He is a lighting engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) focusing on the development of LED technology. His emphases are human factors experiments and development of new metrics and test methods, especially for the topics of color, glare, flicker, and long-term performance. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society's (IES) Color Committee and Technical Procedures Committee and also active with the International Commission on Illumination (CIE). Prior to joining PNNL, he earned a doctorate in architectural engineering from Penn State University. He was named a future leader of lighting by LD+A magazine in 2010, has authored over 50 journal articles and government reports, and received the 2013 Taylor Technical Talent Award from the IES for his published work.
He is the manager of the High Efficiency Crystalline Photovoltaics Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His interests at NREL have been in the development of next-generation multi-junction high-efficiency solar cells for concentrator systems and the transfer of this technology to industry. One of his early focuses after joining the group was to adapt the GaInP/GaAs multi-junction cell technology for concentrator operation, developing the first monolithic two-terminal solar cell to have a verified efficiency with more than 30%. More recently, he has studied novel semiconductor materials for photovoltaics, such as GaInNAs for potential application in a 1-eV-bandgap device on conventional GaAs or Ge substrates, as well as developing concepts for junctions suitable for fabrication on Si. His current work centers on development of future generations of lattice-mismatched multi-junction cell structures for ultrahigh-efficiency operation under concentration. He received his bachelor’s in physics from Princeton University and his doctorate in applied physics from Stanford University. He joined NREL in 1990.
He is the manager of the Materials Preparation Center (MPC) at Ames Laboratory. He has worked at the Ames Laboratory for more than 26 years. His research interests include thermal spray, quasicrystalline and bulk-amorphous alloys, tribological testing, and rapid alloy assessment methods. In addition to his role as the manager of the MPC, he is involved in research efforts under the Critical Materials Institute (rapid assessment and recycling efforts), structures and dynamics of condensed systems, and mesoscale structured materials. He received his master's in materials science and engineering and a bachelor's in ceramic engineering.
David Bock is an Assistant Scientist in the Energy Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). He first joined BNL as a postdoctoral research associate in 2015 after graduating from Stony Brook University. His main research interests are in energy storage applications, including development of primary lithium batteries as well as Lithium-ion technology. Much of his research focuses on using X-ray characterization techniques, including X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray diffraction, to provide mechanistic insight into electrochemical behavior.
He is a manager in the Energy Processes and Materials Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL). As a physical and materials chemist with research leadership experience on several clean energy topics at PNNL, he has managed solar energy programs since 2010. He was previously detailed with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), including in support of the National Laboratory Task Force of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Prior to that, he served for 7 years as a manager of the Applied Materials Science Group at PNNL where he focused on developing and deploying materials science capabilities in support of the DOE’s energy mission. He received his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago.
Her research interests focus on investigation of electroactive materials and their mechanisms in energy storage devices. She is a member of National Academy of Engineering and received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, is a Charter Member of the National Academy of Innovation and holds more than 150 patents. She received the E. V Murphree Award and Astellas Award from the American Chemical Society and the Electrochemical Society Battery Division Technology award. She is a fellow of the Electrochemical Society and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in chemisty at the Ohio State University.
He joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in January 2001 and is currently technical group manager for the Electrochemical Materials and Systems Group. This group is focused on the development of electrochemical materials and systems for advanced energy storage and conversion applications. He is also currently project manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program at PNNL. This project is focused on the development of electrochemical energy storage technologies to enable renewable integration and to improve grid support. He previously led development efforts in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology and planar Na batteries. Prior to PNNL, he was a senior ceramic engineer at Litton Life Support and was responsible for the development of prototype advanced electrochemical oxygen generating system. He currently holds 16 U.S. patents on fuel cells, batteries, and high temperature electrochemical devices with 22 pending patent applications. While at PNNL, he was recognized as key contributor on four licensing activities, received a 2009 Federal Laboratory Consortium award for Technology Transfer of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology to Delphi Corporation and was named PNNL Inventor of the Year in 2015.
His research revolves around the study of solid surfaces with focus in experimental model systems for heterogeneous catalysts. Specifically, he pioneered the development of surface science models for zeolites, the most used catalysts in the industry, while working at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society in Berlin, Germany. His current research at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials focuses on experimental models for zeolites and other catalysts aiming at elucidating the reaction mechanisms for catalytic processes of importance for energy transformations. At Brookhaven National Laboratory, he is in charge of the Ambient Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy endstation, in partnership with the National Synchrotron Light Source II. He received his bachelor’s in chemistry from University of San Luis, Argentina, and doctorate in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, followed by postdoctoral research at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society under the auspices of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Dr. Kevin M. Fox is fellow engineer in the Environmental Stewardship Directorate of the Savannah River National Laboratory. Dr. Fox’s current research focus is the development of innovative materials for the immobilization of nuclear wastes. Most recently, he has worked to further the understanding of crystallization in high level waste glasses to allow for maximizing the incorporation of waste constituents, and developed compositions for high waste concentration cementitious waste forms to minimize disposal volumes and cost. Dr. Fox has a background in structure/property relationships in ceramic materials, with a concentration on high temperature deformation of ceramic composites and advanced microstructural characterization techniques. He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, and serves on the Society’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Fox has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, co-edited 6 volumes, and has given more than 60 technical society presentations. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in Ceramic Science from the Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University.
He received a doctorate in computer science at the University of Tennessee in 2009, master’s in computer systems and software design, and his bachelor’s with a double major in computer science and mathematics with physics from Jacksonville State University. His research spans government-scale database and management systems, graphical user interface design, medical software used for surgery, gesture recognition, graph-theoretic analysis, optimization, automation, systems genetic research, magnetic resonance imaging, image processing, artificial intelligence, supercomputing, and energy-efficient buildings. He currently serves at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Building Technologies Research & Integration Center (BTRIC) as a subprogram manager for software tools and models with oversight of projects, involving websites, web services, databases, simulation engine development, visual analytics, supercomputing, and artificial intelligence. He has lead creation of the world’s most accurate method for calibrating a simulation model to measured data, fastest building model creator, fastest buildings simulator, and largest archive of simulated building data. He is a joint faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, and an active member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
His research interest is focused on the study of processing, microstructure, and properties of a wide range of metallic alloys used at high temperatures in automotive, industrial, and nuclear applications. He’s active in the study of materials, such as cast irons, stainless steels, and Ni-based alloys used in various applications, including gasoline and diesel engines and exhaust systems, industrial and chemical processing equipment, and high temperature heat exchangers in nuclear reactors. He also has research experience in electronic materials, MEMS devices, and sensors with hands-on experience in failure analysis of microelectronic devices and packages. He has more than 11 issued patents, four R&D 100 awards in collaboration with various industrial partners, and one award for excellence in technology transfer, South East Region Federal Laboratory Consortium.
His research explores novel approaches for rational fabrication of designed nanoscale architectures through self-assembly. He developed methods for creating crystalline and cluster structures based on a programmable assembly of DNA-encoded, nano-objects. His interests include structural aspects of soft matter at nanoscale and at the interfaces, material transformation under environmental factors, and use of novel designed nanomaterials for optical, biomedical, and energy harvesting applications. He received a doctorate in physics from Bar-Ilal University (Israel) and performed his postdoctoral work at Harvard University.
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