Bruno Pollet

Bruno joined The University of Birmingham (UK) from industry in 2007. He is an expert in the area of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) and Electrochemical Engineering. His research group includes 15 members ( and consists of chemical engineers, chemists, material scientists & automotive engineers.

He is CEO of West Midlands Fuel Cells Ltd (, a Fuel Cell company based in Coventry, Visiting Professor at the Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Centre, The University of Yamanashi (Japan), Associate Director of The Birmingham Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research and Operations & Delivery Director of the £5.5M UK Research Council Doctoral Training Centre in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications.

Bruno is also responsible for the £1.3M DECC HFCCAT Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle project. He has successfully implemented a Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Supply Chain (EPSRC project) within the West Midlands with currently 60 SMEs involved in the development and manufacturing of hydrogen and fuel cell components ( He has worked for Samuel Banner Ltd (Banner Chemicals Group) and Albion Chemicals Ltd (now Brenntag (UK) Ltd) in Sales and Marketing, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd (Johnson Matthey Plc) as Test Facility Scientist, Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) Design Scientist and Programme Leader, SmartWater Europe Ltd as Research Manager and Coventry University as Head of Sonoelectrochemistry, Project Development Manager and Lecturer in Environmental & Physical Sciences.

He has been recently appointed member of the £6.5M Advantage West Midlands (AWM) Science City Hydrogen Energy Project Management Board. He has also worked as an EPSRC and EU Research Fellow in the field of Fuel Cells and Electrochemiluminescence at the Liverpool Electrochemistry Group. Bruno was awarded an Engineering Diploma in Chemistry and Material Sciences from the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France), a BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry from Coventry University and an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Aberdeen. He gained his PhD in Physical Chemistry in the field of Electrochemistry (Sonochemistry & Sonoelectrochemistry) at Coventry University. Bruno has published several publications and chapters in the field of Fuel Cells, Sonoelectochemistry and Sonochemistry.

Bruno is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Society, and International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Editorial Board. He is a Committee Member of The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) - Electrochemistry Technology Group. Bruno is also Scientific Committee Member of the Annual International Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Birmingham, UK, Chair of the Biannual International Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Conference, Cancun, Mexico and Member of the Scientific Committee of the Annual International Conference on Sustainable Energy Storage, Belfast, UK.

Bruno Pollet