Dr. Brian Ingram is a Materials Engineer and interested promoting the development of energy storage and conversion in beyond-Li-ion batteries and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) He is an expert in charge transfer in solid state materials and has extensive experience in materials characterization including conventional and synchrotron radiation measurements such as x-ray diffraction and x-ray absorption as well as high temperature solid-state impedance spectroscopy.
Among other activities, Dr. Ingram is the Lead Principal Investigator of the Science of Materials Complexity thrust of the Joint Center for Energy Research (JCESR) centered at Argonne, one of the Department of Energy’s Energy Innovation Hubs. JCESR tackles basic scientific questions and challenges to provide a foundation for disruptive high-performance battery materials that enable a diversity of designer batteries that simultaneously meet apparently anti-correlated performance requirements for the grid and transportation. Dr. Ingram is also the principal investigator of the SOFC Manufacturing project in support of the Office of Fossil Energy to establish key materials properties and tolerances that affect stack performance reliability. Additionally, Dr. Ingram serves as a Vector Lead in Energy Storage for Argonne’s National Security Programs.