Dr. John Muldoon, Sr. Principal Scientist, Toyota Research Institute, received his B.Sc (Hons) in chemistry from Queens University of Belfast in 1997. He completed his Ph.D at University of Notre Dame in 2002 under the direction of Prof. Brown studying air oxidation of organics using terminal oxo complexes of late transition metals. From 2002-2004 he worked as research associate at the Scripps Research Institute under Prof. Sharpless (Nobel laureate in Chemistry 2001) and Prof. Fokin, developing applications of click chemistry including in situ click chemistry to discover HIV protease inhibitors and acceleration for chemical reactions on water . He is currently a senior principal scientist at Toyota Research Institute of North America. His research interests include future energy solution such as Li ion batteries, multivalent batteries, solid state batteries and fuel cell.