Peter Faguy, Electrochemist, Vehicle Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Peter Faguy received his PhD in Physical Electrochemistry from Case Western Reserve University and has had full careers in academia, in the private sector, and now in the US federal government. Dr. Faguy has created and managed research and advanced technology programs across several fields including battery materials and manufacturing processes. Within the Department of Energy, Dr. Faguy manages a large portfolio of R&D projects for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy directed at realizing the promise of next-generation lithium batteries and advanced processing science and engineering.

Developing Advanced Battery Technologies for Vehicle Electrification—and Everything Else

For the foreseeable future, the batteries of choice for consumer electronics, transportation, most military and a significant number of distributed storage applications will rely on lithium-based electrochemical energy storage devices. But how do we get from where we are now to ubiquitous, cost-effective Li ion batteries? This talk will provide an overview of what DOE-funded R&D activities, from discovery-based to translational to pre-commercial, are underway now and will be needed in the future.