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J. Robert Selman to be awarded 2010 Grove Medal in recognition of pioneering fuel cell work

The prestigious 2010 Grove Medal will be awarded to J. Robert Selman, University Distinguished Research Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, at the forthcoming Fuel Cells Science & Technology Conference, taking place 6–7 October in Zaragoza, Spain.

The Grove Medal is a distinction awarded to those who have made valuable contributions towards the development and success of fuel cell technology. Candidates are selected and voted for by the Grove Steering Committee. The Medal is presented at the annual Grove Fuel Cell Event, which this year is the Fuel Cells Science & Technology 2010 Conference in Zaragoza, Spain.

After Professor Selman has been presented with the award on Wednesday 6 October, he will give the Grove Medal Lecture to officially open the two-day conference programme.

Robert Selman has more than 30 years' experience in battery and fuel cell research and development, and the global commercialisation of these technologies. His expertise is the electrochemical engineering of batteries and fuel cells, and electrode materials for batteries and high-temperature fuel cell electrodes.

'Robert Selman has contributed greatly to international fuel cell research and, more importantly, to the commercialisation of the technology,' says Professor Lars Sjunnesson, Chair of the Grove Steering Committee. 'It is fitting that he should be honoured in this way and at this important event in the fuel cell calendar.'

Fuel Cells Science & Technology 2010 will take place 6–7 October at the World Trade Center in Zaragoza, Spain. The biennial Fuel Cells Science & Technology Conference provides a dedicated scientific forum to bring together the various disciplines of basic scientific research that underpin technological advances in fuel cell developments and applications.


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