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 Expert  108035

Expert in Lithium Batteries

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
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With over 30 years of experience in battery chemistry, Expert has been working on a CRADA with several US battery companies to develop a carbon that can be used as an anode in lithium-ion batteries. He led a team that studied DOE-developed carbons. The team looked at modification of the synthesis parameters and achieved over 600 mAh/g in test cells. He also worked on the development of a lithium-ion battery for the DOE using this carbon with LiMn2O4 spinel cathode.

lithium-ion battery


lithium battery

Expert worked on the development of a high-reliability, safe lithium sulfur dioxide battery for long life applications. He led a team that discovered the faults leading to premature failure and developed new materials and processes to eliminate such faults. He has redesigned batteries that performed with a reliability of 0.99997 over a 5-year continuous drain period, with no safety incidents.

liquid cathode system lithium primary battery

Expert developed the use of fault-tree analysis to identify the root cause of battery accidents. Using this technique, he discovered the cause of battery explosions in a test chamber and devised a means for preventing a recurrence.

lithium battery accident investigation

Expert discovered the cause of shock sensitivity in lithium sulfur dioxide cells discharged at low temperatures, and then redesigned the cells to eliminate this problem. He designed a shipping container for safely shipping lithium sulfur dioxide batteries on passenger aircraft and received a DOT exemption allowing such shipment. Expert has co-authored a book on battery safety.

lithium battery safety

Due to his knowledge of battery chemistry and materials, Expert has gained expertise with manganese dioxide. He led a team that looked at improving LiMn2O4 as a cathode for lithium ion batteries by doping the spinel structure. The program consisted of three parts: computer modeling, synthesis of doped materials, and electrochemical testing.

manganese dioxide

Expert worked with NASA (Hughes Aircraft) to help design the lithium sulfur dioxide battery for the Galileo probe to Jupiter using the principles developed for the Sandia battery. He designed a test and performed calculations to predict the reliability for a 10-year mission. He also calculated the reliability of numerous systems using fault tree analysis. Expert co-authored a book on battery reliability.

battery reliability

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Palm Bay, Florida;  and Lakeland, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

Battery Design and Simulation
Battery Industry, Battery Technology, Research &...
Batteries and Battery Interfaces: System Design and Analysis
Electrochemical Power Sources

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   PhD   Inorganic Chemistry   Iowa State University  
1958   BA   Chemistry   Hofstra College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1995 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




1961 to 1995


Sandia National Laboratories


Battery Research Department


Technical Staff


Career Accomplishments:

While at Sandia National Laboratory, Expert was promoted to Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Meeting on Lithium Batteries. He is also a member of the Electrochemical Society and the American Chemical Society.

Professional Appointments

He was the Chairman of the Battery Division of the Electrochemical Society.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Plenum Press, NY  
 - Environmental Oriented Electrochemistry. Elsevier Science. B.V. Amsterdam.  
 - John Wiley & Sons, NY.  
 - Journal of Power Sources  
 - Lithium Battery Technology. John Wiley & Sons  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
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