Franklin D. Lomax, Jr., Ph.D., is engaged in developing products that address one of the most pressing issues facing the world-energy alternatives. As Director of Product Development and Chief Engineer of H2Gen Innovations, Inc., a venture capital-backed, Alexandria-based company, he and his organization are dedicated to the development of affordable hydrogen generators for fuel cell applications.
At Directed Technologies, Inc. (DT) in Arlington, he spent six years working on projects related to fuel cell power systems for automobiles and other applications for clients including Ford Motor Company, Mobil Oil, DaimlerChrysler, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
His studies suggested that distributed hydrogen generation appliances capable of converting natural gas to hydrogen would be the future of automobile refueling for fuel cell vehicles. In 1996, Dr. Lomax began work on developing a cost -effective technology to create these hydrogen appliances. The development of this technology, which culminated in his doctoral dissertation, formed the basis for the new company, H2Gen.
Dr. Lomax is dedicated to an exciting new energy future, bringing part of the new energy economy home to Alexandria.
T.C. Williams Class of 1991
B.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 1995
M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2001