Battery Design and Simulation Expert

Technical Consultant #1301


Expertise

  • Battery design and simulation.
  • Battery separators, battery components and battery material's technology.
  • Lithium-ion battery development.
  • Hybrid electric vehicles battery power systems.
  • Enterprise information systems for batteries and fuel cells.
  • Microporous plastic separators for batteries and Li ion cells

Experience

Independent Consultant, 1999 - Present

  • Consultant and software provider for battery related battery design, operatons and simulation.

Director, Advanced Product Development, PolyStor Corporation, 1998 - 1999

  • Led efforts to develop large lithium-ion batteries.
  • Designed and staffed organization, established and maintained key partnerships and customer relationships.
  • Successfully won $9.5 million contract for development of batteries for hybrid electric vehicles and met project milestones.

Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Staff Engineer, 1994 - 1998

  • From ground-up, designed and then managed Battery Applications Development Center for building and testing AA size Li Ion cells.
  • Developed techniques for characterizing separators and helped direct separator development efforts; this work contributed to development of first commercial dry-stretch, shutdown separator.
  • Provided technical service for battery separators based on "Cell Guard" micorporous membranes and other materials.
  • Established relationships with universities, and with corporate research laboratories of major customers.

W. R. Grace & Co., Senior and Staff Engineer, Connecticut, 1986 - 1994

  • Led team for development of new microporous plastic separator for Li ion cells which led to licensing of the technology.
  • Developed process for making permanently wettable polymeric mats for recombinant lead-acid batteries.
  • Invented process for making microporous ceramics.
  • Consultant for electrophoretic deposition coatings.
  • Worked extensively on lithium battery development: Showed feasibility of carbon intercalation electrodes, developed specifications for battery components and assembly process, mathematical modeling of porous electrodes.
  • Invented novel processes for lead removal from a process stream and for on-site generation of halogens.
  • Developed optimum conditions for new commercial process to produce vermiculite dispersions.
  • Consult with operating divisions on plant problems (for example, corrosion, waste treatment, electrolyte chemistry).

Honors & Publications

15 Patents

26 Publications

3 Book Chapters

19 Presentations


Education

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.S. Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University

B.S. Computer Science, University of Maryland

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