Dr. Rod Borup has been a Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1999, starting as a post-doctoral researcher in 1994. He also holds a research professor position at the University of New Mexico in the Chemical & Biological Engineering Department. He is the longest serving program manager for the Los Alamos fuel cell program. 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. Rod is the former director for the multi-lab consortium for Fuel Cell Performance and Durability (FC-PAD), and is the current co-director for M2FCT (Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck) which includes the national labs: Los Alamos, Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley, Oak Ridge, National Renewable Energy Lab, Brookhaven National Lab, and Pacific Northwest National Lab.. His main research areas are related to PEM fuel cells including fuel cell component durability, water transport, electrode design and GDL materials. His funding has come primarily through the DOE.