Scott Samuelsen

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Director, Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP)

Scott Samuelsen is a Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Environmental Engineering at the University of California-Irvine (UCI). He founded the Department of Mechanical Engineering and served as chair for eighteen years. As the Director of the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at UCI, he currently supervises the programs of the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), the UCI Combustion Laboratory, and the Pacific Rim Consortium on Combustion, Energy, and the Environment (PARCON). He is a co-Chair of the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative (CSFCC) and provides NFCRC support for the administration of the CSFCC. APEP includes over ten faculty, a staff of twelve, fourteen graduate students, eight undergraduate students in fuel cell and combustion technical and market research. The research is directed to energy systems and the associated environmental impacts with activities ranging from combustion (gas turbines, boilers, and furnaces) to advanced energy systems (fuel cells, hybrids, distributed and dispersed power) and infrastructure and deployment challenges associated with distributed technologies including information technology (IT), fuel quality, grid connectivity and management, beta testing, market penetration, reformation, dynamics, and controls.