He has over 20 years of experience at Argonne National Laboratory in research and development of advanced battery systems for transportation applications that include hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and electric vehicles (EV). These battery systems were predominantly lithium-based and include lithium-alloy/iron disulfide (molten salt), lithium polymer, and lithium-ion. He has extensive hands-on experience in the various processes and equipment needed for a successful lithium battery research facility. He is the leader of the Cell Analysis, Modeling, and Prototyping (CAMP) Facility at Argonne, which is a multi-disciplined team with semi-automated electrode and cell making equipment centered on the advancement of novel high-energy cell systems for transportation applications. He holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and has over 44 publications, including two book chapters, several technical reports, three patents awarded, and three patent applications filed.
He is a chemical engineer at Argonne National Laboratory with specializations in process analysis and modeling, and experimental validation of breadboard reactor systems. His interests include the design and technoeconomic analysis of lithium-ion batteries and production process of these batteries and their supply chain. He is responsible for the continuing development of BatPaC, a spreadsheet tool used for the design of lithium ion batteries and to estimate their cost. He is active in the analysis of vehicle batteries and production processes. He has conducted extensive analytical and experimental studies on the development of portable and distributed hydrogen production processes. These studies include the development of catalysts, reactor designs for the conversion of liquid and gaseous fuels to hydrogen, breadboard demonstrations, hydrogen concentrators, along with modeling studies of fuel cell systems, hydrogen production processes, and materials used in the production of lithium-ion batteries.