VALENCIA, CA — July 16, 2008 — H2scan Corporation today announced the Company has promoted Prabhu Soundarrajan to Director of Strategic Applications Development. In this role, Mr. Soundarrajan will focus and lead efforts on further developing company applications in the chlorine and petrochemical markets. Mr. Soundarrajan will also remain as the Company’s Chief Scientist.
H2scan is now offering retail products for petrochemical and refinery applications and have delivered the first plant test units for measuring hydrogen in wet and dry chlorine. Dennis Reid, President and CEO, stated, “Prabhu has consistently demonstrated superior leadership and technical skills in working with major oil companies and chlorine producers.”
Mr. Reid continued, “He has been a major contributor in the company’s growth and success in these markets. We are delighted to have him working full-time in identifying existing and new opportunities where our hydrogen specific products can assist companies in improving their measurement process and lowering their costs. We wish him continued success in this important position.”
Mr. Soundarrajan joined the company in 2007 as a research scientist. He has led research into new processes and materials to continually improve the capability of solid-state hydrogen sensors to meet challenging industrial applications. In addition to sensor research, he also directs contaminant testing at Sandia National Laboratory through H2scan’s Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) and identifies key application areas to enable H2scan to enter into strategic markets.
Mr. Soundarrajan is a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), European Chlorine Organization (Eurochlor), The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) and the International Forum for Process Analytical Chemistry (IFPAC). He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Polymer Engineering from the University of Akron, Ohio. He was also awarded an Entrepreneurship certificate from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and was the recognized class speaker at the UCLA Management Development for Entrepreneurs program. He was the winner in the 2nd Annual Business Plan Competition held at the University of Akron, Ohio.
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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.
28486 Westinghouse Place Suite 100
Valencia, CA 91355
Tel: 661-775-9575 ext.621