He obtained his PhD from the University of Pisa, Italy and has been working in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells since late 1990’s. He is a NRF rated scientist. He is a PI/Co-PI in several bilateral projects with international partners. He has recently successfully organized a National South African Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Supply Chain Workshop with the participation of over 30 companies and SMMEs. He is chairing and organising the first international conference on Hydrogen and Fuel cells in South Africa, with participation from leading researchers and businesses globally.
As programme manager for HySA Systems, he is managing both (i) combined heat and power (CHP) and (ii) fuel cell vehicles (FCV), programmes. His current focus is on developing components and systems, covering the whole value chain of PEM fuel cells, for CHP and FCV applications. His interests include PEM based fuel cells and electrolysers.
He has published in several peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings, and is an inventor of 9 patents and counting. He has been an invited speaker at the Zing Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Conference (July 2013) and plenary speaker at the 2nd International Symposium on Electrochemistry (July 2012).