Bryan Pivovar

Bryan Pivovar
NREL

Bryan Pivovar is Senior Research Fellow and Manager in the Chemistry and Nanosciences Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO where he oversees NREL’s electrolysis and fuel cell and materials R&D. He has been a pioneer in several areas of fuel cell development, taking on leadership roles and organizing workshops in the areas of subfreezing effects, alkaline membrane fuel cells (2006, 2011, 2016, and 2019), and renewable hydrogen at the gigaton scale (2019). He has recently been named Director for a major US Department of Energy Consortium (minimum of $50M over 5 years), H2NEW (Hydrogen (H2) from Next-generation Electrolyzers of Water), focused on addressing components, materials integration, and manufacturing R&D to enable manufacturable electrolyzers that meet required cost, durability, and performance targets, simultaneously, in order to enable $2/kg hydrogen. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota and led fuel cell R&D at Los Alamos National Laboratory prior to joining NREL. He has coauthored over 150 papers with over 10,000 citations in the general area of fuel cells and electrolysis.