CHBE Professional Development Seminar

CHBE Grad Club successfully held another CHBE Professional Development Seminar with Dr. David Wilkinson as the speaker on February 28. Dr. Wilkinson gave an excellent talk on career development titled as “Unexpected Passages and Connections”. Dr. Wilkinson was a competitive athlete when he was young and then he made tough decision to transit to science. Dr. Wilkinson has over 20 years of industrial experience and served as the Vice President, Research of a leading fuel cell technology company. Early in his industry career, he was part of a team which developed world’s first commercial rechargeable lithium AA battery. Currently, he is the Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Clean Energy and Fuel Cells at UBC. The audience were impressed by Dr. Wilkinson’s versatile career path and tremendous achievements. The students were inspired by his wisdom and passion. If you would like to have a copy of Dr. Wilkinson’s presentation, please email our social coordinator Siduo Zhang at

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