Advisory Board Members


Pegasus project

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Plamen Atanassov, PhD,
Chancellor's Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
University of California, Irvine, Samueli School of Engineering

92697 Irvine (United States)

Starting October 2018 Dr. Atanassov joined University of California, Irvine where he is a Chancellor’s Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and had joined the newly formed Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. He served as a Vice-President of the International Society of Electrochemistry (2015-207) and is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. In 2018 he was inducted in the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Atanassov materials for energy programs are focused on development of novel electrocatalysts: non-platinum electrocatalyst for fuel cells, nano-structured catalysts for oxidation of complex fuels, and new materials and technologies for energy conversion and storage. Dr. Atanassov bio-electrocatalysis programs range from enzyme electrochemistry, enzymatic and microbial fuel cells, and systems for biological and bio-inspired energy harvesting. He holds 55 issued US patents, substantial number of which have been licensed and are at the core of several catalyst products. He has published more than 370 peer-reviewed papers (bringing 20K+ citations and forming an h-index of 70), 20 chapters in books and edited a book on Enzymatic Fuel Cells. .

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Dr. Yuta Nabae
Assistant professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology

152-8850 Tokyo (Japan)

Yuta Nabae, an assistant professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology, has a very strong background in electrochemistry, kinetics, carbon materials and polymer synthesis. He has been developing and studying PGM free catalysts over ten years. His catalyst prepared from a polyimide precursor is one of the most active PGM free catalyst in the world..

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Dr. Piotr Zelenay
Laboratory Fellow and Professor of Chemistry at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos

87545 New Mexico (United Sates)

Dr. Piotr Zelenay is a Laboratory Fellow and Professor of Chemistry at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. He is also a Co-Director of Electrocatalysis Consortium (ElectroCat) that has been focusing on the development of platinum group metal-free (PGM-free) electrocatalysts for fuel cells in the United States.

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Fuel cells & Hydrogen for sustainbility

PEGASUS has been awarded by the FCH-JU in answer to the call line :

FCH-01-2-2017: Towards next generation of PEMFC: Non-PGM catalysts, described in the 2017 annual work plan and budget.

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe.

Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

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PEGASUS has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 779550. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.


PGM Free Catalyst

19 juillet 2021

Newsletter of the PEGASUS project – 30-Jun-2021

Characterisation of MEAs with PEGASUS catalyst by operando neutron radiography In March 2021 CEA characterised a set of MEAs integrating […]
3 juin 2021

Pegasus Workshop

The Pegasus WS is organized on 14-15 June 2021. Description and objectives: Presentation of the results obtained in the FCH-JU […]
4 mars 2020

PEGASUS Newsletter – Feb-2020

The latest PEGASUS newsletter is now available on the link : PEGASUS newsletter Feb-2020
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