Dr. Eric Dufek is Idaho National Laboratory’s energy storage group lead, overseeing 15 research scientists, engineers and interns and coordinating projects and strategic planning in energy storage R&D. He is principal investigator and technical lead on multiple projects related to electrochemical processing and electrolyte development for increased stability and safety in Lithium-ion batteries. He is the lab’s core liaison with the Department of Energy and private sector customers, in charge of energy storage business development. He is active in collaboration with multiple universities, national laboratories and private sector companies. He received his bachelor’s in chemistry from the University of South Dakota and his doctorate in Analytical Chemistry (Electrochemistry) from the University of Wyoming. Before joining INL in 2010 he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Utah.
Ph.D., Analytical (Electrochemistry) Chemistry - University of Wyoming
B.S., Chemistry - University of South Dakota
American Chemical Society
Reviewer for Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Journal of Power Sources and International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems and Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
Proposal reviewer for the Vehicle Technologies Office in DOE-EERE, and DOE-OS Basic Energy Sciences
Program Chair 2015 Northwest Regional (NORM) American Chemical Society Meeting
Local American Chemical Society (Idaho Section) Chair Elect and Chair of Local Section
Klaehn, J. R.; Dufek, E. J.; Rollins, H. W.; Harrup, M. K.; Gering, K. L.; “Electrolyte Solutions Including A Phosphoranimine Compound, And Energy Storage Devices Including Same,” US Patent 9,761,910.
Lister, Tedd, Parkman, Jacob, Diaz Aldana, Luis A, Clark, Gemma, Dufek, Eric J., Keller, Philip “Electrochemistry Enabled Recovery of Value Metals from Electronics” – US Patent 9,777,346.