Dr. Tchouvelev has 35 years of experience in the field of hydrogen energy and technology and is the President & CEO of A.V.Tchouvelev & Associates Inc. and AVT Research Inc., small research and consulting companies in the field of risk management, hydrogen safety and codes & standards. Prior to that (1995-2005) he worked as executive vice president, operations and vice president, programs, international compliance and codes & standards at Electrolyser Corp. and Stuart Energy Inc., Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. Tchouvelev is a co-founder and principal investigator (since 2003) of the Canadian Hydrogen Safety Program under Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), where he has successfully led and participated in a number of diverse research projects related to hydrogen safety and development of evidence-based requirements for codes & standards.
Dr. Tchouvelev serves as the chair of ISO/TC 197, is the Chair of BNQ Technical Committee on Canadian Hydrogen Installation Code, is the President of Hydrogen Safety Division of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), and a member of the RCSS (Regulations, Codes and Standards, and Safety) WG of IPHE (International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy). He also served as President of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety (HySafe) from 2011 to 2015.
Dr. Tchouvelev has numerous journal and conference publications on various aspects of hydrogen field including risk-informed approach, risk assessment, safety distances, hazardous areas, CFD modeling and water electrolysis. He recently co-authored a chapter on Regulatory Framework, Safety Aspects and Social Acceptance of Hydrogen Energy Technologies in the book “Science and Engineering of Hydrogen-Based Energy Technologies” (Elsevier, Academic Press, 2018).