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 the University of Colorado.
Dennis A. Corrigan is the founder and president of DC Energy Consulting, LLC, and has been on the research faculty of Wayne State University for the past several years, including during a 2011 Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment to the U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) where he served as chief energy strategist. His career has focused on electrochemical energy conversion devices for electric and hybrid vehicle applications. His research and development experience spans a wide range, from fundamental materials research at the atomic level to the integration of full systems in vehicular applications, for more than 12 years at GM Research Labs and 16 years at Energy Conversion Devices (ECD Ovonics). He has had direct experience with lead-acid, nickel-zinc, nickel-metal hydride, and lithium batteries, as well as proton exchange membrane and alkaline fuel cells and supercapacitors, and the integration of electrochemical power systems into electric and hybrid vehicles. More recently, Dr. Corrigan developed graduate engineering courses on automotive batteries and fuel cells as well as the base introductory course on hybrid and electric vehicles for Wayne State University’s new electric drive vehicle engineering curriculum. He has a B.S. in chemistry from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in electrochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He has contributed more than 60 technical publications, 100 presentations, and three edited books and has 19 issued U.S. patents. Dr. Corrigan has served many years as an officer of the Detroit Section of the Electrochemical Society, including three terms as chair.
Glenn A. Eisman is a principal partner at 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, the Advanced Materials Program, Central Research and New Businesses, Dow Chemical Company; project leader, Discovery Research R&D and Inorganic Chemical Research, Dow Chemical Company; and Robert A. Welch Research