Bringing innovative materials to the hydrogen fuel cell market to drive performance and protect the planet
Momentum Materials has developed a novel nanoporous carbon scaffold (NCS). Various independent lab tests have validated increased performance, improved durability, and lowered comprehensive costs for new generation, order-structure membrane electrode assemblies with this technology when compared to those constructed with catalyst coated membrane technology.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Chengying (Arlene) Ai graduated from Anhui Agriculture University (China) with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Applied Chemistry. After that, she attended University of Calgary to obtain a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Her Master’s research under Dr. Viola Birss and Dr. Sathish Ponnurangam focused on Polyaniline-Coated Nanoporous Carbon Scaffold for Energy Storage and Water Deionization Applications. She is also a co-inventor of the Carbon Membrane-Based Filtration Technology. Chengying (Arlene) is passionate about transferring the technologies she co-developed into real life applications to benefit the world.
SCIENCE DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER
Dr. Viola Birss is a world leader in the area of electrochemistry at surfaces and interfaces and in nanomaterials development for a wide range of clean energy applications. Viola is a Professor of Chemistry and has been a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cells and Related Energy Systems at the University of Calgary since 2004. She was a co-founder and leader of the Western Canada Fuel Cell Initiative and the pan-Canadian Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Canada (SOFCC) Research Network, and is currently the Scientific Director of CAESR-Tech (Calgary Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Research Technology group) at the University of Calgary, a cluster composed of ca. 20 research groups (over 80 members) in science and engineering.
VP RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Anand obtained his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has been working as a Research Associate at the University of Calgary since 2013. Anand has over 15 years of research experience in Electrochemical (Fuel cells, batteries, corrosion, sensors), Petrochemical (Ethane-steam cracking, coke formation and removal, carbon nanofiber formation from ethane and methane) and Chemical (Catalysis, biodiesel production, reactor design) Engineering. He also has 4-year experience working in the Chemical Manufacturing and Oil and Gas industry.