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Bryant J. Polzin

Battery Recycling Plant Researcher


Bryant Polzin is a process engineer at Argonne National Laboratory, supporting research and development of lithium-ion batteries for transportation applications. He focuses on materials evaluation and the scale-up of batteries from coin cell level to xx3450 pouch cells and 18650 can cell level. He established the Electrode Library, which consists of industrial-quality capacity-matched anodes and cathodes that are distributed to universities, industry and national laboratories all over the world for research purposes. He has number of publications covering different aspects of lithium ion battery development and performance.

Prior to coming to Argonne National Laboratory, Bryant spent 10 years working in industry. He spent five years working at a start-up company that manufactured sapphire for LED production, and also worked at a machine tool manufacturer as a process engineer developing manufacturing processes for a number of different industries and on different materials. He holds an M.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering and a B.S. from Iowa State University in Ceramic Engineering.