IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW), a leader in sustainable energy technologies including green transportation and renewable energy, today announced that Dr. Scott Samuelsen, a member of its Board of Directors, was awarded UC Irvine's most prestigious honor, the Medal, which annually confers lifelong recognition on those who have made exceptional contributions to the university's mission of teaching, research and public service. Past UCI Medal recipients have included Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, authors, inventors, scientists and pioneers in other fields.
Dr. Scott Samuelsen is a renowned energy researcher and professor of mechanical, aerospace, and environmental engineering in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and is a leading expert on combustion, fuel cell, and renewable technologies. The National Fuel Cell Research Center, which he directs, was commissioned under his leadership by the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission in 1998. Dr. Samuelsen oversaw the development of UCI's hydrogen fueling station – the most technologically advanced, publicly accessible station in the world, and launched into the public domain the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in the country in 2002. He also directs the Advanced Power and Energy Program, and the Pacific Rim Consortium on Energy, Combustion and the Environment. His research focuses on energy generation, distribution and utilization, including the production of electricity, motive power and propulsive power from fuel cells, gas turbines and hybrids of both.
Dr. Scott Samuelsen has served on Quantum's Board since July 2002. "We congratulate Dr. Samuelsen for this exceptional tribute," said Alan P. Niedzwiecki, the President and CEO of Quantum. "We are proud to have Dr. Samuelsen on our Board of Directors, and we greatly value his insights and appreciate his experience and expertise."
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., a fully integrated alternative energy company, is a leader in the development and production of advanced propulsion systems, energy storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum's wholly owned subsidiary, Schneider Power Inc., complements Quantum's emerging renewable energy presence through the development and ownership of wind and solar farms. Quantum's portfolio of technologies includes electronic controls, hybrid electric drive systems, hydrogen storage and metering systems, and alternative fuel technologies that enable fuel efficient, low emission hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric, fuel cell, and natural gas vehicles.
Quantum's powertrain engineering, system integration, vehicle manufacturing, and assembly capabilities provide fast-to-market solutions to support the production of hybrid and plug-in hybrid, hydrogen-powered hybrid, fuel cell, alternative fuel, and specialty vehicles, as well as modular, transportable hydrogen refueling stations. Quantum's customer base includes automotive OEMs, dealer networks, fleets, aerospace industry, military and other government entities, and other strategic alliance partners.
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