Bryan D. McCloskey joined the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and the BMR program at LBNL in January 2014. His research broadly focuses on characterization of new battery materials that have promise to improve upon the performance of current state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries. He was previously a Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center, where he worked on the BATT 500 project to elucidate fundamental characteristics of electrochemical processes occurring in Li-O2 batteries. His PhD thesis, supervised by Benny Freeman at the University of Texas at Austin, focused on molecular transport through microporous and dense polymeric membranes, with a particular emphasis on membranes for water purification. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines where his research, supervised by Drs. Thomas McKinnon and Andrew Herring, focused on employing molecular beam mass spectrometry to characterize aromatic hydrocarbon formation during pyrolysis of cellulosic chars.
Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center, 2012-2013
Postdoctorate, IBM Almaden Research Center 2009-2011