laboratories serving product areas ranging from primary and secondary batteries to uninterruptible power supplies and small electric motors.
He was a member of the INCO Long Range Technology Committee and the technical advisory panel for North America Capital Venture Fund. In 1982, Dr. Brodd established Broddarp, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in battery technology, strategic planning, and technology planning. A consultancy with Amoco led to his moving to Amoco Research Center as project manager of a rechargeable lithium sulfur dioxide battery project. He subsequently moved to Gould, Inc., to establish their Lithium Powerdex Battery Venture and then to Valence Technology, a venture group developing a solid polymer electrolyte battery system for rechargeable batteries for portable consumer devices. He served as staff consultant/marketing director and then Vice President, Marketing.
Dr. Brodd was elected President of The Electrochemical Society in 1981 and Honorary Member in 1987. He was elected National Secretary of the International Society of Electrochemistry, 1977-1982, and Vice President, 1981-1983. He is past chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Battery Materials Association. Dr. Brodd was President of the Pi chapter of Phi Lambda Upsilon. Dr. Brodd has served on numerous technical advisory and review committees for the National Research Council, International Electrotechnic Commission, DOE, NASA, and NIH government laboratories and technical programs, most recently as a member of the 1999 and 2004 Review Committee for the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Brodd has over 100 publications and patents.
Patrick Davis is the Program Manager of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program Office at the U. S. Department of Energy. The Vehicle Technologies Program supports over $200 million in annual research funding for hybrid drivetrains, advanced batteries, lightweight materials, advanced combustion and fuels, vehicle systems integration, and deployment activities. He is responsible for two major government industry partnerships, the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership and the 21st Century Truck Partnership. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute. Formerly he served as a senior advisor for transportation technologies in the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and as DOE coordinator of the President’s 20-in-10 Initiative to reduce gasoline usage in the United States by 20 percent in the next 10 years. He previously served as the Acting Program Manager of the Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies, Team Leader for Hydrogen Production, Team Leader for Fuel Cell Technology, co-chair for two FreedomCAR and Fuel