Chair of the SSD Conference

Dr. Syed Asif Ansar currently holds the position of Head of the Department of Energy System Integration at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). His primary focus centers around the development of technologies aimed at reducing carbon intensity in both waterborne and airborne transport sectors.

To achieve this, his department, comprising a dedicated team of over 70 professionals, concentrates on advancing the domains of Fuel Cell and Battery powertrains, as well as the generation of hydrogen and its derivatives through cutting-edge Electrolyser technologies. The laboratories are equipped with comprehensive experimental facilities spanning both laboratory to pilot-scale operations.

Dr. Ansar's has also served as a member of the Roadmap Leaders Committee of the EU Clean Hydrogen and a steering board member of the EERA Fuel Cell and Hydrogen. He has authored over 80 published papers, multiple book chapters, and the secured 10 patents. He attained his doctorate from the University of Limoges, France in 2004.