Andrei V. Tchouvelev | AIChE

Andrei V. Tchouvelev

Director of Safety & Regulatory
Hydrogen Council

Andrei joined the Hydrogen Council in May 2021 as Director of Safety & Regulatory. In this capacity he set up the Safety & Regulatory Program within the Council to address key priority topics via three platforms: internally inside the Council and externally via IEA TCP Hydrogen and ISO/TC 197 to advance international collaboration. 

Andrei has 39 years of experience in hydrogen energy and technology, including over 20 years in Regulations, Codes and Standards (RCS) development. He has conducted landmark research in hydrogen safety on topics such as hydrogen behaviour, ventilation, hazardous areas, setbacks, and sensor placement. 

He currently serves as Chair of ISO/TC 197/SC 1 Hydrogen at Scale and Horizontal Energy Systems and as well as Co-chair of the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) of ISO/TC 197 Hydrogen technologies. He also leads, as Task Manager, IEA Hydrogen TCP Task 43 on Safety and RCS of Large Scale Hydrogen Energy Applications. Previously, he served as President of IA HySafe from 2011 to 2015 and Chair of ISO/TC 197 from 2012 to 2021. Andrei received the IAHE Jules Verne Award in 2018 for his distinguished career.