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H2scan Names Dr. Vikas Lakhotia as Vice President of Engineering

VALENCIA, CA – February 11, 2009 -- H2scan Corporation today announced the Company has hired Dr. Vikas Lakhotia as its Vice President of Engineering. Dr. Lakhotia brings over 14 years of engineering and research experience to the Valencia-based company. Dr. Lakhotia, who comes from Anadigics Inc. in Warren, NJ, will lead H2scan’s engineering and research teams.

Dr. Lakhotia has a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, M.S. in Chemical Engineering from State University of New York, Buffalo, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland.

“Vikas has demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of advanced technology and will be an invaluable asset to H2scan as we continue to expand our product offerings and continue to enhance our core sensor technology,” said Dennis Reid, H2scan President & CEO.

As Vice President of Engineering, Dr. Lakhotia will be responsible for managing H2scan’s skilled engineering and development staff and guiding the company’s technologic development.

“It is clear to me that H2scan’s technology is cutting-edge and extremely relevant in today’s market and that they share my focus on developing sound technology and delivering an exceptional product,” said Dr. Lakhotia. “H2scan has a proven track record and today’s best technology for sensing and measuring hydrogen. I am excited to be involved in the growth of H2scan.”

Further information about H2scan is available by calling 661-775-9575 or at www.h2scan.com. To be added to H2scan's corporate e-mail list, please send an e-mail to h2info@h2scan.com.

About H2scan (www.h2scan.com)

H2scan is the leading provider of high performance hydrogen specific sensor systems that provide accurate monitoring and control functions for a wide range of applications, including control systems, safety monitoring and alarm systems. H2scan also provides portable, handheld configurations for easy leak detection and monitoring.

H2scan's hydrogen specific sensing systems based on a patented "Chip on a flex" technology are able to detect and measure hydrogen without false readings or expensive support equipment required. The sensing systems are able to detect hydrogen in air down to 15 ppm concentration over a wide range of temperatures without cross-sensitivities to other gases. The ability to operate with or without the presence of oxygen with no interference from CO, sulfur or chlorine separates H2scan from all other in-line measuring technologies.

The company’s solid-state technology was developed at Sandia National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy and is only available commercially through H2scan.

H2scan Corporation is headquartered in Valencia, California, and was formed in 2002 with capital assistance from the Ravinia Venture Fund and Vancouver-based Chrysalix Energy Limited Partnership, that includes Ballard Power Systems Inc., Shell Hydrogen, The BOC Group, BASF Venture Capital and Mitsubishi Corporation.

CONTACT:
Steve Hoviss
H2scan
28486 Westinghouse Place Suite 100
Valencia, CA 91355
Tel: 661-775-9575 ext.621
Fax: 661-775-9515
shoviss@h2scan.com

 
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