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John David Carter

Materials Scientist, Group Leader

Dr. J. David Carter is known for his research and development of engineered electrochemical materials specializing in the fields of Li-ion Batteries and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.


 Dr. J. David Carter is a Materials Engineer who’s interest lies in the development of the fundamental active materials and components for Li-ion energy storage and fuel cell energy conversion systems. His focus is on the formation, characterization, and demonstration of materials with advanced chemical and physical properties. This has involved teaming with industry partners to move promising materials from the discovery stage towards implementation into finished products. 

He has led research teams for DOE Fuel Cells Technologies Program and industry-led developmental projects for materials and components. He served as a technical monitor for DOE-NSA non-proliferation projects using the talents of former Soviet scientists to advance peacetime technology. 


  • Ph.D., Ceramic Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology          1992
  • M.S., Ceramic Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology            1989
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah                                       1988


  • 2019 Physical Sciences and Engineering Excellence Award
  • Pacesetter Award, January 2017
  • Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, May 2002
  • R&D 100 Award 2001, Autothermal catalyst for reforming hydrocarbon fuels to hydrogen”
  • 2000 National Laboratory Fuel Cell R&D Award