Prabhu Rao is the CEO of McPhy Energy NA. McPhy Energy is a leading provider of electrolyzer and metal hydride based hydrogen solutions in the transportation, utility and industrial markets. McPhy has built and installed over 3,000 flexible hydrogen-production solutions for more than 1,000 customers worldwide, meaning that more than 7,000 Nm3/h of on-site hydrogen production is now in operation using McPhy technology.
Prabhu started his career as a founding member of Epyx Inc. and Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. where over the17 years he has served in many capacities. Over his tenure at these organizations Prabhu has instrumental in establishing the Technology, Product, Supply Chain and Manufacturing operations as the company evolved from an R&D organization to a commercially focused entity. Prabhu has a PhD and dual Masters in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering from Drexel University and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Prabhu is serving on the boards of the North East Electrochemical Cluster and Xebec Inc. a leading gas separation and purification supplier to the hydrogen and natural gas industry.