John Newman is a retired Professor of Chemical Engineering at UCB and Faculty Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Professor Newman is a Principal Investigator at LBNL with the DOE Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies Program. He is the author or co-author of more than 390 technical publications, has given numerous plenary and invited lectures, and the book Electrochemical Systems, which has been translated into Japanese and Russian. Prof. Newman has received many awards including the Olin Palladium medal, the Victoria de Nora medal, and the Acheson medal of the Electrochemical Society, was an Onsager Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim in 2002;, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1999. He is now Chief Engineer of the Solar Fuels Institute at Research Triangle Institute.
Professor Newman’s research focuses on the analysis and design of electrochemical systems, with special emphasis on batteries and fuel cells, and has expanded into renewable energy.
Additional details about Professor Newman and his research group can be found at http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/jsngrp/