Join us in congratulating Prof. David Wilkinson, who was awarded a 2008 Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Fellowship.
The Fellowships are granted to individuals each year for exceptional contributions to the profession of chemistry, chemical engineering, or chemical technology.
Prof. Wilkinson has been one of the driving forces behind making fuel cells an area of leadership and a potentially viable industry for Canada. He is considered one of the leading fuel cell inventors in the world, and his present research focuses on fuel cells and the use of electrochemistry in clean energy processes.
Prof. Wilkinson holds a B.A.Sc. from UBC and a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa. He presently maintains a joint position with UBC and the National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation. Prior to joining UBC as a Professor, he was the Vice President of Research and Development for Ballard Power Systems. A Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Clean Energy and Fuel Cells, Prof. Wilkinson is building a critical mass of high quality graduate students and researchers in fuel cell and clean energy research areas.