Articles of Interest:

AVT Team

Founder, President & CEO

Andrei V. Tchouvelev, M.Sc., Ph.D.

  •   25 years of experience in hydrogen energy and technology
  •    EVP Operations, VP Programs / Codes & Standards, Stuart Energy (till March 2005)
  • •   Co-Chair of Implementation Topic Team for California Hydrogen Highways (June – December 2004)
  • •   Chair of the Canadian Advisory Committee on ISO/TC 197 “Hydrogen Technologies”
  •   Principal Investigator of Canadian Transportation Fuel Cell Alliance (CTFCA) / NRCan “Canadian Hydrogen Safety Program”
  •   Secretary and Treasurer, Canadian Hydrogen Association
  •   Leader of Subtask “Risk Management” for International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA)
         Task 19 “Hydrogen Safety”
  • •   Chair of Advisory Council to the European Union (EU) Network of Excellence HySafe (Hydrogen Safety)
  •   Visiting Professor, University of Ulster (UK), School of Built Environment, Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research
  •   Member of BNQ Technical Committee on Canadian Hydrogen Installation Code (CHIC)
  •   Member of Harmonized CSA/IEC/TC 105 on Fuel Cells
  •   Member of CTFCA Codes & Standards Working Group
  •   Member of US National Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Codes & Standards Coordinating Committee
  •   Member of Advisory Board to the International Association for Hydrogen Energy


Senior CFD Consultant

Vladimir Agranat, M.Sc., Ph.D.

  •   Involved in applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling and analysis since 1991
  •   Worked in various R&D organizations and CFD consulting firms, including the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel,
         the University of Toronto, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis (ACFDA),
         Stuart Energy Corporation and Hydrogenics Corporation
  • •   The CFD applications have covered nuclear and power engineering, chemical engineering, fire prevention,
         environmental protection, hydrogen generation, gas-liquid separation, etc.
  •   Has been managing CFD consulting projects and delivering training courses on applied CFD for more than 10 years
  •   Since 1996, has led the North American agency of CHAM Limited, UK, developer of CFD code Phoenics
  •   From 1978 to 1991, worked as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Tomsk in Russia,
         teaching CFD, Heat and Mass Transfer, Combustion Theory, Differential Equations and Calculus, conducting and
         supervising research in those areas
  •   Published more than 80 technical papers on Fluid Dynamics and Heat/Mass Transfer, including more than 30 papers
         on CFD analyses


CFD Modeler, Research

Zhong Cheng, M.Sc., Ph.D.

  •   12 years of experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling and development
  •   The CFD applications cover hydrogen, methane and propane releases, dispersion and combustion
  •   Ph.D. in Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Toronto, Canada, 2003, M. Sc. in Thermal and Fluid Sciences, Case
  •      Western Reserve University, USA, 1999, M. Sc. in Hydrodynamics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, 1994, B.S. in
         Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, 1990
  •   Graduate Research Assistant in Shanghai Jiaotong University, Case Western Reserve University and the University of
  •      Toronto, doing numerical research and experiments related to Mass/Heat Transfer, Electrochemical Systems and Fluid
  •      Mechanics. (Sept 1994 to June 2003)
  •   Mechanical and Marine Engineer in Shanghai Merchant Ship Research and Design Institute in China, designing hydraulic
         equipment for merchant ships and writing CFD codes for the marine engineering applications. (July 1990 to August 1994)