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Electrochemical Energy Storage, Batteries, Electrochemical Capacitors, Activated Carbon, Materials Science and Engineering, Corrosion, and Electrodeposition

ID: 733823 Kentucky, USA

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Expert is an accomplished researcher and director in the sphere of materials and energy technology. Among numerous other areas of expertise, he specializes in materials synthesis and characterization, material technology, activated carbons for energy and water purification, and higher education/teaching. He has organized a suite of multidisciplinary research teams and has managed budgets of multiple millions of dollars in a wide variety of technology areas. His key skills include strategic planning, leadership, problem-solving and management.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Materials Science Institution: University of Virginia
Year: 1981 Degree: MS Subject: Materials Science Institution: University of Virginia
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Subject: Materials Engineering Institution: Wilkes College
Year: 1975 Degree: Undergraduate Courses Subject: Business Administration, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Biology Institution: Wilkes College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Various Department: Center for Applied Energy Research
Expert has served this U.S. university's Applied Energy Research Center in the following roles: Associated Director of the Electrochemical Power Sources Group; Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (continued to present); Associate Director of the Argonne Battery Manufacturing R&D Center; and Associate Director of Professional Development within the Power and Energy Institute of the state. During this time Expert has also mentored through the center for entrepreneurship within the college of business and economics.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 2003 Employer: Florida Atlantic University Title: Assistant and Associate Professor Department: Engineering
Expert set up a research group, acquiring grants in corrosion, chemical vapor deposition, battery materials, carbon nanomaterials, electrochemical energy storage, and other spheres. He managed over $3.6 million in research grants while developing and teaching a dozen varying graduate and undergraduate courses.

During this time Expert was a Summer Faculty Fellow (1990-91) via NASA and ASEE, during which time he developed a nondestructive testing method and innovative cycling procedure for nickel-hydrogen satellite batteries.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: Physical Sciences, Inc. Title: Principal Scientist Department:
Expert was responsible for the generation of ideas, as well as proposal writing, in organic and inorganic materials as pertinent to energy storage and electrochemistry. He also conducted lab experiments regarding fuel cell membranes.

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