Shoibal Banerjee is a pioneering Scientist, renowned in the field of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology and an internationally recognized expert in the field of PEM fuel cell. A true visionary, his leadership and drive have been instrumental in initiating the PEM fuel cell development program for DuPont Company in 1993. Dr. Banerjee’s 1990’s invention of the expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePFTFE) reinforced Nafion® membrane enabled the subsequent growth of the PEM fuel cell industry.
His global PEM fuel cell influence earned Dr. Banerjee a White House invitation (1994 Conference on Next Generation Vehicles) to present his views on the future of PEM fuel cell industry to Vice President Al Gore and other DOE officials during the formative stage of the Partnership for New Generation Vehicles (PNGV) initiative by the US Government.
Dr. Banerjee has spent almost 30 years with DuPont in various assignments related to Nafion® membrane technology and has developed the critical technical insight and the necessary skills to make significant impact to the PEM fuel cell industry in a collaborative setting.
Dr. Banerjee got his Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Utah, Salt lake City, Utah, USA. He has 17 patents to his name and is the author of numerous publications and technical presentations.