Chemist and portable power expert with thirty years of industry experience in the fields of lithium batteries and ultracapacitor technologies including management of the team that first commercialized lithium-ion battery technology in North America. Has worked at the leading edge of battery and supercapacitor technology throughout his career, having led battery R&D as well as testing and application engineering organizations. Extensive experience in the Asian battery market as a result of working for and with companies in Japan and China as well as auditing and maintaining relations with Asian material suppliers and subcontractors. Has also written and spoken extensively on these technologies.

Formal Education

  • Executive MBA, Simon Fraser University
  • M.S. in Chemistry, Simon Fraser University
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Simon Fraser University

Career Highlights

  • Designed and developed nickel-based aqueous ultracapacitor modules for use in applications ranging from cold weather diesel engine starting to military Silent Watch
  • Created a battery and ultracapacitor testing laboratory, including design of equipment for UL and UN / DOT testing, to audit Tier 1 China cell manufacturers for a large U.S. consumer electronics OEM
  • Co-developed the BB-2590/U lithium-ion battery under a contract to the U.S. Army
  • Named inventor on five issued U.S. patents including one relating to lithium ion cell technology

Expert Qualifications

  • Expert for plaintiffs in a class action in U.S. District Court alleging Apple slowed phones with diminished battery capacities
  • Testifying expert in more than twenty personal-injury cases relating to battery-powered vaping devices across a range of venues
  • Expert for the defendant in a medical device product liability suit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Testifying expert in a patent infringement action relating to cordless power tool technology
  • Expert for plaintiffs in a pair of litigations stemming from a motorcycle battery fire and a dune buggy fire, respectively