Quentin Ming, Ph.D.

Director of Sustainable Power

Dr. Quentin Ming is a chemical engineer with over 15 years experience in the research and development of catalytic processes and advanced materials. As Director of Sustainable Power, he leads the technical innovations at InnovaTek in fuel reforming, fuel cell power systems, materials science, and chemistry.

His prior experience includes manager of the fuel processing program at ClearEdge Power and design of fuel cell power systems for combined heat and power.  He has also served as a research scientist with The Research Foundation of the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY-Albany) in conjunction with Blasch Precision Ceramics, where he conducted research and development of advanced electronic materials used in solid oxide fuel cells as the Principal Investigator. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. degree, he worked for three years as a project engineer on the ceramic and zeolite membrane reactor development with the Petrochemical & Inorganic Membrane Company. He also held an Assistant Professor position at Dalian University of Technology where he taught separation engineering at the department of chemical engineering.

He received his Ph.D. degree from the department of chemical engineering at the University of Houston. In 1999, he was one of six winners to receive the Sigma Xi Research Achievement Award from the University of Houston in recognition of his contribution on the synthesis and processing of advanced electronic ceramics. He received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Dalian University of Technology.

So far in life he believes his greatest achievement is the control he has maintained over his life despite the difficulties for himself and his family. When he is not working he enjoys playing tennis and basketball with friends, but he emphasizes that fishing is his lifetime hobby. When asked about his life philosophies, Quentin explained that you could accomplish something only if you really want to. You have to keep going and never give up, even when you continue to run into obstacles.