Leadership

George Crabtree

George Crabtree, an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, is the Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research. As JCESR Director, Crabtree directs the overall strategy and goals of the research program and operational plan, acts as liaison to executives of JCESR partner organizations, and represents JCESR with external constituencies and advisory committees.

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Venkat Srinivasan

Venkat Srinivasan, JCESR Deputy Director, Research and Development, facilitates and integrates the center’s many research activities across the entire program and delivers the programs’ progress to the Executive Committee.

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Devin Hodge

Devin Hodge, Deputy Director, Operations, is responsible for effectively managing the mission support needs of JCESR. This includes the responsibility for leading and managing teams across the JCESR partner set involving fiscal management, human/capital management, technology and resource allocation, major infrastructure/space planning, ESH & QA, program review/reporting, internal and external communications, and adherence to policies, procedures, directives and regulations.

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Nenad Markovic

Nenad Markovic, JCESR Chief Science Officer, provides scientific guidance, advice, and support to the JCESR Director and reports on novel characterization tools and emerging research trends across the battery research community that could benefit JCESR.

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Lynn Trahey

Lynn Trahey is a materials scientist in JCESR where she leads scientific integration efforts as Research Integration Officer. A staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory since 2010, Trahey’s research focuses on electrodeposition, anodization, and operando characterization of materials and interfaces for advanced secondary batteries.

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  • Director's Message -- 2016

    It seems only yesterday we launched the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), but in reality, it was nearly four years ago. Our vision was bold: high-performance, low-cost electricity storage that would lead to widespread deployment of electric vehicles and transformation of the … Read More

  • Energy Storage Has the Potential to Change the Way We Live

    This CNBC Special Report discusses how the striking and swift evolution of cell phones from cumbersome bricks to sleek, powerful devices was possible because of the lithium-ion batteries used to charge them up. Next-gen batteries could bring the kind of change we’ve seen in telephones … Read More

  • Scientific Sprints: Speed Through Collaboration

    As an innovative twist on traditional project management, JCESR conducts “Sprints,” small teams of dedicated researchers formed to solve a select research challenge within 1-6 months. Using the Sprint approach, JCESR takes a single question from our catalog of prioritized scientific challenges and dedicates a … Read More

  • Energy Storage: George Crabtree

    George Crabtree, JCESR Director, discusses the importance of developing the next generation of batteries and how that could help transform transportation and the electricity grid. Read More

  • Cost-Driven Materials Selection Criteria for Redox Flow Battery Electrolytes

    Techno-economic analysis shows that design challenges for non-aqueous batteries include minimizing salt content and dropping redox-active species concentration to moderate levels, while aqueous batteries are sensitive to only redox-active material cost and cell voltage due to low area-specific resistance and supporting electrolyte costs. Read More