Rodney L. Borup, Ph.D.

Rod Borup is a Team Leader in the fuel cell program at Los Alamos National Lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  He received his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1988, and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1993.  He has worked on fuel cell technology since 1994, working in the areas of hydrogen production and PEM fuel cell stack components.  He has been awarded 12 U.S. patents, authored over 40 papers related to fuel cell technology and presented over 60 oral papers at international and national meetings including ~10 invited presentations.  His current main research area is related to water transport in PEM fuel cells and PEM fuel cell durability.  Recently he was awarded the 2005 DOE Hydrogen Program R&D Award for the most significant R&D contribution of the year for his team's work in fuel cell durability and was the Principal Investigator for the 2004 Fuel Cell Seminar (San Antonio, TX USA) Best Poster Award.