Kourosh Malek, PhD MBA

Program Technical Leader
National Research Council Canada
Dr. Kourosh Malek is a program technical lead for the Energy Storage Program at the National Research Council in Vancouver, Canada. He is currently leading activities around techno-economic assessment and market evaluation for energy storage technologies, including managing a major project to monitor and assess more than seven publicly funded grid-storage demonstration projects across Canada. He recently served as program manager for a major, multiparty collaborative effort to develop next generation bus fuel cells in partnership with Ballard Power Systems and several academic partners. With an extensive technical background in hydrogen fuel cells and batteries, his current research is focused on developing technology management concepts to perform risk and market opportunity assessments for the early adoption and scalability of emerging clean energy technologies. He holds an MBA, specialized in the management of technology, from Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada, and a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in chemical engineering
and physical chemistry jointly from Sharif University of Technology and Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands