Francois Girard


Roles and responsibilities

Research Council Officer, Technical Leader Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Supporting programs where hydrogen technologies can play a role to fulfill the objectives. I manage AST's Vehicle  Propulsion Technologies Fuel Cell thrust, interacting with industry and NRC researchers to create projects that are startegic for all parties.

Supported the Material for Clean Fuels Challnege program in developing the Hydrogen Production thrust strategic plan.

Currently supporting EME's Hydrogen strategy definition for its next program.

Current research and/or projects

Quality Control for fuel cells and electrolyzers components, development of international collaborations on specifications definition and measurement in suppor tof industrialization of those technologies.

Data Analytics for Hydrogen Fuelling Stations to aneable commersial retail sales of this new fuel, developing station management tools and supporting specifciation definition for stations' subsystems for reliability.


Ph.D. Energy at Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Énergie et Matériaux, 1996

M.Sc. Chimie at Université du Québec à Montréal, 1992

Professional activities/interests

Vice Chair of the Board ofr the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

Canada's representative ot Mission  Innovation's Hydrogen Challenge

Canada's delegate to the International Energy Agency's Technical Cooperation Program on Advanced Fuel Cells

Previous work experience

2008-2014 Group Leader - Technology Evaluation Group (2008-2012) & Electrochemical Materials (2012-2014), NRC's Institute for Fuel Cel Innovation

2003-2005 Business Development Officer, NRC's Institute for Fuel Cel Innovation

1999-2003 Research Officer - Fuel Cell group, NRC's Institute for Fuel Cel Innovation

1997-1999 Staff Scientist HPower Enterprises of Canada, Development of bipolar plates coatings for fuel cell applications

Francois Girard

Francois Girard

Research Council Officer
Energy, Mining and Environment
Preferred language: French
Other(s): French
Telephone: 604-221-3042

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Energy, Electric & Hybrid Vehicles, Materials for Energy Technologies