ZHIGANG  QI Author of Evaluating Organization Development


Vice-president and CTO
Wuhan Troowin Power System Technology Co., Ltd.

I have devoted myself to the R&D, manufacturing and marketing of fuel cell technology since January 1996. By working at H Power Corp., Plug Power Inc., MTI Microfuel Cells Inc., Wuhan Intepower Fuel Cells Co., Ltd., and Wuhan Troowin Power System Technology Co., Ltd. as a researcher, manager, and top executive, I have gained hands-on experiences in PEMFCs, DMFCs, and PAFCs. Some of my work played important roles in advancing the technology and gained myself reputation worldwide.


Currently the chief technology officer and vice-president of Wuhan Troowin Power System Technology Co., Ltd. (China), I am a seasoned electro/analytical chemist and materials scientist, and have received diverse technical and managerial trainings. I obtained my B. Sc. (Chemistry) and M. Sc. (Analytical Chemistry) from the University of Science and Technology Beijing (China) in 1985 and 1988, respectively. I received another M. Sc. (Electrochemistry) from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) in 1993, and Ph. D. (Polymer and Materials Chemistry) from McGill University (Canada) in 1996. I did my post-doctoral research at Memorial University of Newfoundland from Jan. 1996 to July 1997.
In 1997, I joined H Power Corp. (US) as a senior staff scientist and the supervisor of the Electrochemistry Lab. In 2003, I moved to Plug Power (US) as the manager of the Analytical and Fundamentals group and was subsequently appointed as a corporate Fellow in late 2004. I joined MTI Micro Fuel Cells (US) as a corporate Fellow in November 2007, managing DMFC technology advancement in performance and durability until I moved to Wuhan Intepower Co., Ltd. (China) in 2009 as a vice president overseeing the R&D and the domestic and international collaborations in the area of renewable energy. I was appointed as the CEO of Wuhan Intepower Fuel Cells in 2013. I joined Wuhan Troowin Power System Technology Co., Ltd. in March 2014.
I have broad experience in the areas of PEMFCs, DMFCs, and PAFCs. I have 1 monograph, 6 book chapters, 56 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 9 US patents, and 7 China patents. I am the convener of IEC TC105 Terminologies working group, vice-chairman of CEEIA Fuel Cell Branch, board member of International Electrochemical Energy Institute, a technical advisor of the Knowledge Foundation (US), a member of the China Fuel Cell and Flow Cell Standardization Committee, a technical committee member of the Fuel Cell Key Laboratory in Hubei Province, a committee member of the China Industrial Association of Power Sources, the chief scientist and manager of two key projects of the “863” Plan (China) with a total funding of $14 million. My monograph “Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells” incorporating years of my experience and observations was published by CRC Press in 2014.


    Ph.D, McGill Univ., Polymer and Materials Chem. 1996
    M. Sc, Memroial Univ. of Newfoundland, Electrochem.1993
    M.Sc., Univ. of Sci. & Tech. Beijing, Analytical Chem., 1988
    B. Sc., Univ. of Sci. & Tech. Beijing, Chemistry, 1985

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    1. Fuel Cells, particular PEMFCs, DMFCs, and PAFCs
    2. Batteries
    3. Nanotechnology
    4. Analytical Chemistry
    5. Electrochemistry
    6. Material Science

Personal Interests

    1. Reading
    2. Writing
    3. Sports


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