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 ProVance TechnologiesVance Turner Individual Other Energy Technologies We have developed a new pump technology based on the hyper-sonic pulse detonation of Hydrogen and Oxygen and water as the flexible piston. it has to date the highest efficiency of converting chemical energy to pressure and/or vacuum. it is also the fastest pressure/vacuum pump. It has the potential to replace steam plants with high pressure room temperature water in a very small footprint. It will "ALWAYS" be more efficient than a fuel cell. We will let other validate exactly how efficient it is but some folks are going to be very surprised and it should set the "SAFE UNIVERSAL STANDARD" for work. We also have found a novel electrolysis model that doesn't separate the hydrogen and oxygen and are developing it to power the pump. You can contact me at my CELL# 408-431-5595
Website: provancetechnologies.com

Email: vance.turner@provancetechnologies.com

Phone: 4084315595

Address: 1540 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA, 95249, United States
CA
 Michigan State UniversityHarold Schock Academic Transportation To ignite a high-EGR primary or very lean mixtures in an IC engine, a Dual Mode, Turbulent Jet Ignition (DM-TJI) system has been developed which comprises a fuel-tolerant combustion system with the promise of emission control of noxious exhaust gases using a three-way catalyst. We have shown that we can reliably and controllably ignite very lean mixtures (λ=3.06 ) of gaseous methane in a rapid compression machine (RCM) using the turbulent jet ignition system (TJI). The λ values shown refer to the overall fuel-air in the pre-chamber and in the main chamber as compared to a stoichiometric mixture. The unique, patented MSU concept involves controlling the rich charge in the pre-chamber by providing reactants (fuel and air) to the pre-chamber independently of the primary chamber. This system has also been implemented in Prototype 1, 2, and 3 engines. Competing TJI technology uses rich turbulent jets to ignite overall lean mixtures (TJI) or HCCI-like systems. The MSU-invented and proposed technology is the only one which addresses controlling the stoichiometry of the fuel and air in the pre-chamber, thereby eliminating the combustion instabilities associated with residual combustion gases from a previous cycle. Application of this system in single-cylinder engines has shown indicated efficiencies as high as 47% with expected broad range of brake engine efficiencies over 40%. Highly dilute systems with >40% EGR and λ=1 operation have shown indicated efficiencies as high as 44% with COV in IMEP values as low as 1%. NOx values are between the 10s and low 100s of ppm depending on the configuration. A Prototype 3 Jetfire engine with a cylinder head configuration suitable for multi-cylinder application will be operational in early 2020. Prototype 3 system is expected to cost less than $200 for a four-cylinder application.
Website: www.egr.msu.edu/ares

Email: schock@egr.msu.edu

Phone: 3135068049

Address: 7136 Forest Way Ct., Brighton, MI, 48116, United States
MI
 Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDonald R. Sadoway Academic Other Energy Technologies Background:
The Sadoway Group at MIT Materials Science and Engineering has extensive experiences in non aqueous electrochemistry, high-temperature electrochemistry, energy storage, electrolysis, CO2 capture and conversion particularly using molten salt electrolytes. The group seeks to establish the scientific underpinnings for technologies that make efficient use of energy and natural resources in an environmentally sound manner. This spans engineering applications and the supportive fundamental science.

Interest:
High-rate and efficient electrochemical processes, including energy storage and conversion (batteries and fuel cells). Specific topics in applied research in the past are the following: liquid metal batteries for grid-level storage, environmentally sound electrochemical extraction and recycling of metals, solid-polymer-electrolyte batteries for portable power, and advanced materials for use as electrodes in metal-producing electrolysis cells. The related fundamental research is the physical chemistry and electrochemistry of molten salts (including molten oxides and sulfides), ionic liquids, and solid polymer electrolytes.
Specifically for this proposal, we are extremely interested in developing new chemical and materials systems for high-rate and highly efficient fuel cells based on molten salts for conversion of liquid fuels into electricity for cruise power of aviation.

Capabilities:
High-temperature electrochemical systems, chemical and materials design, new electrochemistry, electrochemical performance evaluation, large electrochemical system development and scale-up experiences.
Electrochemical kinetics investigation, materials structure and surface characterizations, access to synchrotron beam sources with collaboration with beamline scientists, TGA-MS measurements for gas-involved situations.
Techno-economical analysis on high-temperature and general electrochemical systems to evaluate their performance and economical promise.
Website: http://sadoway.mit.edu/ http://donaldsadoway.com/

Email: drsadoway@mit.edu

Phone: 617.253.3487

Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States
MA
 SUNY at Stony Brook, Dept. of Materials Sci and Chem. Eng., Sensor CATVladimir Alexander Samuilov Academic Other Energy Technologies Next Generation of High Power and High Energy Storage Devices.
Our research team at the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at SUNY at Stony Brook has an extensive experience in development of high-energy density electrochemical energy storage devices. We invented and demonstrated for first time a totally novel design and development of a unique high-voltage supercapacitor that allows to substantially increase the cell voltage above 40 V.
The main advantages of the supercapacitors over the batteries are: (i) very fast charge/discharge capability; (ii) higher power density; and (iii) much better cycle life performance. Furthermore, making bendable power sources requires development of soft electrode-active materials, and solid electrolytes, which is easier achievable in the SCs rather than in the batteries.
The innovative idea of our single-unit high-voltage supercapacitors is based on the principle of interconnection of multiple electrodes in a diverse way, internally in the unit. Such interconnection allows redistribution of the voltage between the electrodes, which results in increasing of the total operating cell voltage without exceeding the decomposition voltage of the electrolyte.
As developed advanced supercapacitors can overcome all the challenges that the next generation energy storage devices are currently facing. Firstly, their intrinsic cell voltage decreases as a result of the charge decrease in the electrodes during the discharge, which mandates the use of DC–DC converter to regulate and stabilize their output voltage. Secondly, the specific energy density of the supercapacitors is much lower than that of Li-ion batteries (maximum 10 Wh/kg versus up to 250 Wh/kg for Li-ion batteries).
Our discovery opens a novel way to tremendously increase the energy density of the supercapacitors. By applying our innovative technology, we are able to design supercapacitors with the specific energy density up to 400 Wh/kg, which is unachievable with any existing battery system.
Our team has a fully equipped electrochemical laboratory that allows us to perform all the electrochemical study and develop high-capacitance electrodes for the high-energy density supercapacitors of interest. Also, we have wet chemistry lab, and access to the advanced instruments for materials characterization at the Advanced Energy Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University, and at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Lab.
Website: https://sensorcat.stonybrook.edu/development.html

Email: Vladimir.Samuilov@stonybrook.edu

Phone: 6316324736

Address: Department of Mat. Sci & Eng, SUNYSB, Stony Brook, NY, 11794, United States
NY
 National Renewable Energy LabBryan Pivovar Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation: Renewable The NREL Electrochemical Engineering & Materials Chemistry Group has expertise and capabilities spanning material development and synthesis to manufacturing for low-temperature fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies (MEA). The group develops and characterizes novel electrocatalyst and ionomer materials, as well as their subsequent integration, focusing on component interactions and interfacial phenomena at the ink and electrode level that inevitably govern electrochemical performance. The group has a full range of electrode, membrane, and MEA fabrication capabilities, including a wide variety of solution-based casting and deposition techniques and hot pressing. The group applies and develops novel in situ characterization techniques to elucidate limitations in ion and reactant transport and enable state-of-the-art performance for electrochemical devices. The group has a full range of standard in situ cell testing capabilities, with over 20 test stations capable of testing 5 cm2 cells to 6 kW stacks, including a segmented-cell system to characterize current density distribution within the operating cell. Regarding electrochemical cell manufacturing, the group has expertise and capabilities to develop and characterize electrode inks, study appropriate mixing methods and ink stability, perform small-scale deposition and casting of electrodes and membranes on all relevant substrates, and study, develop and validate roll-to-roll coating and casting of continuous electrodes and membranes for manufacturing scale-up risk mitigation.
Website: https://www.nrel.gov/hydrogen/research.html

Email: Bryan.Pivovar@nrel.gov

Phone: 303-275-3809

Address: 15013 Denver West Pkwy, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
CO
 State University of New York at PotsdamMaria Hepel Academic Power Generation: Renewable Background: 30 years extensive background in high power density silver batteries, lithium intercalation, fuel cells, electrocatalysis, and electrode kinetics
Interest: High power density, high energy density storage devices; wearable stretchable supercapacitors and batteries, intercalation devices
Capabilities: electrochemical performance evaluation; structural and surface materials characterizationl available instrumentation for measurements of electrochemical kinetics, capacitance, power, and cycling; Raman structural measurements and surface-enhanced Raman light scattering (SERS), Fourier-transform infra-red (FTIR) and other spectroscopic measurements; electrochemical quartz crystal nanogravimetry and quartz crystal immittance analyzer equipment.
Website: www2.potsdam.edu/hepelmr

Email: hepelmr@potsdam.edu

Phone: 3152444444

Address: 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam, NY, 13676, United States
NY
 Department of Chemistry, University at Albany, SUNYMarina A. Petrukhina Academic Other Energy Technologies Background: Extensive expertise in synthesis, solid state structures and properties of molecular nanocarbons ranging from fragments of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes to molecular nanographenes, in controlled chemical reduction processes coupled with the solid state structures, transformations and characterization (Authored over 200 manuscripts, including 2 book chapters, 8 reviews, and 6 patents)

Interest: Utilization of novel molecular nanocarbons with defined compositions, dimensions and controlled level of
doping for the Next Generation of High Power and High Energy Storage Devices

Capabilities: Several fully equipped wet and dry synthetic laboratories with full access to powder and single-crystal X-ray diffractometers, variable-temperature multi-nuclear NMR spectrometers, UV-vis and IR spectrometers, DART-MS spectrometry and TGA- MS instrumentation.
Website: https://www.albany.edu/chemistry/Faculty_pages/mpetrukhina/petrukhina.shtml

Email: mpetrukhina@albany.edu

Phone: 518-442-4406

Address: Department of Chemistry, University at Albany, Albany, NY, 12222-0100, United States
NY
 Center for Clean Energy Engineering, University of ConnecticutStoyan Bliznakov Academic Other Energy Technologies Dr. Bliznakov is currently a Senior Research Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Center for Clean Energy Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices development, including fuel cells and batteries assembly and testing. Previously, as a staff member at Brookhaven National Laboratory and a member of a world leading research team in the field of fuel cell catalysis, Dr. Bliznakov directed team activities on the development of a novel approach for nanoengineering of platinum monolayer core-shell type fuel cell electrocatalysts and advanced membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs). Dr. Bliznakov is author and co-author of 65 peer-reviewed papers, two book chapters, and four US patents.
At UConn Dr. Bliznakov is part of a team that has developed a unique Reactive Spray Deposition Technology (RSDT). The RSDT is a flame-based process where metal or carboneous nanoparticles (NPs) are synthesized by combustion of metal and/or organic precursors, which are dissolved in combustible solvents. Thus, it is a facile method for synthesis of ultra –high surface area NPs (>2000 m2/g), that can be directly deposited on the current collectors for engineering 3D electrode structures for batteries and supercapacitors applications, or directly on polymer electrolyte membranes for fabrication of advanced MEAs for alkaline and/or PEM fuel cells and electrolyzers.
In addition, the technology allows to avoid any binders in the electrodes of interest, which results in low ESR for the electrodes and ensures very high specific capacitance (>200 F/g) when deposited on scaffold structures for application in the next generation high-voltage, high-power and high-energy density supercapacitors that demonstrated potential to achieve energy densities of higher than 300 Wh/kg.
Website: https://core.uconn.edu/resources/C2E2

Email: stoyan.bliznakov@uconn.edu

Phone: 860 486 4284

Address: C2E2, 44 Weaver Road Unit 5233, Storrs, CT, 06269, United States
CT
 SUNY at Stony Brook, Dept. of Materials Sci and Chem. Eng., Sensor CATVladimir Alexander Samuilov Academic Other Energy Technologies Next Generation of High Power and High Energy Storage Devices.
Our research team at the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at SUNY at Stony Brook has an extensive experience in development of high-energy density electrochemical energy storage devices. We invented and demonstrated for first time a totally novel design and development of a unique high-voltage supercapacitor that allows to substantially increase the cell voltage above 40 V.
The main advantages of the supercapacitors over the batteries are: (i) very fast charge/discharge capability; (ii) higher power density; and (iii) much better cycle life performance. Furthermore, making bendable power sources requires development of soft electrode-active materials, and solid electrolytes, which is easier achievable in the SCs rather than in the batteries.
The innovative idea of our single-unit high-voltage supercapacitors is based on the principle of interconnection of multiple electrodes in a diverse way, internally in the unit. Such interconnection allows redistribution of the voltage between the electrodes, which results in increasing of the total operating cell voltage without exceeding the decomposition voltage of the electrolyte.
As developed advanced supercapacitors can overcome all the challenges that the next generation energy storage devices are currently facing. Firstly, their intrinsic cell voltage decreases as a result of the charge decrease in the electrodes during the discharge, which mandates the use of DC–DC converter to regulate and stabilize their output voltage. Secondly, the specific energy density of the supercapacitors is much lower than that of Li-ion batteries (maximum 10 Wh/kg versus up to 250 Wh/kg for Li-ion batteries).
Our discovery opens a novel way to tremendously increase the energy density of the supercapacitors. By applying our innovative technology, we are able to design supercapacitors with the specific energy density up to 400 Wh/kg, which is unachievable with any existing battery system.
Our team has a fully equipped electrochemical laboratory that allows us to perform all the electrochemical study and develop high-capacitance electrodes for the high-energy density supercapacitors of interest. Also, we have wet chemistry lab, and access to the advanced instruments for materials characterization at the Advanced Energy Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University, and at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Lab.
Website: https://sensorcat.stonybrook.edu/development.html

Email: Vladimir.Samuilov@stonybrook.edu

Phone: 6316324736

Address: Department of Mat. Sci & Eng, SUNYSB, Stony Brook, NY, 11794, United States
NY
 Binghamton University (SUNY)M. Stanley Whittingham Academic Other Energy Technologies Background: Extensive, >45 years, background in high energy density lithium batteries (Nobel Prize 2019) both in industry and academia
Interest: Next Generation of High Power and High Energy Storage Devices. Merging the positive attributes of batteries and super capacitors.
Capabilities: Extensive electrochemical evaluation and cell making facilities, including dry-room, pouch cell pilot line, and cycling equipment. X-ray diffraction. Magnetic susceptibility. Access to synchrotron facilities.
Website: https://www.binghamton.edu/necces/

Email: stanwhit@binghamton.edu

Phone: 607 777 4673

Address: P O Box 6000, Binghamton University, NY, 13902-6000, United States
NY
 University of Texas at AustinAlex Huang Academic Other Energy Technologies Dr. Alex Huang is current a professor at University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Huang is a world renowned expert of power semiconductor devices, power electronics, smart grid and renewable energy system. He has published more than 550 papers in journals and conferences, and is the inventor of more than 20 US patents including several patents on the Emitter turn-off (ETO) thyristor technology that received a prestigious R&D 100 award in 2003. Dr. Huang is also widely credited for his contribution in developing the Energy Internet concept and the Solid State Transformer (SST) based Energy Router technology. His work on the SST has been named by MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s 10 most important emerging technologies in 2011. He has graduated more than 80 Ph.D. students and master students. Dr. Huang is a fellow of IEEE and the general chair of IEEE ECCE Conference in 2012. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Huang is the recipient of 2019 IEEE IAS Gerald Kliman Innovator Award.
Website: http://spec.ece.utexas.edu/

Email: aqhuang@utexas.edu

Phone: 512 232 6647

Address: EER 7.878, 2501 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712, Austin, TX, 78712, United States
TX
 Argonne National LaboratoryDominik Karbowski Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Transportation The Vehicle Mobility and Simulation team at Argonne, has over 20+ years of experience in vehicle systems research, and is recognized worldwide for Autonomie, Argonne’s road vehicle energy consumption tool. Developed over the past 20 years with US DOE support, and adopted by over 275 organizations, Autonomie is extensively used for the development of more energy-efficient vehicles. The team has extensive experience in research on electrified/hybrid/fuel cell powertrains, powertrain systems design optimization, powertrain control and energy management, battery and other component requirements, systems-level impact of individual component technologies.

The team is also developing Aeronomie, the aeronautical version of Autonomie. Aeronomie models the entire aircraft, including the environment, the airframe (6-Degrees-of-Freedom motion and aerodynamics), the power-plant and propulsion systems, and the control and pilot to follow entire missions. Both fixed-wing and multi-rotary designs have been implemented, and an entire mission can be simulated, so that trade-offs between range, payload, energy and performance can be analyzed. Aeronomie comes with a powerful interface to enable efficient large-scale systems simulations.

Within a team for this proposal, we can contribute to the system-level analysis and development: defining component requirements, power-plant systems design optimization, energy management, power plant control optimization, trajectory optimization for energy-efficiency, etc. We would be able to predict how the hybrid energy storage systems would impact the performance of the aircraft.
Website: https://vms.es.anl.gov/

Email: dkarbowski@anl.gov

Phone: 6302525362

Address: 9700 s cass ave, lemont, IL, 60439, United States
IL
 Argonne National LaboratoryAbdellatif Yacout Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has been actively involved in the past in relation to the field of thermionics, with recent direct support of innovations related to development of thermionic based nuclear batteries. With recent focus on the development of efficient energy conversion systems, our group at ANL has been pursuing more efficient thermionic converter designs that are based on innovations in converter materials developments for cesium ion-based refractory metal thermionic converters. The team has developed a technology that helps achieve gain in the net electron emission (x 3 times) without affecting the converter shape (maintaining overall converter footprint) or applying any new material over the refractory metal design. With this technology, it has also been demonstrated that the temperature required for electron emission can be lowered by at least 100 oC, improving the overall conversion efficiency of those cesium-based devices. The team is interested in teaming up with anyone (industries, small business, national laboratories) who is currently looking to commercialize and develop thermionic converter designs for solar, nuclear or as a top-up cycle application.
Website: www.anl.gov

Email: yacout@anl.gov

Phone: 630 252-6781

Address: 9700 S. Cass Ave, Lemont, IL, 60439, United States
IL
 West Virginia UniversityXueyan Song Academic Power Generation: Renewable Dr. Xueyan Song is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU).

Dr. Song has focused her research on “Tuning Various Kinds of Conductivity and Performance of Electro-Ceramics through Controlling the Atomic and Nano Structure of Crystal Defects”. Dr. Song’s peer-reviewed Journal publications include those have appeared in Nature, Nature Materials, Nano Letters, Physics Review, Applied Physics Letters, and ACS Catalysis. Dr. Song is an NSF-CAREER awardee, and recipient of multiple times of outstanding researcher and Researcher of the year from the College of Engineering at WVU.

In the field of fuel cells, Dr. Song’s group research on various crystal defects that have a profound influence on the conductivity and performance of various electro-ceramics. Dr. Song’s work includes, but not limited to, the following: (1). Investigation of grain boundaries and interfaces in a porous electrode of solid oxide cells to tackle their nanostructure origin of performance degradation. (2). Modifying the nanostructure of internals surface of the porous electrode, using Atomic layer deposition (ALD), to dramatically improve the power density, longevity and contaminant endurance of Solid Oxide Cells for high-temperature electricity generation and electrolysis.

Dr. Song’s team capability includes microscopy characterization from microns to atomic scale; fuel cell electrochemical performance testing and analysis; synthesis and conductivity measurement of different ceramic materials, ALD coating of materials and devices.

In terms of ALD applications in fuel cells, during the past several years, Dr. Song’s research team has utilized ALD to modify the nanostructure of an internal surface of as-received commercial cells and enhanced the performance of commercial fuel cells by 370 %, or by a factor of 3.7. This bears an immediate application potential in the SOFC technology since the applied ALD processing is scalable to both the single cells and SOFC stacks. In terms of the fundamental science, for the first time in the field of SOFCs, the work from Dr. Song’s group demonstrates the formation of conformal stable nanoionics and electrocatalytic nanoionics implanted using ALD. Such ALD enabled surface electrocatalytic nanoionics directly enabled the nanostructured electrode that has been constantly pursued for decades yet barely succeeded for practical high-temperature SOFC applications.
Website: https://xueyansong.sandbox.wvu.edu/home

Email: xueyan.song@mail.wvu.edu

Phone: 3042933269

Address: 1306 Evansdale Drive, Morgantown, WV, 26506, United States
WV
 GlobalPhaseBrent Rowan Large Business Power Generation: Renewable Supplying the planet with technology resources to revitalize economic depletion. develop design and construct renewable sustainable energy.
15 years industry experiance
Website: rowanbuiltdotdesign.wordpress.com

Email: rowan@socalenergy.info

Phone: 9516626748

Address: 1251 MASSACHUSETTS AVE #59, riverside, CA, 92507, United States
CA
 Merrill Rusling, LLCEleanor Rusling Small Business Other Energy Technologies Business development, licensing, program management and commercialization of high efficiency, high power density, near zero emissions power systems for stationary, transportation, and aerospace applications.

Woman-owned business with exclusive access to strategic patents from a $100 million corporate R&D program for SOFC, SOFC/ICE and SOFC/GT applications.

Network of highly experienced scientists, engineers and technicians for design, prototyping, test and commercialization.
Website: www.merrillrusling.com

Email: emr@merrillrusling.com

Phone: 5857492716

Address: 29 Split Rock Road, Pittsford, NY, 14534, United States
NY
 ElectroChem Ventures LLCJohn Jean Yamanis, Ph.D. Individual Other Energy Technologies Dr. Jean (aka John) Yamanis

OVERVIEW OF EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
I am interested in and involved in consulting services to support technology and/or business development leveraging my extensive experience in the advanced technology development areas of: fuel cells, fuel cell systems, batteries, material science, ceramics and inorganic nanomaterials, process development, and chemical reactor design.

By way of example for the last stage of my full-time professional career, my major accomplishments as a UTRC Fellow and Principal Engineer at United Technologies Research Center are: the development of long-life metallic interconnect designs for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), the development of planar SOFC cell stack designs, the development of novel metal-supported SOFC stack designs, molten metal stack/system designs as well as design of SOFC systems for stationary, mobile, and portable applications. Additional engagements: advanced rechargeable battery (NiMH & Li-Ion) assessment and development of systems for the recovery and storage of electrical energy.

Intellectual property portfolio: 43 U.S. patents (150+ World awarded and pending patents), 28+ refereed journal publications, several conference proceedings publications, and numerous conference and technical presentations.

RECENT EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY
2012 – Present Owner/ President/ Consultant, ElectroChem Ventures, LLC
2005 – 2012 UTRC Fellow, United Technologies Research Center
2001 – 2005 Chief Engineer, SOFC Systems, United Technologies Research Center
1997 – 2001 Senior Technical Manager, Honeywell (AlliedSignal)

SELECTED PATENTS
1. US 9,506,136 B2 “Method of Coating an iron-based alloy”, issued Nov 29, 2016
2. US 9,401,524 B2 “Compliant stack for planar solid oxide fuel cell”, issued Jul 26, 2016
3. US 9,147,894 B2 “Solid oxide fuel system”, issued Sep 29, 2015
4. US 9,120,683 B2 “Method and device using a ceramic bond material to bond metallic interconnect to ceramic electrode”, issued Sep 1, 2015
5. US 9,118,054 B2 “Jet fuel based high pressure solid oxide fuel cell system” issued Aug 25, 1915
6. US 8,883,368 B2 “Solid oxide fuel cell having rigidized support including nickel-based alloy” issued Nov 11, 2014

EDUCATION
1975 - Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1970 - M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
1964 - Diploma, Chemical Engineering, National Technical Univ. of Athens
Website: https://linkedin.com/in/johnyamanis

Email: j.yamanis@gmail.com

Phone: 860-614-3689

Address: 723 Brandon Green Dr, Silver Spring, MD, 20904-3564, United States
MD
 Oregon State UniversityYue Cao Academic Transportation • Prof. Yue Cao is known for electric battery modeling for electrified transportation (main author of a top 20 download paper on IEEE TTE journal). He is also known for virtual electric-thermal storage for building-grid related research with potentials on MEA implementation (published in APEC 2017). He has co-developed MEA multi-physical power systems modeling tool (published in ITEC 2016). He particularly specializes in power electronics and motor drives to realize energy conversion between energy storage and rest of the power system, including hardware designs.

• Prof. Cao is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (TTE) overseeing More Electric Aircraft (MEA) related submissions. He is active in IEEE Transportation Electrification Community especially in the Aerospace areas, serving as panelists, invited speakers, and organizers for multiple conferences including ITEC, ECCE, EATS, APEC, etc.

• Prof. Cao received MS/PhD from UIUC (Urbana-Champaign) and BS from UT-Knoxville, all electrical engineering with a Power and Energy concentration. He previously worked at Amazon Prime Air, Apple Special Projects, Halliburton, Oak Ridge National Lab. He is working on or worked on sponsored research from Amazon, Rolls-Royce, Ingersoll Rand, Grainger, NSF/DOE. He maintains strong connections with multiple corporates and national labs, for partnering and supporting purposes.

• The university offers geographical diversity in the Pacific Northwest and an advantage to local Aerospace related industry. Prof. Cao co-directs WESRF Facilities that offer up to 750 kW DC and AC supplies, multiple storage physics, and connected complex machinery and stationary loads, capable of doing a variety of tests.

• Prof. Cao is interested in joining a multi-disciplinary team. He is also capable of leading a large team, given his recent success leading one ARPA-E full proposal. He also served as a review panelist with another DOE office. Please feel free to contact anytime.
Website: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~caoy2/

Email: yue.cao@oregonstate.edu

Phone: 541-737-8201

Address: 1148 Kelley Engineering Center, Corvallis, OR, 97331, United States
OR
 University of California, Irvine (UCI), Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP)Jack Brouwer Academic Power Generation: Renewable The APEP team, led by Prof. Jack Brouwer, has more than 20-years’ experience leading interdisciplinary research teams in the study of electrochemical systems dynamics. Prof. Brouwer and his team have appropriate state-of-the-art facilities and capabilities to test stack and to develop and apply dynamic energy conversion device and systems simulation tools. Prof. Brouwer has led many such high temperature electrochemical stack and systems evaluations over the last two decades. In addition, he has led the development of capabilities for dynamic physical simulation and application to energy devices and systems that will be used for the development and evaluation of thermal management and system controls.
The APEP team has experience in modelling and testing electrochemical systems at high pressure (hybrid fuel cell and gas turbine systems) and at low pressure (down to 6kPa - to simulate altitude operation at 60,000 ft). These conditions are of interest when designing energy conversion systems with extremely high specific power densities for transportation applications and in order to understand their performance during flight operation. The testing capabilities range from the button cell level, up to the systems scale.
The team has ongoing research efforts focused on the decarbonization of the heavy duty transportation sectors, ranging from rail and road freight, shipping and aviation. The study of the overall supply chain - from production to dispensing and utilization - of liquid and gaseous renewable fuels (e.g., hydrogen, ammonia, synthetic methane, DME, or jet fuel) is at the heart of these efforts. The team has in fact extensive experience in designing and controlling the operation of electrolysis systems for power-to-fuel applications.
Website: http://www.apep.uci.edu/

Email: jb@nfcrc.uci.edu

Phone: 949.824.1999 x11221

Address: 27 East Peltason Dr, Irvine, CA, 92617, United States
CA
 The Ohio State UniversityProf. Marcello Canova Academic Transportation The Center for Automotive Research (CAR), established in 1991, is the pre-eminent research center in sustainable and safe mobility in the United States and an interdisciplinary research center in The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. CAR research focuses on: 1) Powertrain Control; 2) Electrification and Energy Storage; 3) Safety and Security; 4) Autonomous and Connected Vehicles.

CAR has comprehensive capabilities and facilities for the characterization of performance and aging in Lithium ion batteries, and for the design and prototyping of high performance battery packs. Four professors and five full-time researchers oversee a research portfolio of approximately $5M/year centered on electrochemical energy storage systems for automotive and aerospace applications. The skills of the center encompass in-situ and ex-situ multiscale characterization, material synthesis and cell prototyping, first-principle modeling and simulation, cell-level and pack-level testing, optimization and control, system integration, design/prototyping/testing of modules and packs in vehicle, prognosis and diagnosis. The experimental facilities at CAR support research and development activities by providing electrical and thermal characterization capabilities from coin cells to full-scale battery packs for electric vehicles, and include: i) cell/module/pack cyclers up to 250kW 900V and EIS; ii) thermal conditioning and thermal management design; iii) SIL/HIL laboratory for battery management system prototyping and testing.

In these areas, OSU CAR leads or collaborates on a number of projects funded by, among others, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC, Cummins, the National Science Foundation, ARPA-E, the US Department of Energy and NASA. OSU is the lead university of the 5-year NASA University Leadership Initiative (ULI) program “Electric Propulsion: Challenges and Opportunities”, which focuses on designing and demonstrating systems and components enabling hybrid distributed energy propulsion for commercial aviation (to be demonstrated in 2022 and deployed in 2030). OSU is the lead organization in an ARPA-E NEXTCAR program, demonstrating 20 percent fuel economy improvement through look-ahead powertrain control via V2X communication and Level 1 automation.
Website: www.car.osu.edu

Email: canova.1@osu.edu

Phone: 6146070629

Address: 930 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH, 43212, United States
OH
 Atlas Energy SystemsIan Hamilton Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Atlas Energy Systems, LLC is an energy technology company pursuing the commercialization of thermionic energy converters. Atlas is redesigning the proven cesium-refractory metal thermionic converters of the 1970s into mass-manufacturable and commercially viable devices. These devices have been demonstrated with power densities of over 30W/cm^2 and efficiencies over 20% but were previously not economically viable or scalable. Atlas is keeping the core physics of these proven devices the same and is using novel advanced manufacturing techniques to scale the technology from bench-top to production. However, Atlas is also working with other research partners to further increase efficiency, reduce operating temperatures, and increase power density for more advanced thermionic technologies.

Since thermionics have no moving parts, operate at high temperatures, and have incredibly high power densities, they are a perfect candidate for this potential application. Additionally, thermionics are agnostic to the fuel type and will be able to use carbon neutral fuels as the heat source.

Atlas is interested in teaming with anyone from power production to energy storage. Thermionics could be combined with another generation platform as a topping cycle; specifically solid-state devices like thermoelectrics or thermophotovoltaics.
Website: https://atlasenergysystems.org/

Email: ian.hamilton@atlasenergysystems.org

Phone: 2604662301

Address: 1354 Highpoint Drive #202, Romeoville, IL, 60446, United States
IL
 Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI)Subir Roychoudhury Small Business Power Generation: Renewable Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) develops and commercializes advanced catalytic reactors and system technologies for clean and efficient power generation, combustion, chemical reactions and pollution control. PCI has developed a world-leading expertise in the fields of catalytic combustion and catalytic reaction. Our technological breakthroughs are reflected in PCI’s Microlith® catalytic reactor designs, the RCL® catalytic combustor, and in more than 75 issued U.S. patents. PCI is an active participant in the Federal SBIR program including as a contractor for DOE and NASA and has performed as a subcontractor in the ARPA-E INTEGRATE (SHIFT project) and GENSETS (Single-Cylinder Two-Stroke Free-Piston Internal Combustion Generator and Free Piston Stirling Engine Based 1kW Generator Projects) Programs. The company has successfully developed and delivered prototype fuel reformer/SOFC and internal combustion engine power generation systems under DoD Rapid Innovation Fund projects.
PCI brings distinctive design, assembly and test capabilities to Teams in the areas of fuel reforming, catalytic combustion, and hybrid power generation systems using solid oxide fuel cell, internal combustion engine and gas turbine power generators. Twelve members of our staff have PhD's, including in the fields of catalysis, chemical and chemical reactor engineering, mechanical engineering, computational fluid dynamics, chemistry, physics and materials science and are supported by experienced technicians and machinists. The company has a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience reforming and combusting commercial jet fuels and alternative fuels. PCI has testing capabilities for chemical reaction and combustion components up to 0.75 pound per second gas flow rates and gas pressures up to 16 atm. Power generator test capabilities include use of up to 10 kWe load banks.
Website: https://www.precision-combustion.com/

Email: aanderson@precision-combustion.com

Phone: 2032873700

Address: 410 Sackett Point Road, North Haven, CT, 06473, United States
CT
 UW-MilwaukeeAdel Nasiri Academic Other Energy Technologies Area of expertise for RFI-0000042: Energy storage systems; various energy storage chemistries e.g. batteries; high power and dense power converter for energy storage system.

Porf. Nasiri conducts research on energy storage systems, high power converters, high frequency magnetics; and microgrids at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He directs the center for Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems and also the site for National Science Foundation center on Grid-connected Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES). Various projects on high power converters, energy storage converters, high speed drives, high speed controls, and EMI are conducted in the center. Sponsors include industry, ARPA-E, NSF, Navy, Air Force, and Army.

Center for Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems currently has four lab spaces: Power Electronics and Electric Drives lab, Microgrid and Energy Storage lab, Protection and Wide Band Gap Devices lab, and Power System lab. Power electronics lab has is a 2000 sq-ft space with over 250kVA power supply capabilities. The lab is equipped with 10 work benches and necessary tolls to conduct multiple projects. Full packages of MATLAB/Simulink, dSpace systems, PSIM, PSS/E, ANSYS, and PSCAD for software simulation are available. The lab includes DC and AC power supplies, energy storage devices, dynamometers, etc.

The power electronics lab is currently equipped with three dSpace systems, TI DSP boards, and NI Compact RIO and computers, Typhoon HIL 604 setup, high power AC and DC sources, 500 MHZ, 4 channel Lecroy LT364L oscilloscope with PMA1 power measure analysis software and current probes, three 4-channel, 250MHz Tetronix 4054 oscilloscopes, power electronics components including switches, gate drivers, and heat sinks.

The Microgrid and Energy Storage lab is another 2000sq-ft of space with various energy storage chemistries and power/voltage levels from cell to 850V/100kWh. It is equipped with power supplies, two 150kW battery chargers, and microgrid control systems.
Website: www.uwm.edu/sees

Email: nasiri@uwm.edu

Phone: 4142294955

Address: 115 E. Reindl Way, Milwaukee, WI, 53212, United States
WI
 Carbon Solutions, Inc.Elena Haddon Small Business Other Energy Technologies At Carbon Solutions, Inc. (CSI), we have developed a proprietary technology that has demonstrated the foundation base for a family of highest performance hybrid products that serve broad spectrum of applications ranging from portable battery products to aviation. This accomplishment was driven by integrating both physics and chemistry of battery materials with the science of battery device design and the needed salience low cost, high reliability manufacturing process, and have them all be the drivers for the sought after technical and economic properties for each battery application.
We have demonstrated prototypes yielding the following hybrid battery characteristics:
1. Simultaneously the highest density in energy and power in each hybrid battery product for a broad spectrum of battery applications
2. Simultaneously customizable to the smallest size and weight for each application
3. The lowest cost for each application
4. The highest safety factors in all applications
5. Compatibility with requirements for environmental protection
At this point while CSI is still a small company we are looking for the next stage of development required to prepare the technology for high volume applications. For this next stage we are open to the ideas of partnering with high volume manufacturers, partnering with a spectrum of customers, and in selected situations we are willing to license our technology.
Website: www.carbonsolution.com

Email: bekyarova@carbonsolution.com

Phone: 951 682 5620

Address: 1200 Columbia Ave., Riverside, CA, 92507, United States
CA
 Novus Energy Technologies, Inc.Peter Thomas Small Business Other Energy Technologies Novus is currently working with Lockheed Martin Space Systems and NASA/DoE to develop high efficiency heat to electric conversion systems for space power applications. Novus staff has already demonstrated over 35,000W/m^2 power density, 2.5kW/Kg specific power and over 20% efficiency with this solid state heat to electric conversion technology. Looking to partner with a company, university or individual(s) that has expertise in high efficiency, high density energy storage.
Please email me at pete@novusenergytechnologies.com
Website: http://novusenergytechnologies.com/

Email: pete@novusenergytechnologies.com

Phone: 9196198153

Address: 400 Park Office Dr. Suite 111, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709, United States
NC
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