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Expert in Batteries - expert witness, consultation, testing, research

Expert ID: 733828 Colorado, USA

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Creative electrochemist with over 31 years of industrial R&D management and operations experience. A recognized expert in lithiumion batteries, lead-acid batteries, ultracapacitors and other advanced batteries and battery management systems.

Advanced Skills:
 Superior research leadership, product development and project management capabilities.
 Outstanding proposal, technical report, and paper writing skills.
 Extremely resourceful, can operate within a limited budget. Sound understanding of business management.
 Efficient laboratory management, including compliance with all government regulations.
 Highly computer proficient including Excel macro programming, multi-variant statistics, neural network modeling and data reduction.
 Superb organization skills, time management and work ethic (always a team player).

Extensive experience with lead-acid batteries in both R&D and manufacturing. Expert in carbons for lead-acid batteries for high rate partial state of charge operation.

Expert in large pack battery systems and battery management systems. Designer of multiple BMS. Developer of artificial intelligent battery models.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Aurora, Colorado - Fort Collins, Colorado - Arvada, Colorado - Westminster, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado - Greeley, Colorado - Longmont, Colorado - Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Colorado Boulder
Year: 1984 Degree: Masters of Science Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Colorado Boulder
Year: 1979 Degree: Bachelors Subject: Chemistry Institution: The Johns Hopkins University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and Founder Department: Responsibilities: Focusing on battery investigations to support legal, safety or performance needs. We go beyond standardized testing and engineering to provide customized laboratory services. We provide Expert Witness services for lithium-ion batteries, lead-acid batteries and other energy storage.
Years: 2007 to 2016 Employer: TDA Research Title: Senior Chemist Department: Responsibilities: Exploring advanced materials technology for battery and ultracapacitor applications.
 Advancing modeling algorithms based on neural networks for battery management systems.
 Evaluated TDA’s low cost, engineered pore size activated carbons for ultracapacitors.
 Invented new redox couples for flow batteries
 Demonstrated success of activated carbons as cathode matrix for secondary LiS batteries
 Developing hybrid ultracapacitor/battery designs
 Principle investigator for eight Phase I projects and one Phase II SBIR project
Years: 2001 to 2007 Employer: Boundless Corporation Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Leader of battery research laboratory and technical operations. Technologies included: large format lithium-ion batteries and battery
management; and materials for lithium-ion batteries such as high porosity separator and nano-scale cathode material.
 Principle investigator for four Phase II and nine Phase I SBIR projects as well as other private research contracts.
 Created novel lithium-ion battery state of health algorithms based on impedance techniques.
 Invented and reduced to practice structural lithium-ion batteries and ultracapacitors based on carbon fiber fabrics for
aerospace battery applications.
 One patent awarded for a finish charge device for VRLA batteries.
Years: 1994 to 2001 Employer: Optima Batteries Title: Manager of Technical Research / Senior Electrochemist Department: Responsibilities: Conducted research on high power spiral wound lead-acid batteries and was technical advisor to upper management. Manager of
chemical, testing and prototyping labs.
 Brought Optima ‘Yellow Top’ deep cycle battery from lab to commercialization.
 Developed fast prototyping of 36 V battery prototypes for automotive use, which led to the acquisition of Optima by JCI.
 Lead for activities within an Army funded research consortium to develop ‘smart’ VRLA batteries.
 Managed technical activities for a three year DOE/GM program to develop high power hybrid electric vehicle batteries.
Produced a prototype lead-acid battery with over 600 W/kg power capabilities.
 Created a novel charging algorithm recognized in the industry and adopted by several charger manufacturers.
 Invented a novel positive paste additive resulting in a doubling of cycle life. Two US patents issued.
Years: 1992 to 1993 Employer: Eltron Research, Boulder Title: Senior Electrochemist Department: Responsibilities: Managed two Phase II SBIR projects (DOE, NSF) involving the development of mixed conducting ceramic catalyst membranes for
the decomposition of NOx in diesel exhaust and for the oxidative coupling of methane to higher value compounds like ethane.
Years: 1989 to 1992 Employer: Unichem International Title: Senior Research Chemist/ Laboratory Manager Department: Responsibilities: Key member of start-up effort to introduce novel oil production scale inhibitor product to US markets. Managed analytical chemistry
laboratory, performed custom formulations, managed toll blending, and provided technical marketing to major oil companies.
 Formulated a polyelectrolytic scale inhibitor to precipitate at down hole temperatures during well fracturing treatments
for BP at Prudhoe Bay, AK resulting in over $2 million in sales for 1991.
Years: 1987 to 1988 Employer: Texas A&M University Title: Research Associate (Post-doc) Department: Responsibilities: Executed research on electrically conductive polymers using electrochemcial impedance spectroscopy.
 Supervised 12 graduate students.
Years: 1979 to 1981 Employer: Colorado Interstate Gas Title: Plant Chemist Department: Responsibilities: Managed analytical laboratory with one technician supporting natural gas sweetening plant operations.
 Created an innovative corrosion-monitoring program based on analysis of dissolved iron in process fluids by AA resulting in significant savings in maintenance operations.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
The American Chemical Society
The Electrochemical Society
The Denver Electric Vehicle Council
Publications and Patents Summary
Available upon request.

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