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 Expert  726385

Expert in Battery Testing Evaluation, Analysis, Degradation, Modeling, Simulation, Prognosis, and Diagnosis

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Hawaii (HI)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
He is directing the power system lab at a prominent university, conducting various types of research work on batteries and fuel cells, ranging from materials characterization, cell evaluation, system testing, to modeling and computer simulation, diagnosis and prognosis.

electrochemical system

He received a Ph.D in materials science and engineering from Stanford University with more than 28 years of experiences in the area of battery materials, processing, and characterizations. More recently, he has focused his research work on battery diagnosis and prognosis, as well as new battery chemistry design and development.

electric battery material


electrochemical analysis


electrochemical cell


solid-state ionics

He is very familiar with theory and techniques in determining thermodynamic and kinetic properties of electrode materials, electrochemical systems, and application of such principles and techniques to these electrochemical power source systems.

electrochemical thermodynamics

He has been using this technique to study battery and other electrochemical systems since 1985. He is familiar with technique, instrumentation, analysis and modeling.

electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

He is familiar with most of the metal oxide materials for energy storage and conversion applications in batteries, electrochromic devices, fuel cells, thermoelectric and piezoeletric devices, chemical sensors, and photoelectrochemical or solar cells, and many other functional materials and their applications. He has solid materials science and engineering background and understand the chemistry and solid state theories in the materials science applications.

metal-oxide solid-state chemistry

He has chemistry and materials science and engineering background and training with special focus on electrochemistry. He has been studying electrochemical systems and electrochemical principles and techniques for the past three decades.


He has been conducting research on electrochemical sensors, detecting principles and techniques, and besides technical publications, he has two patents on the subject.
He has been conducting research in the electrochemical deposition of conductive materials for electrochemical, electrocatalytic applications and materials synthesis.

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Honolulu, Hawaii.

Often requested
with this expert:

Battery Design and Simulation
Lithium Batteries
Batteries and Battery Interfaces: System Design and Analysis
Battery Industry, Battery Technology, Research &...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1988   PhD   Materials Sci & Engr   Stanford University  
1982   MS   Chemistry   University of Georgia  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to


(Undisclosed University)


Hawaii Natural Energy Institute




He is directing Electrochemical Power Systems Lab at a prominent research university.

1996 to


(Undisclosed University)





He is the Principal of a private consulting company

2005 to 2011


Ambient Micro LLC



Chief Science Officer


He was the co-founder and CSO

Career Accomplishments:


Professional Appointments

Secretary for the International Society of Solid State Ionics in 1994-1996; member of the Executive Committee of the International Battery Association since 2005; member of the Executive Committee of the Battery Division in the Electrochemical Society for 2006-2008 and Treasurer for 2008-2010; technical contractor with Sandia National Laboratories in 2001


recipient of the Japan NEDO/MITI International Joint Research Program award in 1994-1997; recipient of a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) award as a Visiting Fellow at the Kyoto University in 2005; recipient of the ASEE/ONR Summer Research Fellow to conduct research at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, in 2005.

Medical/Professional Internships

post-doctoral fellowship at the Max-Plank-Institute of Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany

Publications and Patents Summary

co-authored more than 150 technical papers, 5 book chapters, and 8 patents or pending applications

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Power Sources  
 - Journal of Power Sources, Elsevier Science BV  
 - Elsevier  
 - Journal of Power Sources  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2004 to   NGIA   PI   R&D on nano and micro-power sources
2001 to   Air Force APTO   subcontractor   battery evaluation and electric and hybrid vehicle data collection and analysis
2004 to   ONR   co-PI, task leader   fuel cells using alternative fuels
2007 to   AFRL   co-PI   SBIR Phase II on energy harvesting device development

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has been consulting for a number of private industry companies and government agencies, including several battery manufacturers, chemical companies, auto companies, and research institutes in US and abroad. Due to confidentiality constraints, these companies and institutions cannot be identified here. However, some earlier consulting services that are out of the confidentiality agreements are named below as examples.
  • Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for battery accelerated life testing and modeling (2001)
  • Hawaii Electric Company on UPS back-up battery systems evaluation and testing (1998)
  • Ford Motor Co. Think Technology on battery modeling and simulation (1999-2002)
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has filed more than a dozen patent applications in US and abroad and is familiar with filing and infringement issues and litigation processes.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Lithium ion battery expert witness for consulting on litigation case in Singapore.
  • Lithium ion battery expert for consulting on litigation concerning smoking/burning Li batteries in mobile device.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1996 to   Taiwan   He has been providing consulting services for battery manufacturers and research institutions, and giving invited lectures for consulting services and in international conferences.
2005 to   Japan   He has received research award and fellowship award to visiting battery manufacturers and major research institutions. Three times invited speakers in the Japan Battery Symposia in the past 10 years.
2003 to   Southeast Asia   He has been giving several lectures and invited presentations in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand.
2000 to   Europe   He has been invited to several international conferences and workshops for presentations in Europe. He has existing collaborations with a number of institutions in Spain, Sweden, France, and Germany.
2001 to   China   He has been invited many times to visit research institutions, universities, and international conferences for lecturing and presentations. He is also providing consulting services to a number of private companies and research labs.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Chinese   Native
Taiwanese   Native

Market Research:
He understands and continues to monitor battery manufacturing, market and technology trends, and material resources and costs. Have provided some consulting work on market assessment on market, technology and raw materials availability for batteries.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has been invited for lectures and presentations in international professional meetings and conferences related to electrochemical power source systems, electric and hybrid vehicle powertrains, and micro-power sources.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has been working with major battery manufacturers and automotive OEMs on battery testing, modeling, evaluation, simulation and diagnosis in US and abroad.

Other Skills and Services

Expert also has experience with experimental designs and data analysis; database management, software packaging.


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