Brijesh Vyas is currently a consultant to Bell Laboratories-Lucent Technologies. Previously, he was technical manager of the Energy Conversion Technology Group at Bell Labs-Lucent Technologies. Before that, he held positions at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark. His primary responsibility is R&D of advanced materials and technologies for high-energy-density batteries for portable applications and forward-looking work on energy storage systems for standby applications, including batteries, flywheels, fuel cells, and photovoltaic devices. He has led the development of rechargeable lithium batteries and nickel-cadmium and nickel-hydrogen batteries. As part of the development of battery technology, he is responsible for technology transfer to manufacturing and interactions between marketing, legal, and manufacturing organizations and battery users. He served on the NRC Committee to Review the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium’s Electric Vehicle Battery R&D Project Selection Process. His expertise includes materials and electrochemistry. He received his Ph.D. in materials science from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.