Dr. Vince Battaglia heads the Energy Storage Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Battaglia received his degree in Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley. His research interests span from macroscopic modeling of battery systems to electrode fabrication practices to battery design for the grid. His recent work at Berkeley Lab has focused on the fabrication of thick electrodes using standard Li-ion battery materials and processing techniques and understanding the effects of drying speed on final electrode performance. Vince has contributed to over 110 refereed journal articles, holds five patents, and is the author of one book, The Newman Lectures on Mathematics. He is a previous winner of the DOE VTO Outstanding Contributions Award.