SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCQB:HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, today announced that it has appointed Professor John Stickney of the University of Georgia to the role of Scientific Advisor to the Company as it seeks to scale its hydrogen production technology.
Professor John Stickney currently serves at the University of Georgia within the Department of Chemistry, focusing on Electrochemistry, Materials Chemistry and Nanoscience practices. His current research group is focused in the studies and growth of thin film materials, many of which are compound semiconductors, including compounds used for photovoltaics.
Professor Stickney will provide experience and guidance in further developing the synthesis of the high quality semiconductor materials that serve as critical components in the hydrogen production device for absorbing sun light and efficiently converting light energy into charge carriers for the production of hydrogen. This will entail developing chemistries for electrodeposition of Chalcogenide semiconductors on different surfaces, such as metals, metal oxides, and other semiconductors. He will also share strategies for using his UGA developed electrochemical-atomic layer deposition (EC-ALD) technique, a methodology used academically and industrially worldwide for fabricating high quality single crystalline thin film deposits.
Professor Stickney will participate in meetings and analysis as needed to progressively strengthen HyperSolar’s quality of technologies under development. This will include initiating strategies, and sharing insights and ideas from a third point-of-view on the quality improvement of materials for hydrogen production. He will also collaborate on the applicability of manufacturing techniques in real world markets for commercial application.
“We are pleased to add Professor Stickney to our scientific team that includes collaboration from leading universities and scientific professionals from around the country,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “His experience in fabricating high quality semiconductor materials will bolster the efficiency and ability to reduce the cost of HyperSolar’s proprietary process and technology. We look forward to his leadership, collaboration, and expertise as we continue to further develop the potential for Company technology to produce completely renewable hydrogen at or near the point of distribution.”
HyperSolar’s research is focused on developing a low-cost and submersible hydrogen production particle that can split water molecules under the sun, emulating the core functions of photosynthesis. Each particle is a complete hydrogen generator that contains a novel high voltage solar cell bonded to chemical catalysts by a proprietary encapsulation coating. A video detailing the rise of hydrogen fuel technology as well as HyperSolar’s completely renewable process of hydrogen fuel production can be viewed by visiting here.
About HyperSolar, Inc.
HyperSolar is developing a breakthrough, low cost technology to make renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, including seawater and wastewater. Unlike hydrocarbon fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas, where carbon dioxide and other contaminants are released into the atmosphere when used, hydrogen fuel usage produces pure water as the only byproduct. By optimizing the science of water electrolysis at the nano-level, our low cost nanoparticles mimic photosynthesis to efficiently use sunlight to separate hydrogen from water, to produce environmentally friendly renewable hydrogen. Using our low cost method to produce renewable hydrogen, we intend to enable a world of distributed hydrogen production for renewable electricity and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. To learn more about HyperSolar, please visit our website at www.hypersolar.com.
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