Thomas JORDAN is senior scientist working in the multi-physics domain at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, since 1989. There he is heading the Hydrogen Group of the Institute for Thermal Energy Technology and Safety and is teaching “Hydrogen Technologies”.
In 1994 he received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from University Karlsruhe. In 2001 he founded a spin-off for data mining in the semiconductor industries and returned to KIT to coordinate the EC Network of Excellence for Hydrogen Safety in 2003. He was co-founder and had several positions in the executive board of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety HySafe. He is representing Germany in the IEA Hydrogen Safety Task and consulting the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency in establishing a national hydrogen safety expertise. He is member of the German Mirror Committee of ISO TC 197, of the FCH JU Regulations Codes and Standards Strategy Coordination Group and since 2017 appointed member of the European Hydrogen Safety Panel. Currently, he is coordinating the FCH JU project PRESLHY for pre-normative research for the safe use of liquid hydrogen.