About Bruno

Professor Bruno G. POLLET BSc (Hons) MSc PhD AHEA AFIChemE FRSC

Bruno PolletAn international Research Leader with a reputation for research in Electrochemical Engineering, Electrochemical Energy Conversion, Energy Materials and Sono-electrochemistry (Power Ultrasound in Chemistry) from the development of novel materials (hydrogen storage & fuel cell), hydrogen fuel cell to water treatment/disinfection demonstrators & prototypes (Combined Heat & Power, Portable and Vehicles).

Scopus h-index = 40; Google Scholar h-index = 46 ; # of publications (inc. books, chapters etc) > 250; # of citations > 7,000

My research also focuses on the use of ultrasound for the generation of useful gases (e.g. hydrogen), hydrogen storage, electrolyser and fuel cell materials (e.g. metal-hydrides, electrocatalysts and electrodes). My group is also researching in the areas of sonochemistry and sonoelectrochemistry; and we use sonoelectrochemistry as a tool to elucidate electrochemical mechanisms and to optimise ultrasonic reactors.

  • President of the “Green Hydrogen” division of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
  • Associate Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK)
  • Leader of NTNU Team Hydrogen (Norway)
  • Member of the External Expert Advisory Board (EEAB) of the European project H2 CoopStorage (H2CS) 
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)
  • Extraordinary Professor of Hydrogen Energy, University of the Western Cape (RSA)
  • Visiting Professor, HySAFER Centre, University of Ulster (UK)
  • Member of the EERA JP FC&H2 Steering Committee 
  • Member of the Electrochemical Society (USA)
  • Member of the European Society of Sonochemistry 
  • Series Editor of Elsevier (AP) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Primers
  • Series Co-Editor of Springerbriefs in Molecular Science: Ultrasound and Sonochemistry
  • Editorial Board members of: Materials Advances (RSC), Electrocatalysis (Springer), International Journal of Energy Research (Wiley), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), Renewables: Wind, Water and Solar (Elsevier), Ultrasonics Sonochemistry (Elsevier),International Journal of Energy Research (Elsevier), Molecules (MDPI), Advances in Chemical Research (Lidsen)
  • Executive Editor of  ULTRASONICS – SONOCHEMISTRY
  • International Collaborator of the Ni Electro Can project (Canada)
  • Visiting Professor in Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER), Ulster University (UK)
  • Committee Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Applied Catalysis Group (UK)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Electrochemistry Group (UK)
  • H2FC European Infrastructure Project Advisory & Peer Review Board Member (EU)
  • International Advisory Board member of the Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy (AAHE)
  • Board Committee Member of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES) (Canada)
  • Advisory Committee member of the Standardised Fuel Cell Network (SFCN) (Canada)
  • Co-founder and Board of Directors of the South African Hydrogen Association (RSA)
  • Member of the Royal Society of South Africa (RSA)

Bruno G. Pollet (https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Georges_Pollet) is a full Professor of Renewable Energy at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. He currently leads the “NTNU Team Hydrogen”. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK), an Associate Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE, UK) and Board of Directors’ member of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). He is currently “Professeur des Universités Invité” at the Université de Franche-Comté (France), Visiting Professors (VP) at the University of Ulster (UK) and the University of the Western Cape (RSA), and was a VP at the University of Yamanashi, Professor Watanabe’s labs (Japan). His research covers a wide range of areas in Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Engineering, Sono-electrochemistry (Power Ultrasound in Electrochemistry) and System Integration, from the development of novel fuel cell and electrolyser nanomaterials to the development of systems, demonstrators & prototypes. He was a full Professor of Energy Materials and Systems at the University of the Western Cape (RSA) and R&D Director of the National Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems Competence Centre. He was also a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at The University of Birmingham (UK) as well as a co-founder and an Associate Director of the Birmingham Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research. He has worked for Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd (UK) and various other industries worldwide as Technical Account Manager, Project Manager, Research Manager, R&D Director, Head of R&D and Chief Technology Officer. He was awarded a Diploma in Chemistry and Material Sciences from the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France), a BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry from Coventry University (UK) and an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Aberdeen (UK). He also gained his PhD in Physical Chemistry in the field of Electrochemistry and Sonochemistry under the supervision of Professors J. Phil Lorimer & Tim J. Mason at the Sonochemistry Centre of Excellence, Coventry University. He undertook his PostDoc in Electrocatalysis at the Liverpool University Electrochemistry group led by Professor David J. Schiffrin. Bruno has published many scientific publications, articles, book chapters and books in the field of Sonoelectrochemistry, Fuel Cells, Electrocatalysis and Electrochemical Engineering. Bruno is member of several editorial boards of international journals (Elsevier, Springer & Wiley). He is fluent in English, French & Spanish.

In his spare time, his interests include reading and writing Scientific & Engineering papers, wine & food tasting, cycling, skiing, football, gym, pétanque, travelling and listening to soul/house/dance/jazz/classical music.

Email: bruno.g.pollet@ntnu.no

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