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Subhash Singhal, Ph.D., a Battelle fellow and director of Fuel Cells at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), received the 2008 Grove Medal for sustained advances in fuel cell technology. Singhal was presented with the medal by Lars Sjunnesson, chairman of the Grove Committee, at the opening of the recent 2008 Grove Symposium on Fuel Cell Science and Technology in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he also gave the opening plenary presentation.
Singhal has previously received several other awards for his contributions to fuel cell technology, including the American Ceramic Society’s Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Award in 2001; an Invited Professorship Award from the Japan Ministry of Science, Education and Culture in 2002; the Christian Friedrich Schoenbein Gold Medal from the European Fuel Cell Forum in 2006; and the Fuel Cell Seminar Award in 2007.
Singhal joined PNNL in April 2000 after nearly 30 years at Siemens Corp. (formerly Westinghouse Electric Corp.), where he led the development of solid oxide fuel cell technology from a laboratory curiosity to fully integrated 200 kW power generation systems. At PNNL, Singhal provides senior technical, managerial and commercialization leadership to the laboratory’s fuel cell program.
Singhal received his doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Singhal is a fellow of four professional societies: the American Ceramic Society, the Electrochemical Society, ASM International, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a senior member of TMS, the Mineral, Metals & Materials Society and has served on numerous national and international advisory panels.
Singhal has authored more than 85 scientific publications; edited 13 books; received 13 patents; and delivered over 260 plenary, keynote and other invited presentations worldwide. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah, and he serves on the visiting advisory board of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida and the advisory board of the Florida Institute of Sustainable Energy.
For more information, visit www.pnl.gov.