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February 22, 2007

Dr. Sarah Arsenault, Senior Research Engineer, United Technologies Corporation, 2-22-07

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Dr. Sarah Arsenault is a Senior Research Engineer involved in cutting edge industrial research at the central R&D center of United Technologies Corporation. In this capacity, she has taken on task leadership roles for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Storage technologies. She became interested in engineering from an early age, always asking the questions of “why” and “how does it work”.

The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Team and Dr. Arsenault was recognized in 2005 for innovative development of SOFC stack technology for power generation of the future, culminating in successful design and demonstration of a 1-kilowatt cell stack. Safe, effective storage of hydrogen is a critical objective for the development of automotive fuel cells. Dr. Arsenault was responsible for driving the design and development of a subscale Hydrogen Storage Prototype System for fuel cell vehicles.

When not developing next generation environmentally-friendly products, you might find Dr. Arsenault active in the local chapter of AIChE or out on the slopes. She hopes to get back to racing slalom with the Connecticut Industrial Ski Council once she finishes her MBA.

Founded in 1929, United Technologies Research Center delivers the world's most advanced technologies, innovative thinking and disciplined research to customers that are industry leaders in aerospace propulsion, building infrastructure and services, heating and air conditioning, fire and security systems, and power generation. UTRC researchers partner with all the business units of United Technologies Corporation, as well as with government agencies, independent organizations, leading universities and centers of technological excellence across the globe. UTRC employs approximately 500 scientists, engineers, technicians and support staff with headquarters in East Hartford, CT, and a research facility in Shanghai, China.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008, is a professional society of more than 40,000 chemical engineers in 92 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society.

Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security.

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