I’m Jeff Chamberlain, Deputy Director of the U.S.’s energy storage/battery research hub, working to help America realize a secure, profitable and safe energy future that does not rely on fossil fuels. AMA!
The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (or JCESR, pronounced "J-Caesar"; www.jcesr.org) is a federally-funded research partnership that integrates government, academic, and industrial researchers from many disciplines to overcome critical scientific and technical barriers to discover new breakthrough energy storage technology. Argonne National Laboratory, a U.S. Dept. of Energy national lab just outside Chicago, leads JCESR, and partners include the University of Chicago, Dow Chemical, Johnson Controls, the University of Michigan, and others.
I really have enjoyed this time with all of you. You are well-informed and curious, which is precisely the combination we need! Thank you for the questions and comments. I’ll log on later to answer some more questions.
EDIT: Answering questions for another hour now! -Jeff
EDIT AGAIN: Thanks so much everyone. I've really enjoyed talking with such a well-informed and funny group. It really means a lot to me to get all the thanks from everyone, for just doing my job!