Gridtential is pleased to announce that Dr. Ryan Wartena has joined as the first member of the Gridtential Advisory Board. He brings deep experience in electrochemistry and a passion for advanced battery development.
Dr. Wartena holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from UC San Diego and the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a post-doctoral researcher at the Naval Research Lab in Washington DC, Dr. Wartena set up a battery development & testing laboratory and worked on energy harvesting & microbattery technologies. His development of micro- and nano-batteries continued at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he helped drive the scientific team that introduced the world’s first self-assembled battery.
Dr. Wartena is currently the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Growing Energy Labs (www.geli.net), which has developed an advanced software platform for integrating energy storage systems into the Utility grid.
Dr. Wartena will assist the company in establishing battery cycling & testing regimens, evaluating battery test data and developing a technology roadmap.