Name Karen Quackenbush
Affiliation Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA)
Presentation Title

Codes and Standards for Hydrogen Energy Systems


Codes and standards enable widescale commercialization of hydrogen energy systems. FCHEA facilitates industry participation to ensure that developing requirements reflect industry best practices and facilitates harmonization of technical requirements throughout national and international codes and standards. This presentation will describe current efforts and explore the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration on technical requirements for hydrogen energy systems in emerging markets.


Karen has provided technical expertise to the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association since its inception in 2010. Prior to then, she worked with a number of national and international hydrogen and fuel cell associations, with a focus on safety, codes and standards. 

Karen has twenty-five years of experience managing working groups developing draft guidelines and requirements for inclusion in codes and standards on national and international levels.


 John Hopkins University 2000

  • M.S. Environmental Science and Policy

Ohio State University 1989

  • B.S. Welding Engineering