Executive Team

Jeffrey Spangenberger

ReCell Center director and group leader in materials recycling at Argonne. Research focuses include battery and material recycling, industrial process scale-up, and closed-loop recycling modeling projects.

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Linda Gaines

ReCell Center chief scientist and a Transportation Systems Analyst at Argonne. Research expertise includes performing technical and economic analyses of lithium ion battery recycling processes and material supply concerns. Gaines represents DOE on industry committees: NAATBatt, SAE, RBC.

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Bryant Polzin

ReCell Center deputy director and a process engineer at Argonne where he is responsible for lithium ion battery materials evaluation and process development in multiple cell configurations, including coin cells, pouch cells, and 18650s in the CAMP Facility.

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Advisory Board

Matthew Keyser

Matthew Keyser

NREL
Electrochemical Energy Storage Group Manager

Matt Keyser leads the electrochemical energy storage group at NREL. His focus at NREL has been on growing the energy storage laboratory facilities to over 9,000 ft2of laboratory space that enables electrochemical material fabrication, safety analysis, thermal and electrical characterization.

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Ilias Belharouak

Ilias Belharouak

Ilias Belharouak is a Distinguished Scientist and the leader of the Battery Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Group in the Energy and Transportation Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee. 

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Focus Leads

Linda Gaines

Modeling and Analysis Lead

ReCell Center chief scientist and a Transportation Systems Analyst at Argonne. Research expertise includes performing technical and economic analyses of lithium ion battery recycling processes and material supply concerns. Gaines represents DOE on industry committees: NAATBatt, SAE, RBC.

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Jack Vaughey

Cathode Recycling Lead

John (Jack) Vaughey is an expert in the design, synthesis, and characterization of next generation materials with applications in energy storage. Experience includes cathodes for lithium, silver, calcium, and magnesium-ion systems, new lithium-ion anode materials based on intermetallic and Zintl phases, and Non-Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries for grid storage applications.

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Kris Pupek

Other Material Recovery Lead

Kris Pupek is the Group Leader for Process R&D and Scale Up in the Applied Materials Division at Argonne National Laboratory.

The group evaluates emerging synthesis techniques and develops scalable processes for manufacturing of advanced materials including organic, inorganic, polymeric and nanomaterials to support basic research and industrial evaluation.

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Shriram Santhanagopalan

Cross-Cutting Efforts Lead

Shriram Santhanagopalan leads the battery materials, analysis, and diagnostics team in NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. Working closely with leading battery and vehicle manufacturers, he has developed models, materials, and test methods to address battery performance and safety limitations.

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Jianlin Li

Design for Recycle Lead

Jianlin is a key scientist at the DOE Battery Manufacturing R&D Facility (BMF) which is one of the nation’s largest open access battery R&D facilities and the key processing facility of Vehicle Technology Office (VTO).

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University Collaborators

Yan Wang

Yan Wang is an associate professors in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Research focuses on the study of new electrodes and materials for energy storage, including lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors, flow batteries, battery safety and recycle, and fundamental electrochemistry.

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Lei Pan

Lei Pan is an assistant professor in chemical engineering at Michigan Technological University. Research focuses on surface chemistry and process modeling of particulate separation processes.

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Zheng Chen

Zheng Chen is an assistant professor in NanoEngineering at the University of California at San Diego. research focuses on development of novel nanostructured and polymeric materials for cutting-edge applications including electrochemical energy devices (batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells), flexible and printable devices, and sustainable water and resources.

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Business Development Executive

Greg Halder

Greg supports industry partnerships and commercialization of Argonne technologies in the areas of stationary energy storage, catalysis & fuel cell technologies, transportation research, and X-ray & accelerator sciences.

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