“Atmospheric Contamination in Non-aqueous Li-air Batteries: Implications from a Membrane Separation Perspective”
Bryan D. McCloskey joined the IBM Almaden Research Center Li-air battery project as a post-doctoral research associate in 2009. He received his B.S. in 2003 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 (i.e., carcinogen formation in secondhand smoke). 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.