nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, and lead acid batteries. In addition he has been responsible for battery technology transfer to manufacturing and interacted with application engineers and marketing and legal organizations. He is a recipient of the Sam Tour award by the American Society of Testing and Materials and is a member of the Electrochemical Society. He served on the NRC Committee to Review the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium’s electric vehicle battery R&D project selection process. He holds a B.Tech. in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology–Bombay and a Ph. D. in materials science from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.