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UC Irvine News Brief: White House honors Samuelsen as a 'Champion of Change'

The director of UCI's National Fuel Cell Research Center was invited to discuss his work with administration officials on Thursday, Nov. 3.

November 4, 2011

Scott Samuelsen, director of UCI’s National Fuel Cell Research Center, was invited to discuss his work with White House officials on Thursday, Nov. 3, as a designated “Champion of Change.” Honorees are selected for their accomplishments in out-innovating, out-educating and out-building the rest of the world. Samuelsen is a professor of mechanical, aerospace and environmental engineering and heads UCI’s Advanced Power & Energy Program. The NFCRC helped launch what the Department of Energy dubbed “the fuel station of the future,” a Fountain Valley facility that turns sewage into power for clean cars.