TEDx Talks Published on Dec 24, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We’re all handcuffed by a terrible weakness in our energy system. At work, in our homes, and across all of society, this shackle constrains and consumes our lives, tightening more each year. A project is underway to combat this terrible burden – a project so profound and magnificent that, when brought to fruition, will change every aspect of our lives forever.

Jeff Chamberlain leads Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Storage Initiative, which drives innovations in advanced batteries for vehicle and grid applications. Prior to his position in JCESR, he served as the head of Argonne’s Electrochemical Energy Storage Department for three years, during a period of growth in both government and market interest in developing new energy storage technologies. During that time, he also contributed to the management of Argonne’s Li-air battery development initiative.

Jeff has two decades of experience managing the research and development of commercial battery technologies. His combination of scientific expertise and entrepreneurial know-how makes him an ideal choice for managing the translation of scientific discovery to technology development and serving as the liaison between Argonne and entities that are interested in commercializing laboratory technologies.

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