of Central Florida Energy Research Center. As Director of the Advanced Energy Research Division, he managed more than 20 faculty and staff involved in hydrogen energy R&D including, among others, hydrogen production, storage and liquefaction, sensing and detection,
separation and purification, and utilization in PEM fuel cells.


Dr. Raissi holds a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and has authored or co-authored 160 highly cited articles and technical reports, predominantly focused on hydrogen production and storage. Dr. Raissi has been granted more than thirty-five U.S. and international patents. He was awarded The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Award in 2017; inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2016; won an R&D 100 Award in 2014 for the development of a novel hydrogen detection sensor and an Innovative Technology Award in 2004 at the 15th World Hydrogen Energy Conf., Yokohama, Japan.