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Infrastructure and Energy Storage Team Members



Lee Walkerhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=155Lee Walker Lee Walker is a battery research engineering scientist at the Idaho National Laboratory. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and Illinois Institute of Technology with a master’s in power engineering. He has worked at Argonne National Laboratory for the last ten years doing battery and fuel cell life and performance testing. He started there as an undergraduate coop and was able to move into a staff position by the end of his coop. He will be performing analysis of the life and performance capabilities of batteries. <div class="ExternalClass43F01D5D7100482D8EE6189A3A54AC39"><p>M.S., Power Engineering - Illinois Institute of Technology </p><p>B.S., Electrical Engineering - Northern Illinois University</p></div><div class="ExternalClass6182BCA9ABAB42F29782047CEF0E4AEE"><p>​Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, IEEE<br>International Honor Society of Electrical Engineers, Eta Kappa Nu</p></div><div class="ExternalClass48319A5A26BE4FF29F38BC090A26CE03"><p>​Bloom, L. Walker, J. Basco, T. Malkow, G. De Marco, & G. Tsotridis (2010). A Comparison of Fuel Cell Testing Protocols. ECS Transactions. 30 (1), pp. 227-235.</p></div>Infrastructure and Energy Storagehttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Lee%20Walker.jpgInfrastructure & Energy Storage Systems Group Lead
Kelly Bonjourhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=819Kelly BonjourEnergy Storage Technology;Infrastructure and Energy Storage;Mobility Systems and Analyticshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/KellyBonjour.pngAdministrative Assistant
Richard "Barney" Carlsonhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=17Richard "Barney" Carlson Richard “Barney” Carlson is a research engineer with more than 20 years of automotive research experience in industry, academic and government laboratories. As a graduate student at the University of California at Davis, he led the high voltage and powertrain team in the design, development and construction of multiple plug-in hybrid electric vehicles for the FutureCar and FutureTruck challenge, his team taking first place three times. He was awarded six patents during his time at General Motors Research and Development on efficiency improvements of powertrains for automotive systems. Since arriving at INL in 2009, he has been the principal investigator for the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (EVI) laboratory. This lab evaluates electric vehicle charging infrastructure to benchmark the state of the art technology, support codes and standards development for the automotive industry, as well as the integration of electric vehicles with renewable energy resources. He also contributes to the Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) through the analysis and reporting of on-road data from hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric vehicle users. As part of the AVTA, he jointly received, with other INL colleagues, the U.S DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Distinguished Achievement Award in June 2015. <div class="ExternalClassF34DE5185A0E40DAA7168ECB980B1B59"><p>​M.S., Mechanical Engineering - UC Davis</p><p>​B.S., Mechanical Engineering - UC Davis</p></div><div class="ExternalClassDED7AE4952F141CA85A3FF3A6BD3D182"><p>​Vehicle systems</p><p>Electric vehicle infrastructure laboratory</p><p>Electrified Vehicle Energy Consumption Optimization <br> Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Evaluation<br> Test Method Standardization, Optimization, and Automation<br> Automotive Tire Compound Adhesion Variability Evaluation<br> Rudimental Percussion Instruction and Performance</p></div><div class="ExternalClass1DD844A21A4A4054B964906C78485597"><p>Johnston, B.; <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>; et. al. <em>The Continued Design and Development of the University of California, Davis FutureCar,</em> SAE 980487, 1998.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, et. al., <em>Testing and Analysis of Three Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles</em>, 2007-01-0283, SAE World Congress 2007.</p><p> </p><p>Duoba, M., Lohse-Busch, H., <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, et. al. <em>Analysis of Power-Split HEV Control Strategies Using Data from Several Vehicles,</em> 2007-01-0291, SAE World Congress 2007.</p><p> </p><p>Rousseau, A., Shidore, N., <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, et. al., <em>Research on PHEV Battery Requirements and Evaluation of Early Prototypes</em>, 7<sup>th</sup> International Advanced Automotive Battery & Ultracapacitor Conference ( AABC-07), 2007.</p><p> </p><p>Bohn, T., <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, et. al., <em>Automotive Alternator Synchronous Rectification Via Self-Sensing Method for Improved Vehicle Fuel Consumption</em>, IAS conference, June 2007.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, et. al., <em>On-Road Evaluation of Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicles Over a Wide Range of Ambient Temperatures</em>, Paper #275, EVS23, 2007.</p><p> </p><p>Duoba, M., <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, et. al., <em>TEST PROCEDURES AND BENCHMARKING Blended-Type and EV-Capable Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles</em>, EVS23, 2007.</p><p> </p><p>Bohn, T., Duoba, M., <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, <em>In-Situ Torque Measurements in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrains</em>, EVS23, 2007.</p><p> </p><p>Cao, Q., Pagerit, S., <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, Rousseau, A., <em>Plug-in HEV Hymotion Prius Model Validation</em>, EVS23, 2007.</p><p> </p><p>Ng, H., <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, et. al. <em>Comparing the Performance of GTL/ULSD Blends in Older and Newer LD Vehicles</em>, 08SFL-0268, SAE International Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Congress June 23-25, Shanghai, China 2008.</p><p> </p><p>Rousseau, A., Shidore, N., <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, et. al., <em>Impact of Battery Characteristics on PHEVs Fuel Economy</em>, 8<sup>th</sup> International Advanced Automotive Battery & Ultracapacitor Conference (AABC-08), 2008.</p><p> </p><p>Duoba, M., <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, et. al. <em>Test Procedure Development for "Blended Type" Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles,</em> 2008-01-0457, SAE World Congress, 2008.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:left;">Miers, S., <span lang="DE-AT" style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>,  <em>Butanol Blends used in a Common rail Diesel Engine,</em> SAE 2008 Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Conference, 2008.</p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p><span lang="DE-AT" style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, Christenson, M., et. al., <em>Influence of Sub-Freezing Conditions on Fuel Consumption and Emissions from Two Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles,</em> EVS24, 2009.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R</span>, Shirk, M., Geller, B.,  <em>Factors Affecting the Fuel Consumption of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles</em>.  EVS25, 2010.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R</span>, D'Annunzio J, Fortin C, Shirk M.  <em>Ford Escape PHEV On-Road Results from US DOE's Technology Acceleration and Deployment Activity</em>.  EVS26 technical paper no. 2360162; 2012.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span>, <em>On-Road Results from Charging Infrastructure and Grid Connected Vehicle Fleets</em>, SAE Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium, Anaheim, CA, INL/CON-13-28239,  February 2013.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span>, Lohse-Busch, H., Diez, J., Gibbs, J., <em>The Measured Impact of Vehicle Mass on Road Load Forces and Energy Consumption for a BEV, HEV, and ICE Vehicle</em>, 2013-01-1457, SAE World Congress,  2013.</p><p> </p><p>Wishart, J., <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, <em>The </em><em>Electric Drive Advanced Battery (EDAB)</em><em> </em><em>Project: Development and Utilization of an On-Road</em><em> </em><em>Energy Storage System Testbed</em>, 2013-01-1533, SAE World Congress, 2013.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R.</span>, <em>Electric Vehicle Miles Traveled (eVMT)Analysis of On-Road Data from Plug-in Hybrid and All-Electric Vehicles</em>, presented to the California Air Resources Board, INL/MIS-14-32984, October 23, 2014.</p><p> </p><p><span lang="DE-AT" style="text-decoration:underline;">Carlson, R</span>., Normann, B.; SAE World Congress, <em>Test Results of the PLUGLESS Inductive Charging System from Evatran Group, Inc</em>., SAE 2014-01-1824, 2014. </p></div>Infrastructure and Energy Storagehttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Barney2-800-reduced.jpg<div class="ExternalClass40AB8408A37341EA95BFC1A18FC35DC5"><p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-barney-carlson-374765115/" target="_blank">​LinkedIn</a></p></div>Research Engineer
Chinh Hohttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=22Chinh HoChinh D. Ho is a senior R&D engineer for Idaho National Laboratory’s Battery Test Center. His responsibilities include battery performance testing for several large and critical programs. He is in charge of test setup, cell fixture design, calibration, programming and data monitoring and integrating unique methods and hardware into testing operations. He has provided support on key publications, reports and presentations. He earned his master’s in electrical engineering at University of Idaho, receiving a 4.0 GPA while working full-time. He has co-authored more than 10 peer-reviewed journal publications.<div class="ExternalClass21F7D50360EF46BB8747AA1D64554D0F"><p>​M.E., Electrical Engineering - University of Idaho</p><p>B.S., Engineering - Idaho State University</p></div>Infrastructure and Energy Storagehttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Chinh2-800.jpgSenior Research and Development Engineer
Michael Evanshttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=20Michael EvansMichael C. Evans is a senior laboratory lead test engineer at Idaho National Laboratory’s Energy Storage and Transportation Systems department. He has 28 years of experience working with NNSA, Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Aviation Administration and the Intelligence Community. He holds a degree from Eastern Idaho Technical College and was most recently taking classes from the University of Idaho. He has co-authored numerous report titles for different government agencies on portal trace testing and evaluation. He has taught electronic, LAN, security, explosives and fiber optic classes to several agencies around the globe. He attended Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Executive Manager’s training at the Defense Department’s Interagency Training Center in Fort Washington, MD and further manager's training at Camp Peary. He hosted, spoke and championed bringing the Interagency Advanced Power Group Workshop to Idaho National Laboratory (INL) so we can showcase our core capabilities. He was asked to speak and present at national and international battery conferences in 2015. He received an outstanding excellence in safety leadership from the INL Associate Laboratory Director. Since 2012 he has been laboratory lead, principal researcher and laboratory space coordinator, providing leadership, guidance, oversight and direction to staff.<div class="ExternalClass150952BA0C4C4B6FB5283E315BA5E919"><p>​A.A.S., Electronics - Eastern Idaho Technical College</p></div>Infrastructure and Energy Storagehttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Mike1-800-cropped.jpgLab Operations Lead - Energy Storage
Charles Dickersonhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=153Charles Dickerson Charles Dickerson joined the Energy Storage and Transportation Systems Department in May 2015 as a Battery Test Engineer. He recently graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor’s degree complementing his Associates Degree in Laser-Optics and Electronics. He has more than ten years of work experience in research and development, working for Sandia National Labs (Z-Accelerator), Positron Systems (Non-Destructive Testing) and Idatech (Hydrogen Fuel Cells). His work interests include alternative and green energies, mechanical, electrical, laser, and material properties. When not working Charles enjoys doing anything that involves the outdoors with biking and skiing at the top of the list. <div class="ExternalClass5EE35B8CB21C45B3AFD35911377991E0"><p>​B.A.S., Applied Science - Idaho State University</p><p>A.A.S., Electronics and Laser Optics - Idaho State University</p></div>Infrastructure and Energy Storagehttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Chuck-800.jpgBattery Test Engineer
Randy Bewleyhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=13Randy Bewley Randy L. Bewley is a battery test engineer at Idaho National Laboratory’s Battery Test Center, providing performance science evaluation of advanced prototype lithium polymer batteries for the United States Advanced Battery Consortium and other projects. He holds an associate of applied science degree in electronics from Idaho State University. Most recently he has served as lab space coordinator for the Systems Integration Lab and principal researcher and lab space coordinator for the Battery Test Center. He holds one patent developed at INL for the Feedback Enhanced Plasma Spray Tool. <div class="ExternalClass32EB62BFF1F94FD09A7C89E9B4BB5B05"><p>​A.A.S., Electronics - Idaho State University</p></div>Power and Energy Systems;Hydrogen and Fuel Cells;Infrastructure and Energy Storagehttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Randy4-800.jpgLab Space Coordinator
Matt Shirkhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=37Matt ShirkMatthew Shirk is a research engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory and a principal investigator of high-power battery electrochemical characterization and performance testing. He has collected and analyzed advanced vehicle, sub-system and infrastructure test data to create fact sheets and reports; prepared custom analyses for data customers; directed and supported experiment design, data logging installation and programming; and presented research findings at meetings and international conferences. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. <div class="ExternalClass7BB0296B05524433A4ED76038B205F18"><p>​M.S., Mechanical Engineering - Pennsylvania State University</p><p>​B.S., Mechanical Engineering - Pennsylvania State University</p></div>Infrastructure and Energy Storagehttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Matt3-800.jpgResearch Engineer
Dr. John (Jack) Deppehttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=755Dr. John (Jack) DeppeDr. Jack Deppe is a battery relationship manager in Idaho National Laboratory's Energy Storage Group. Before joining INL in 2018 he was an energy storage consultant for more than 25 years, conducting applied and basic research on Li ion batteries for electric and hybrid electric vehicles for the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office. He holds a bachelor's in physics from Drexel University and earned his master's and doctorate in physics at University of California Irvine. Deppe also serves on the Energy Storage Council of USDRIVE and the tech team of the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC-TAC) where he represents VTO. In these capacities he reviews proposals, provides technical guidance to battery developers and research staff, and oversees battery R&D and development contracts in support of the DOE VTO’s mission. He has consulted with several small materials and battery companies, helping them to improve their technologies, and with venture capital firms whom he helps evaluate promising technologies.<div class="ExternalClass294D2195D56E4E8FA9E94480761727BB"><p>​Ph.D. Physics - University of California<br>M.S. Physics - University of California<br>B.S. Physics (Honors) - Drexel University</p></div><div class="ExternalClass05E22257523F48BB9E9B32D6C17D39B6"><p>​Materials Research Society (MRS), 2003-present <br>Electrochemical Society (ECS), 2001-present<br>American Associated for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2008-present</p></div>Energy Storage Technology;Infrastructure and Energy Storagehttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Jack%20Deppe%20headshot%202018.jpgBattery Relationship Manager with Idaho National Laboratory
Jordan Toddhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=816Jordan ToddJordan Todd is a Test Engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory’s Battery Test Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Idaho State University. Outside of work Jordan enjoys various outdoor activities and making pottery.Infrastructure and Energy Storagehttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/JordanTodd.jpgBattery Test Engineer
Timothy Penningtonhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=806Timothy PenningtonTimothy Pennington is a Senior Research Engineer in the Energy Storage & Advanced Transportation department of Idaho National Lab. Tim serves as the Principle Investigator for Department of Energy – Vehicle Technology Office funded projects and leads a team developing research tools to investigate Electric Vehicles’ (EV) interactions with the electric grid and charging infrastructure. He also conducts research on charging hardware to enable future EV charging capabilities including extreme fast charging, high power wireless charging, and heavy duty vehicle charging. Tim holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MSc from the University of Southampton (UK), and previously led Department of Defense research and technology demonstration projects.<div class="ExternalClass30B6E54657184FC5935DB65078402D63"><p>​M.S., Maritime Engineering, University of Southampton<br>B.S., Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology</p></div><div class="ExternalClassBE79979FE5424F91839E67A052152D39"><p>​Electric Vehicles<br>EV and Grid Integration<br>National Defense Systems<br>Autonomy & Robotics</p></div><div class="ExternalClass30462C63F0EC4D95A76F27DCBA4EFF83"><p>​Balasuriya A., Pennington T., Scudere A., McCann M., Thayer R., and Wronski R. (2017)“Development of an autonomous mobile marine meteorological station — SWIMS.” Proceedings of OCEANS<br>Conference, IEEE.</p><p><br>Cooney L., Stanway M.J., Augenbergs P., Brundage H., Downey B., Pennington T., Stefanov-Wagner T., and Tobias D. (2006) “Design of an Acoustic-Homing Autonomous Surface Vessel.” Proceedings of OCEANS<br>Conference, MTS/IEEE.</p><p><br>Yandell A., Austin-Breneman J., Brett B., Brundage H., Downey J., Fantone S., Pennington T., Sheppard S., Stanway M.J., and Stefanov-Wagner T. (2003) “Design of a Roller-Collector Remotely Operated Vehicle.”<br>Proceedings of OCEANS Conference (pp. 2784-2790) MTS/IEEE.</p></div>Infrastructure and Energy Storagehttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Pennington_P-10574-1.JPG<div class="ExternalClass5901C31BC8EC49C5B46CCC8AE695B280"><p>​<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-pennington-7b121b31">Linkedin</a></p></div>Senior Research Engineer in the Energy Storage & Advanced Transportation