New hires will design an innovative electrolyzer for producing green hydrogen
Versogen, an industry-leading green energy startup, welcomes two mechanical engineers, Lisa Dunsmore, Ph.D. and Felipe Mojica, M.S., to its multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. The new hires are charged with designing and building Versogen’s first 1 kW electrolyzer that uses an anion exchange membrane (AEM) to produce green hydrogen. Their work will focus on developing the central component of this advanced technology, called a membrane electrode assembly (MEA).
“Our recent selection for the highly competitive GCxN Shell GameChanger™ program, coupled with the addition of Lisa and Felipe to our growing team, will advance the commercialization of our new class of zero-emission AEM electrolyzer technology,” comments Yushan Yan, CEO of Versogen. “We plan to complete a 1 kW prototype by the end of the year and a MW stack by the end of 2022.”
Lisa Dunsmore, Ph.D., MEA Development Engineer, brings extensive fuel cell fabrication and testing experience to the Versogen team. Through combined modeling and experiments in her previous work, Dunsmore optimized cathode morphology and MEA fabrication to assist in the achievement of state-of-the-art performance for platinum group metal‐free (PGM‐free) proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. She earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
“I look forward to developing state-of-the-art electrolyzer technology to decarbonize heavy, hard-to-abate industries by producing low-cost green hydrogen,” remarks Lisa Dunsmore, Ph.D., MEA Development Engineer.
Felipe Mojica, M.S., Mechanical Engineer, will leverage his expertise in building, testing, and characterizing MEA and cell hardware to develop cost-effective water electrolysis cells. His previous work includes novel flow field design at the University of California and fuel cell MEA development at Robert Bosch GmbH. He earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Merced.
“I am excited to join a dynamic team with a shared vision to create a sustainable energy future by leveraging the potential of hydrogen,” comments Felipe Mojica, M.S., Mechanical Engineer.