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About the Author
Engineer, scientist and environmentalist, David Sanborn Scott is Vice-President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. He received his doctorate from Northwestern University and is the founding director of the University of Victoria's Institute for Integrated Energy Systems. Scott consults for US and Canadian corporations and national laboratories. In 2006, he became the first Canadian awarded the internationally prestigious Jules Verne Award, for "Outstanding Contributions to Hydrogen Physics, and Hydrogen Energy Sociology and Philosophy." He lives in Victoria, BC.