Scott McDermid

Electrode Development Scientist 

Scott brings more than 20 years of materials experience to OverDrive, with 15 of those specializing in the fuel cell industry working with membrane, catalyst, porous polymer composites, and carbonaceous materials. 

Scott is happiest achieving technical targets and thrives on the subsequent innovation needed to drive commercial realization. He is excited to be a part of the OverDrive team from the beginning, and looks forward to using his years of technical experience to help other companies successfully incorporate fuel cell technology into their products. 

As a senior electrode development scientist at OverDrive, Scott’s main focuses are the development and specification of key cell materials; the development of MEA assembly design and process concepts; the establishment of laboratory capabilities both at vendors and in-house; and the prototyping of MEAs in collaboration with vendors, contractors, and his team. 

When not focused on his passion for science and technology, Scott enjoys commuting to work by bicycle and spending quality time with his family. 

Ask him about: why certain types of grocery bags should be avoided during a Winnipeg winter.

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OverDrive has brought together a core team of seasoned experts who have deep expertise in fuel cell technology and share a passion for engineering a better, cleaner world through collaboration with current industry players. We are a new, Vancouver-based clean technology company seeking team members to fuel our growth. Our mission is to be the world’s preeminent provider of engineering design services in the fuel cell industry.
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