UNIVERSITY/LABORATORY/INSTITUTE ASSIGNMENTS AND AWARDS
07/11 - 09/11 Visiting Faculty, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Environmental Energy Technology Division, Berkeley, CA.
11/05 - 12/05 Visiting Research Fellow, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, under a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow award.
06/05 - 08/05 Summer Research Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, under an ASEE/ONR Summer Research Fellowship.
06/01 - 11/01 Contract Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.
04/94 - 03/97 Recipient, NEDO/MITI International Joint Research Program award on “preparation of zirconia of enhanced oxygen conduction via interface processing”.
03/88 - 03/89 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, D-7000 Stuttgart 80, West Germany.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED
National and International
2011 - 2012 Chair/Organizer, Joint International Battery Association and Pacific Power Source Symposium 2012 (IBA-PPSS 2012), Waikoloa, HI, January 9-13, 2012.
2011 - present Invitees to participate in the semi-annual US – Taiwan Workshops on Materials and Systems Challenges in Electrical Energy Storage, sponsored by NSF.
2010 - 2012 Vice Chair, Battery Division, the Electrochemical Society.
2010 - present Invitees to participate in the semi-annual US-China Electric Vehicle and Battery Technology Workshop hosted by US DOE/Argonne National Lab.
2009 - present Organizer/Chair of the annual series of Pacific Power Source Symposium, Waikoloa, Hawaii, an international meeting on power source systems.
2009 - 2010 Chair/Organizer, Joint International Battery Association and Pacific Power Source Symposium 2010 (IBA-PPSS 2010), Waikoloa, HI, January 11-15, 2010.
2009 - 2010 Facilitator to assist arrangement of International Energy Agency workshop on Accelerated Life Testing of Batteries (chaired by James Barnes, US DOE), sponsored by the IEA’s Implementing Agreement on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, Waikoloa, Hawaii, January 15 – 17, 2010.
2009 - 2010 Editor, Proceedings of International Battery Association-Pacific Power Source Symposium 2010, as a special volume in the Journal of Power Sources.
2009 - 2010 Co-organizer, 2010 Taipei Forum on Large Format Lithium Batteries, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, March 18-21, 2010.
2009 - 2010 Symposium co-organizer, Symposia B3 (Batteries for Renewable Energy Storage) and B6 (Economics and Policy Issues in Energy Conversion, Transmission, and Storage), the 217th Electrochem. Soc. Meeting, Vancouver, April 25-30, 2010.
2008 - 2010 Treasurer, Battery Division, the Electrochemical Society.
2007 - 2008 Co-organizer, 2008 Taipei Forum on Large Format Rechargeable Lithium Batteries, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, January 31-February 1, 2008.
2006 - 2008 Chair, Young Faculty Travel Award Committee, Battery Division, the Electrochemical Society.
2006 - 2008 At-Large Member, Executive Committee, Battery Division, the Electrochemical Society.
2006 - 2007 Editor, Proceedings of International Battery Association-Hawaii Battery Conference 2006, published as a special volume in the Journal of Power Sources.
2006 - present Assoc. Editor, J. Asian Electric Vehicles.
2005 - 2006 Chair/Organizer, Joint International Battery Association and Hawaii Battery Conference 2006 (IBA-HBC 2006), Waikoloa, HI, January 9-12, 2006.
2005 - present Member, Executive Committee, International Battery Association.
2004 - 2005 Chair, Battery Technology Award Committee, Battery Division, the Electrochemical Society.
2003 - 2004 Member, Battery Technology Award Committee, Battery Division, the Electrochemical Society.
2001 - 2002 Co-organizer, Symposium: Power Source Modeling, The 202th Electrochemical Society Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, October 20-25, 2002.
1994 - 1996 Secretary, International Society of Solid State Ionics (ISSI).
Active Journal Referees: average 1-3 manuscripts review per month for J. Power Sources, Electrochim. Acta, J. Electrochem. Soc., Electrochem. Solid State Lett., J. Chem. Engr. Data, Physical Chemistry, Electrochem. Comm., J. Appl. Electrochem., J. Electroanal. Chem., IEEE Transactions, Applied Energy, ASME, Atmosph. Environ. Int. J. Energy Res., Int. J. Hydrogen Energy., Phys. Rev. Lett., SAE Trans. etc.
Active Reviewers: proposal reviews for NSF, CEC/PEER, DOE/SBIR, DOE/BES, ACS/Petroleum Res. Fund, etc.
State of Hawaii
2008 - present Member, Transportation Working Group, under Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.
1994 - present Judges, Hawaii State Science Fairs.
1994 - present Mentors, Hawaii State Science Fairs.
University of Hawaii
Since 2009 Member, participating in the Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability (REIS), Green Holmes Hall Initiative (GHHI), and other College of Engineering led initiatives and proposal submissions.
Since 2005 Member, TPRC, UHM (2005-6, 2009-10).
Since 1990 Graduate faculty, Graduate Div. UHM.
Since 1990 Affiliated faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UHM.
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST)/Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI)
2001 - 2007 Member, SOEST Computer Committee.
1997 - present Member, Department Personnel Committee, HNEI.
08/06 - 01/07 Co-Host (w/Michael Cooney), Professor Shelley D. Minteer’s sabbatical (Chemistry Dept, Saint Louise University, MO).
04/06 - 03/07 Host, Professor Juan Carlos Viera Perez’s sabbatical (EE Dept, University of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain), with a grant from Spain Ministry of Education through a joint proposal.
03/11 - 05/11 Host, Professor She-Huang Wu’s sabbatical (MSE, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan).
Student and Staff Supervision
Researchers: Nicolas Gaillard (2009-present), Matthieu, Dubarry (2010-present), Fred von Preissig (2002), Xiao-Guang Yang (2002).
Postdoc Fellows: Shengxi Li (2011-present), Chien-Chao Chiu (2009-11), Nahong Zhao (2009-10), Jin-Suk Kim (2009-10), Mikael Cugnet (2008-09), Carolin Lau (2007-09), Dongmei Sun (2007-08), Daniel Scott (2006-09), Matthieu Dubarry (2005-10), Vojtech Svoboda (2005-08), Forest Quinlan (2004-06), Evren Gunen (2004-05), Balaji Krishnamurthy (2003), Xiao-Guang Yang (1999-2002), Mingming Geng (1997), Xinying Lu (1997), Yi Ding (1992-94).
Research Assoc.: Elton Wong (2011-present), Keith Bethune (2000-02), Mark Abe (2000-01), Russ Owens (1998-2000), Darren Ishimura (1995-96), Milton Staackmann (1995-98), Larry Schmitt (1992-97), David Copson (1991), Peng Long Tao (1989-92).
PhD Dissert.: Shengxi Li (2006-2010), Sunil Sinha (1991).
MS Thesis: Saeed Sepasi (2011-present), Cyril Truchot (2009-present), Wei-Bin Gu (1995-97).
BS/MS Interns: Jordan Melcher (2011-present), Johannes Brodführer (2011-present), Bernhard Lochner (2011), Alexandre Paugam (2011), Ross Eustis (2010), Alan Cheng (2009), Ellann Cohen (2009), My Thu Tran (2008), Morgan Bonnet (2008), Cyril Truchot (2008), Mathieu Hingant (2008), Nicolas Vuillaume (2007), Eloi Beaudrouet (2006), Ruey Hwu (2004-07), Shems A. Vouwzee (2005), Bryan Ho (2004), Christopher Chen (2003), Robert Sumpf (2003), Frank Tien (2003), Benoit Dailliez (2002-03), Jean Trubert (2001), Bart Laeremans (2001), Michael Hintz (2001), Abdelghani Griche (2000), Willy Chupin (2000), Uwe Eschenhorst (2000), Almansor Kerroum (2000), Cléonisse Serrecchia (1999), Wolf-Dietrich Mörgelin (1997).