HyperSolar Hires Full Time Chief Technology Officer
HyperSolar Hires Full Time Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Joun Lee expected to oversee University collaboration and spur development of renewable hydrogen production process
SANTA BARBARA, CA – May 10, 2016 - HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, announced today that it has hired Dr. Joun Lee as the Company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective .
Dr. Joun Lee is a chemical engineer with over 13 years of research experience developing nano/biomaterials, advanced materials characterization, and energy conversion and storage systems. Lee received her Ph.D. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Riverside in 2009. As a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Lee studied application of novel one dimensional nanomaterials for photovoltaics, and artificial photosynthetic systems. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in device fabrication using cleanroom foundry techniques and evaluation of photovoltaic/photosynthetic performances. She has published over 20 articles in high-impact peer-reviewed journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Nano letters, Energy and environmental science etc.
Dr. Lee will be tasked with overseeing and leading development of HyperSolar’s innovative renewable hydrogen production technology. Her current position at the University of Iowa is ideal and paramount to day-to-day operations and advancement, as she can work directly with the scientific team at the University that has been responsible for many of the milestones achieved by the Company over the past year. By committing to the full-time hiring of Dr. Lee, HyperSolar expects to spur technological breakthroughs needed to develop a functional prototype that will demonstrate cost-efficient solar to hydrogen production.
“We are thrilled to add Dr. Joun Lee, an individual with significant hands-on experience in energy conversion and biomaterial development, to our team of scientists currently developing HyperSolar technology,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “We believe Dr. Lee’s knowledge and oversight of laboratory processes will bolster not only the speed in which we continue to achieve technological advancements, but will address key aspects of market viability, including cost and scalability. This hire also speaks to our long-term commitment to working with leading universities and individuals that we believe bring value to our Company, and whom we expect to lead scientific execution that will seize the market opportunity created by international demand for renewable hydrogen.”
HyperSolar’s research is centered on developing a low-cost and submersible hydrogen production particle that can split water molecules under the sun, emulating the core functions of photosynthesis. Each particle is a complete hydrogen generator that contains a novel high voltage solar cell bonded to chemical catalysts by a proprietary encapsulation coating. A detailing the rise of hydrogen fuel technology as well as HyperSolar’s completely renewable process of hydrogen fuel production can be viewed by visiting here.
About HyperSolar, Inc.
HyperSolar is developing a breakthrough, low cost technology to make renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, including seawater and wastewater. Unlike hydrocarbon fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas, where carbon dioxide and other contaminants are released into the atmosphere when used, hydrogen fuel usage produces pure water as the only byproduct. By optimizing the science of water electrolysis at the nano-level, our low cost nanoparticles mimic photosynthesis to efficiently use sunlight to separate hydrogen from water, to produce environmentally friendly renewable hydrogen. Using our low cost method to produce renewable hydrogen, we intend to enable a world of distributed hydrogen production for renewable electricity and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. To learn more about HyperSolar, please visit our website at www.hypersolar.com.
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Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016