GALCIT Special Seminar

Tuesday August 9, 2022 4:00 PM

Making Hydrogen Aviation a Reality

Speaker: Paul Eremenko
Location: Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)

This talk will discuss various approaches to the decarbonization of commercial aviation on timelines consistent with the Paris Agreement, and focus specifically on the challenges and opportunities presented by green hydrogen as an aviation fuel. We will examine the end-to-end value chain for the hydrogen molecule and for the hydrogen airplane, and discuss the key technical and economic considerations. The work of Universal Hydrogen, an LA- and Toulouse-based startup tackling hydrogen aviation at scale, will be specifically highlighted.

Paul Eremenko is co-founder and CEO of Universal Hydrogen Co. He was previously the CTO of Airbus and of United Technologies Corporation, driving both companies aggressively toward decarbonization. Paul also led DARPA's Tactical Technology Officer, responsible for the Agency's X-planes, space, and other large systems programs. He was also an executive at Google and Motorola, and today serves on the board of Eve Air Mobility (NYSE: EVEX), an Embraer company. Paul is a proud GALCIT graduate (MS ‘02) where he worked on the T5 shock tunnel and Ludwieg tube facility.

Series GALCIT Special Seminar

Contact: Sarah Pontes at 626-395-2118 spontes@caltech.edu