MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc. Consultant
Dr. William Acker is a founder of MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc., a leader in the design development and commercialization of direct methanol micro fuel cells, where he served as CEO from the companies’ inception to May of 2006. Under Dr. Acker’s leadership, MTI Micro has attracted best-in-class partners, secured funding, created an extensive intellectual property portfolio around its proprietary technology, and made significant progress towards its goal of a commercially viable and sustainable micro fuel cell industry.
Before joining MTI Micro, Dr. Acker was Vice President of Technology and Product Development at Plug Power, Inc. Leading the development of the world's first residential PEM fuel cell system, he was instrumental in building Plug from a small R&D lab to the product development and manufacturing company it is today. Dr. Acker has also held high-level managerial and scientific positions at Texaco Fuel and Lubricants Technology, where he developed new fuels, testing techniques, and emission-improving fuel additives.
Dr. Acker received a Ph.D., an M.S. and an M. Phil in Applied Physics and Engineering, all from Yale University, where he was awarded a fellowship from IBM, and a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.