lithium iron phosphate battery expert consultant resume
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  • Battery Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Material Testing
  • Waste Treatment
  • Water Treatment

While attending the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, this expert earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, with an emphasis in Biological and Living Systems.

While attending the Salt Lake City Community College in Salt Lake City, UT, this expert earned an Associate of Science degree.

Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Expert Consultant Resume

This expert specializes in the development of lithium iron phosphate batteries, material testing, water treatment plant operations, and waste water treatment facility operation.

This expert is able to evaluate operational needs, design new concepts, and implement processes that increase productivity, enhance quality, and improve cost effectiveness. This expert is a highly regarded leader with the ability to motivate operators to deliver quality results. This consultant has a strong track record of problem solving and process improvements.

This consultant has experience in development of second-generation lithium phosphate cathode material, including troubleshooting first generation lithium phosphate powder using statistical methods (DOE’s, SPC, control charts, pre-control charts, Paired Comparisons, gage R&R, t-Tests, process capability, FMEA, B vs. C, ANOVA), cost reductions, insuring powder quality, and documentation.

Additional areas this expert has experience in are diffusion processes; depositions, cleans, and drives. Other capabilities of this expert include finding failure modes of equipment and product.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in process development, lithium iron phosphate batteries, material testing, water treatment plant operations, waste water treatment, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Senior Development Engineer, energy solutions firm

Was responsible for the development of Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries. Power Battery-Development of a high rate LFP battery capable of providing in excess of 20C discharge currents, high charge currents, long life, and safety. Energy Battery-Developed cells that provide ~130Wh/kg of energy, providing high pulse currents while maintaining outstanding lifecycle and self discharge and safety. Material Testing-Testing of new materials and manufacturers for improvements in cell properties, elimination of sole supplier, and cost issues. All work has been verified using statistical approaches to insure that changes can be validated by a difference. DOE’s, pair comparisons, ANOVA, control charts, B vs. C, Tukey tests and other analysis were done for statistical validation. Reports were then issued on the change with the accompanying testing and statistics.

 

Engineer IV, ATK

Was responsible for running of water treatment plant. AP plant processes ~10,000 gallons of 10% AP daily. In addition, the waste stream treatment plant treated organic, oxidizers, and explosive chemicals made in processes and laboratories. Ammonium Perclorate Treatment Facility- Plant processed ~10,000 gallons of 10% AP solution daily. Multiple operations including vacuum distillation, crystallizer, and filter separation. Responsible for plant operations upgrades and trouble shooting the process, as well as insuring that all safety procedures were strictly followed. Waste Water Treatment Facility- Treatment plant treated organic, oxidizers, and explosive chemicals made in onsite processes and laboratories. Operations included reactors, liquid/liquid extractors, filtration, and absorption.

 

Development Engineer, Valence Technology

Was responsible for development of second-generation Lithium Phosphate cathode material. Troubleshooting first generation Lithium Phosphate powder using statistical methods (DOE’s, SPC, control charts, pre-control charts, Paired Comparisons, gage R&R, t-Tests, process capability, FMEA, B vs. C, ANOVA), cost reductions, insuring powder quality, and documentation. Second Generation Cathode Material- Scale up research powder from 1kg/week to commercial needs. Involved refining and documentation of the formulation, implementing processes, process quality control, raw material evaluation, process equipment evaluation and procurement, and electro-chemical performance of the material. Carbon Formulation in Polymer cell- Varied the carbon formulation, type of carbon, binder, and plasticizer levels and ratios in powders and films. Examined effects on capacity, life cycle, and rate capability. Polymer cell Process Engineer-Responsible for the production of polymer cells and experiments conducted on them. Including dosing levels, electrolyte type, conditioning, gas evolution, and drying. P1a- Led the team that examined quality problems with first generation phosphate material. Quality yields improved from ~30% to 100%. Led team that examined cost reduction change in raw materials and processing as well as capacity increases in P1a powders. Database-Switched form using a paper system to an access database. Tracked in-process data as wells as output form testing.

 

Process Engineer, Teccor Electronics

Was responsible for all diffusion processes; depositions, cleans, and drives, keeping the specifications for the processes current, and making process improvement for Cpk and cycle time. Other responsibilities included finding failure modes of equipment and product. Boron Emitter Deposition- Developed new recipe that increased the Cpk by 300%, the result of the change increased yields by an average of 15%. Boron Getter Deposition- Increased the capacity by 44% through a reduction in cycle time, while increasing the Cpk by 50%. N-type Sectioning- Replaced the sectioning of a product wafer with a pilot wafer, savings of $26.00/lot (approx. $500.00 per day). Phosphorus Emitter Deposition- Converted two different processes (Telecom and Thyristor) into one efficient process with an average capacity increase of 31%. The Cpk increased by an average of 48%. Excel VB program- Built program that calculates the amount of diffusion, for base and emitter drives, predicated upon time and temperature. Program is used to make adjustments for furnace malfunctions. Six Sigma Green belt certified- DOE’s, SPC, control charts, pre-control charts, Paired Comparisons, costing methodologies, gage R&R, t-Tests, process capability, FMEA, B vs. C.

 

Research Assistant, University of Utah

Researched and developed a technique to remove a heavy metal contaminant from wastewater for a large industrial company. Phase I- Performed experiments, analyze data including the building of a real time data acquisition system to understand the mechanisms of the reaction, (OPTO 22 system). Develop kinetic model of reaction. OPTO 22 System: Designed and built hardware and software (program and MMI) system consisting of pH, eH, D.O. probe, TPO temperature control via a thermocouple and heating element, and agitation control, all of which can be manipulated through the MMI. Designed continuous flow system, using feed forward ratio control to meter the reactants.

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