This expert has more than 23 years of experience in the battery industry. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and earned his graduate degree and doctorate from the University of Colorado, where his scholastic work focused on analytical chemistry and electrochemistry. At Optima Batteries a manufacturer of high power, spiral wound lead-acid batteries, he participated in many R&D projects, including one sponsored by GM and the Department of Energy to develop a hybrid electric vehicle. At TDA, he worked to apply activated carbon technologies to a variety energy storage concepts including: ultracapacitors, ultracapcitor hybrids, lithium sulfur batteries, hybrid carbon monofluoride batteries and silicon anodes for lithium-ion batteries.
This expert has particular expertise in lead-acid batteries and lithium-ion batteries. He currently operates a lab in Boulder, CO where he can do more detailed investigations. These might include: forensic exams (evaluation of evidence), failure analysis, performance analysis and modeling.
BS, Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
MS, Analytical Chemistry, University of Colorado
PhD, Analytical Chemistry, University of Colorado
Member, The American Chemical Society
Member, The Electrochemical Society
Member, The Denver Electric Vehicle Council
Former, Senior Research Chemist, Unichem International
Former, Senior Electrochemist, Eltron Research
Former, Manager of Technical Research, Optima Batteries
Former, Vice President for Technology, Boundless Corporation
Former, Senior Chemist, TDA Research
Current, President, a Battery Testing and Consulting Firm