Named Fellow of The Electrochemical
Receives prestigious 2023 Battery Division
Recognitions honor significant advances in the
'beyond lithium-ion' battery field
ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 2, 2023
/PRNewswire/ -- The Electrochemical Society (ECS) has named Dr.
John Muldoon, senior principal
scientist at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a Fellow in its Class
of 2023. Additionally, Dr. Muldoon has earned the prestigious
Battery Division Technology Award for 2023, the first time in the
award's 30-year history that a representative of an automotive
original equipment manufacturer (OEM) has received it.
Dr. Muldoon's outstanding research leadership has greatly
contributed to Toyota's 'beyond lithium-ion' battery research
programs, shaping global research trends including multivalent ion,
lithium sulfur and solid-state lithium metal batteries. Dr. Muldoon
will be formally recognized for these two achievements in October
at the 244th ECS Meeting in Gothenburg,
"I am deeply honored to receive the Battery Technology Award,
and to be named a Fellow of the ECS, Class of 2023. I am deeply
appreciative of all the strong support of my colleagues," said Dr.
Muldoon. "I am confident that Toyota will continue to push the
boundaries of beyond lithium-ion and lithium-ion technologies to
pave the way for the next-generation of batteries."
Established in 1989, the designation of ECS Fellow is reserved
for advanced individual technological contributions in the field of
electrochemical and solid-state science and technology and for
service to the Society. The Battery Division Technology Award,
created in 1993, recognizes significant achievements in the
development of battery and fuel cell technology.
"These recognitions are among the highest level from the world's
scientific community, and Toyota joins a small handful of
organizations with significant contributions to battery field,"
said Kristen Tabar, group vice
president, Advanced Mobility Research and Development at Toyota
Motor North America. "It is a testament to our commitment to
innovation with superior research expertise that Toyota has
Dr. Muldoon is an elected member of the ECS Battery Division
committee and has been instrumental in the establishment of ECS
symposiums on beyond Li-ion battery technologies. Further, Dr.
Muldoon is an advocate for bridging fundamental research to
application and supporting younger scientists. His cultivation of a
relationship between the ECS and Toyota resulted in establishment
of the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship in 2016. This award
supports young professors and scholars pursuing innovative
electrochemical research in green energy technology.
In addition to his technical contributions and involvement in
the activities of ECS, Dr. Muldoon is a Fellow of The Royal Society
of Chemistry, and an active member of the American Chemical Society
and Material Research Society.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in
North America for more than 65
years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation
mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands, plus our more than
Toyota directly employs more than 63,000 people in North America who have contributed to the
design, engineering, and assembly of nearly 45 million cars and
trucks at our 13 manufacturing plants. By 2025, Toyota's 14th plant
in North Carolina will begin to
manufacture automotive batteries for electrified vehicles. With
more electrified vehicles on the road than any other automaker,
Toyota currently offers 24 electrified options.
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& Development (TMNA R&D) has led engineering for several of
the best-selling Toyota vehicles on U.S. roads. Teams are now
creating both next-generation vehicles and new and advanced
mobility concepts that can better move people, goods and
information. Toyota's innovation has produced more patents from the
United States Patent and Trademark Office than any other automaker
for the past 9 consecutive years (3,056 in 2022). Centered in
Ann Arbor, Michigan, TMNA R&D
is pursuing Toyota's mission to "Produce Happiness for All" by
making life safer, easier and more enjoyable. Globally, Toyota
spends approximately $1 million per
hour on R&D to ensure that Toyota rapidly and continuously
develops cutting-edge, high-quality, and appealing vehicles.
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