Deliver tangible hydrogen safety solutions across multiple industrial sectors and regions
Forecast industry needs and prioritize activities to align with sector growth
Coordinate Canada’s hydrogen safety expertise and capabilities
Support the development and implementation of codes, standards, and regulations
Enable access to infrastructure, facilities, and expertise to develop, test, validate, qualify, and certify safety equipment and systems
Serve in an advisory capacity to governments, regulators, policymakers, and industry on safety issues, events, and solutions
Subject Matter Experts
Introducing the SMEs from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
Zhe (Rita) Liang
Principal Combustion Scientist
Dr. Zhe (Rita) Liang has a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering. She has 16 years’ experience leading CNL’s hydrogen safety program. Rita has been actively involved in various international collaboration projects addressing hydrogen safety issues for nuclear power plants, including chairing members from 15 OECD countries and publishing an OECD/NEA report on hydrogen management and related computer codes. She led the safety review and risk assessment for the Regional Express Rail program for Metrolinx. Her current research is focused on experimentation of hydrogen accident physics, and development of risk assessment models and mitigation measures for both nuclear and non-nuclear industries. She has co-authored 40+ peer reviewed publications on hydrogen behavior. She is currently vice president of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety (IA HySafe).
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