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Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is an independent advisory body to the Governing Board. Its priorities are to:

  • Advise on the scientific priorities to be addressed in annual work plans;
  • Advise on the scientific achievements described in the annual activity report.

The Scientific Committee has nine members, selected by the Governing Board on the basis of their scientific competencies and expertise to give their science-based recommendations on the priorities and the progress of the FCH JU.

The members reflect a balanced representation of world class expertise from academia, industry and regulatory bodies. They represent different fields of expertise within fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.

Members of the FCH JU Scientific Committee: show/hide the members section


  • Mr Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, Professor in FCH, University of Birmingham, UK

Vice - Chair

  • Ms Deborah J. Jones, Full Senior Research Chemist (Directeur de Recherche Première Classe, DR1) of the French National Scientific Research Council (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) at the University of Montpellier, FR
  • Ms Julie Mougin, Head of Hydrogen Components and Systems Section at CEA-Grenoble/LITEN, FR

Other members

  • Mr Marcello Baricco, Full Professor in Materials Science and Technology at the Chemistry Department - Deputy Rector - University of Turin, IT, IT
  • Mr Jean-Pierre L. Birat, CEO and owner of IF Steelman, Consulting SOHO SME, FR
  • Mr Hubert A. Gasteiger, Full Professor at the Chemistry Department at the Technical University Munich, DE
  • Mr Aristide Massardo - Full Professor of Energy Systems, Polytechnic School, University of Genoa, IT
  • Mr Michael Sterner, Head of Research Center for Energy Networks and Energy Storage, Technical University OAS Regensburg, DE
  • Ms Daria E. Vladikova, Director of the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BG

Rules of Procedure of the Scientific Committee