She is also an adjunct faculty member at Villanova University, where she teaches a course on Electrochemical Power Sources, including fuel cells, batteries, and capacitors and their application in dc power systems. Her previous positions include vice president, C&D Technologies, Inc., where she was responsible for the development of new battery products and new product applications such as solar energy and fuel cell systems and for providing technical leadership and support to executive and board members; development manager, power sources, Medtronic, Inc. Promeon Division; technical manager, Batteries and Purchased Products, Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories (Mesquite, Texas); and manager, Chemical Research Department, and senior electrochemist, Electrochemical Research Department, Johnson Controls, Inc. She has extensive research and development and manufacturing experience in electrochemical devices, including batteries and capacitors. She has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and an M.S. in chemistry from Northwestern University and a B.A. in English from Colorado University.


Harry E. Cook (NAE) is professor emeritus, Department of General Engineering, University of Illinois. He is a recipient of the Robert Lansing Hardy Medal and the Teetor Award. He has also received awards from the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and a fellow of the American Society of Metals. His career in the automotive industry began at the Ford Motor Company as a senior research engineer and culminated with his position as the director of automotive research with Chrysler Motors. Dr. Cook was also a professor with the University of Illinois in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and director of the Manufacturing Research Center. His research experience includes phase transformations, friction and wear, automotive product development, value engineering, and competitiveness. He received his Ph.D. in materials science from Northwestern University, and an M.S. and B.S. in metallurgical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.


Glenn A. Eisman is a principal partner, Eisman Technology Consultants, LLC, a managing partner at H2Pump LLC, and an adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in materials science and engineering (Troy, N.Y.), and at the Graduate College of Engineering at Union University (Schenectady, N.Y.). His previous positions include chief technology officer, Plug Power, Inc.; technical leader, Advanced Materials Program, Central Research and New Businesses, The Dow Chemical Company; project leader, Discovery Research R&D and product development of fuel cells, hydrogen technologies, electrochemical engineering, physical and inorganic solid-state chemistry, and new technology commercialization and business development. He received the Inventor of the Year Award, from the Dow Chemical Co. (1993) and is a member of the Electrochemical Society. He received a B.S. in chemistry from Temple University and a Ph.D. in physical inorganic chemistry from Northeastern University. He has published more than 20 technical papers and has been awarded more than 20 U.S. patents.



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