Prof Dmitri Bessarabov, NWU, HYSA CoC
The Global Energy Prize International Committee Member, the Director of HySA Infrastructure Center of Competence, https://hysainfrastructure.com/ and Professor at North-West University.
Prof Dmitri Bessarabov, was recruited for the position from Canada in 2010. He obtained his Master’s degree in Chemistry in Moscow, Russia and in 1996 his doctoral degree from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He worked in the Industrial R&D sectors in Canada for Kvaerner Group, Ballard Power Systems and AFCC (Daimler and Ford JV). He is an internationally-recognised visionary with extensive industrial and academic decision-making experience. He holds SA NRF rating C1, co-authored more than 150 publications and serves on boards of various scientific committees locally and internationally.