David Edwards

Director and Advocate for Hydrogen Energy
Air Liquide

Dave is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal and external partnerships with industry, academia, and government entities as needed to advance the technology and business opportunities in Hydrogen Energy for Air Liquide in the US.

For more than 25 years with Air Liquide in R&D and Hydrogen Business roles, Dave has responsibilities for Air Liquide’s investment and project efforts driving towards the adoption of Hydrogen Energy in the transportation and power sectors across the country.

Dave has established R&D programs and executed development strategies in areas of cryogenic air separation, rotating machinery, syngas production, energy, and process engineering and has led hydrogen technology programs in solid state storage, MOF materials, high pressure carbon fiber vessel designs, steam methane reformer catalysis development, high temperature SMR tube development, and small scale hydrogen production systems.

Dave has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.