Steve Risser, PhD,
Dr. Risser is a Research Leader at Battelle with a 30+ year career in materials research. His particular area of expertise is developing relations between material composition and performance in devices, and using these relations to guide application-specific materials development. He has applied this expertise across diverse markets such as energy storage and harvesting, photovoltaics, medical devices, optics, and sensors, with the focus on speeding the insertion of new technologies into commercial products. In the area of energy storage, Dr. Risser has led Battelle’s programs in conformal batteries, high energy density supercapacitors, optical sensors for enhancing lithium-ion battery safety, and low-temperature electrolytes. He has directed numerous assessments of battery technologies for commercial clients, both for end users looking to understand current and future energy storage technologies as well as for manufacturers looking for new markets for their existing products. He also co-authored a recent study on lithium-ion battery safety in electric vehicles for NHTSA. Dr. Risser’s work has earned several R&D100 awards, and resulted in 18 US patents and more than 30 journal publications.