Experienced electrochemist, consultant, and adjunct professor of materials science and engineering. Has extensive experience in research and industry for battery electronics, including new product development, manufacturing and testing, applications engineering, as well as battery system design.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrochemistry, University of Ottawa
  • M.S. in Physical Chemistry, Carleton University
  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Career Highlights

  • Research interests include the use of Computed Tomography (CT) and magnetic methods for the study of battery failure mechanisms, thermal management systems design for battery packs and systems up to 2MWh, advanced fast-charge algorithms, and test and characterization methods for batteries and capacitors
  • Battery expertise includes Li-ion (all types), NiMH, NiCd, NiZn, ZnBr, Lead acid (all types), Li-primary, medical batteries, and alkaline MnO2
  • Experienced in cell design and manufacturing design for all formats of lithium-ion battery technology from coin cells to small, medium, and large pouch cells, cylindrical cells, and small to large prismatic cells, pack modules for small and large applications
  • Named inventor on about half a dozen issued U.S. patents, including for novel battery charging methods, and has also filed patent applications on battery use algorithms to protect lithium-ion polymer cells from premature swelling

Expert Qualifications

  • Testifying expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants in litigation relating to batteries and related technologies used by companies including ASUStek, Dell, HP, Hitachi, LG, and Samsung
  • Submitted an expert report on behalf of the plaintiffs in a U.S. District Court MDL (multi-district litigation) relating to the alleged failure of Lithium batteries in implantable defibrillators
  • Was deposed as an expert for the plaintiffs in a class action litigation against Gillette alleging battery performance misrepresentation and on behalf of defendant Garmin in a different product performance case
  • Expert witness in a pair of related litigations before the U.S. ITC (International Trade Commission) and U.S. PTO (Patent and Trademark Office) pertaining to Asian-imported battery technologies
  • Has submitted declarations and been deposed in Inter Partes Review (IPR) processes before the U.S. PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board