Mike Ulsh currently leads the Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D project in NREL's Chemistry & Nanoscience Center, focusing on the development of diagnostic systems for in-line quality control of fuel cell and electrolyzer membrane electrode assembly components and the study of the performance and durability effects of manufacturing defects in these materials. In addition, Ulsh is the point of contact for NREL's activities in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office for fuel cell Market Transformation. Ulsh's previous experience includes 11 years at 3M Company, where he developed processes and products based on multilayer polymer film constructions and transferred these technologies to a continuous manufacturing environment. Ulsh has degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering. He has ten issued U.S. patents related to polymer film processing.