Dr. Bruno G. Pollet, Professor of Chemistry at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), was educated at Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Coventry University, England, where he earned his doctorate. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry, and Adjunct Professor in Renewable Energy at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Dr. Pollet, regarded as one of the most prominent hydrogen experts in the world, is President of the Green Hydrogen Division at International Association for Hydrogen Energy, and has worked on hydrogen energy in the UK, Japan, South Africa, Norway and Canada. At UQTR, he is Co-Director of the Institute for Hydrogen Research (Institut de Recherche sur l’Hydrogène).
Dr. Pollet is a member of the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition, an Independent Advisory Council to the United Nations’ Secretary-General, and leads H2CAN 2.0, a cluster of hydrogen R&D groups in Canada. He serves on the board of directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and Hydrogène Québec. He was awarded two prestigious NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs in Green Hydrogen Production, and the Innergex Renewable Energy Research Chair focussing on the next generation of hydrogen production and water electrolyzers. Dr. Pollet’s research activities cover a wide range of areas spanning electrochemistry, electrochemical energy conversion and sonoelectrochemistry (the application of ultrasound in electrochemistry). This includes the development of new materials, hydrogen storage and fuel cells, and water treatment and disinfection. Dr. Pollet was awarded the International Association for Hydrogen Energy’s Sir William Grove Award for his work in hydrogen, fuel cell and electrolyzer technologies.