Piotr Zelenay, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Piotr Zelenay received his Ph.D. and D.Sc. (“habilitation”) in chemistry from Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Texas A&M University, College Station (1983-1986), Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1988, 1989, 1990-92) and Colorado State University, Fort Collins (1996-1997). In 1994, Piotr Zelenay received prestigious Spanish fellowship Profesores Visitantes Iberdrola to spend sabbatical leave at the University of Alicante, Spain. He was Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Warsaw University from 1983 to 1998, that is, until giving up his position in Warsaw to become permanent staff at LANL. Dr. Zelenay’s expertise is in polymer electrolyte fuel cells, electrocatalysis, surface electrochemistry (ionic and molecular adsorption, surface reconstruction, underpotential deposition), electrode kinetics and organic electrosynthesis. In MPA-11's Fuel Cell Program, Dr. Zelenay is the Team Leader for Electrolcatalysis. His primary responsibilities include technical leadership of direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) and fuel cell electrocatalysis research. Piotr Zelenay has authored or co-authored over 90 papers as well as over 130 conference presentations and invited lectures as well as several patent applications in the field of DMFCs. He is a member of the Electrochemical Society and International Society of Electrochemistry.