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Ali T-Raissi

Ali T-Raissi

Director, Advanced Energy Research Division, University of Central Florida

Phone: (321) 638-1446

Fax: (321) 504-3438

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703



Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1982

Research Interests:

Hydrogen production and storage, thermochemical water-splitting cycles, hydrogen detection and sensing, solar fuels and chemicals, biomass energy conversion, analysis of renewable energy systems. Environmental and energy applications of photocatalysis. He established FSEC's Hydrogen Research Laboratory in 1988. He has received UCF's Distinguished I&C Researcher of the Year Award in 1993 and again in 2003 as well as the Research Incentive Award in 2003. Raissi is a member of the Editorial Board, Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy since 2003 and a member of the International Advisory Committee, TiO2 Photocatalytic Purification and Treatment of Water & Air till 2006. He received an award for his pioneering research on the development of a novel solar thermochemical water splitting cycle for production of hydrogen given by the scientific committee of the 15th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, Yokohama, Japan. Ali was the keynote speaker at the Hydrogen Storage Workshop, sponsored by the US DOE Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cell and Infrastructure Technologies program in collaboration with the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences and the National Science Foundation that was held at the Argonne National Laboratory in 2002. Raissi was the Guest Editor of the Solar Energy Journal special issue on Solar Hydrogen Production in 2005. Ali has delivered invited lectures in the US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, France, Australia and Japan and has chaired many technical sessions in U.S. and abroad. His research activities has been funded by US DOE-EERE & BES, NASA-GRC & KSC, US Navy (NSWCIHD & NSWCC), ONR (AASERT), DLA, US Army (CERL), ARO (DURIP), US EPA (GCHSRC), Chevron Corp. (CTV), DuPont Corp., Radian Corp., ASRC Aerospace Corp.; FHI, FL DACS, SAIC, Protonex Technology Inc., TAPPI Foundation, and others. He is author or co-author of more than 200 professional papers and technical reports related to hydrogen production and storage technologies, and photocatalysis. He has received 14 patents in the U.S. and Canada.