President of Hydrogen Europe Research, Belgium
Dr. Laurent Antoni is since 2016 President of Hydrogen Europe Research, the European research association on hydrogen and fuel cells gathering more than 90 universities and research institutes, member of the Governing Board of the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undretaking (FCH 2 JU).
Laurent Antoni is Public Affairs manager for hydrogen technologies at CEA Liten.
He gained his Engineering degree in 1992 and started his career as a senior scientist on material sciences at Mittal Group (Arcelor). In 2003, he joined the CEA, a Public Research Institute with a mandate to develop metallic bipolar plates for fuel cells. In 2005, he was nominated Head of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Laboratory at the CEA and managed a team to intensify R&D activity on hydrogen and fuel cells. In 2013, he was nominated Division Manager with 180 permanent staff to develop battery and fuel cell technologies for transportations through an integrated approach from materials up to demonstrators using technological paltforms to enhance technological transfer to indutry.
He is also President of the Technical Committee of Fuel Cells at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC/TC105) and a national representative in different working groups of international organizations (IEA Advanced Fuel Cells, International Partnership for Hydrogen and fuels cells in the Economy – IPHE).
He contributes to several peer reviewed books and publications.