About the Author
The authors of this book are members of the Rochester Institute of Technology Renewable Energy Enterprise (RITree). It is their hope that this book will spur new developments in hydrogen-based energy sources for today's worldand tomorrow's. ROMAN J. PRESS is a former distinguished researcher at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where his work involved hydrogen applications and the use of renewable energy. He holds twenty-six patents and has authored numerous publications. His industrial experience includes work at General Motors, Delphi, and Quantum Technologies. K. S. V. SANTHANAM is a Professor in RIT's Department of Chemistry and the Director of the Center for Materials Science and Engineering, a member of RIT's Task Force on Nanotechnology, and an affiliated faculty member of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. He is an elected corresponding member of Sachsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, and a member of the American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, and the Electrochemical Society. MASSOUD J. MIRI is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at RIT. He is a member of the American Chemical Society (including its Division of Polymer Chemistry, POLYED Committee, and Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering), and a member of the Sigma Xi Research Society. ALLA V. BAILEY is a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at RIT; formerly the principal researcher at Plastpolymer company in St. Petersburg, Russia. She holds forty patents, has authored numerous scientific publications, including three books, and holds the highest scientific degree in Europe, D.Sci. GERALD A. TAKACS is Professor of Chemistry, a member of the materials science and engineering graduate faculty, an extended faculty member in microsystems engineering, and an affiliated faculty member of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.