RPI Forms Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research Center

September 22, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI, Troy, NY), the nation's oldest technological university, has formed a new Center for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research. The new center will be led by Glenn Eisman, the former chief technology officer at Plug Power Inc.

The new center will focus on fuel cell development, hydrogen generation and storage, electrochemistry, solid-state and polymer science, and the application of nano-materials in fuel cell and hydrogen research. The region has a number of alternative energy initiatives, including the state University at Albany's Energy and Environmental Technology Application Center, known as E2TAC.