Douglas Kushner

Douglas Kushner

Project Scientist: Energy Conversion Group
Materials Project Scientist/Engineer



Spot: Douglas Kushner -  September 29th 2023

For extraordinary dedication to Team Science in coordinating a long-overdue laboratory and office clean up in B30 Chu Hall

2020 R&D 100 Award: Microelectrode Cell -  October 5th 2020


A Tool to Accelerate Electrochemical and Solid-State Innovation

Berkeley Lab scientists invented a microelectrode cell to analyze and test electrochemical systems with solid electrolytes. Thanks to significant cost and performance advantages, this tool can accelerate development of critical applications such as energy storage and conversion (fuel cells, batteries, electrolyzers), carbon capture, desalination, and industrial decarbonization.

Solid electrolytes have been displacing liquid electrolytes as the focus of electrochemical innovation because of their performance, safety, and cost advantages. However, the lack of effective methods and equipment for studying solid electrolytes has hindered advancement of the technologies that employ them. This microelectrode cell meets the testing needs, and is already being used by Berkeley Lab scientists.


Spot: Douglas Kushner -  October 25th 2019

For the development of a novel microelectrode setup.