Technical Advisory Board
Dr. Benjamin Park
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Benjamin Park co-founded Enevate in 2005 (originally as Carbon Micro Battery) and is an expert in the areas of novel carbon manufacturing techniques, battery materials screening and development, and battery chemistry. As CTO of Enevate, he is currently leading the battery development effort. He has authored over 25 technical journal and conference publications. Ben holds a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Seoul University in Korea.
Dr. John Goodenough
Dr. Yevgen Barsukov
Dr. Marc Madou
Dr. Kim Kinoshita
Dr. Kim Kinoshita has served for many years at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SRI International. His research focused on electrochemical technology relevant to batteries and fuel cells, carbon surface chemistry and electrocatalysis. He is the author of numerous technical articles and 2 books (John Wiley Publisher): Electrochemical Oxygen Technology and Carbon – Physicochemical and Electrochemical Properties. After his retirement from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Kim served as a consultant to a major electric utility and auto company on fuel cells and Li-ion batteries, as well as with several startup companies. He is a co-founder and former Chief Scientist of EnerVault Corporation in Sunnyvale CA, which is developing large-scale stationary battery storage for renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. Kim is also a co-founder of SF BayLEAFs, which is a non-profit organization that is involved with promoting and educating the public on electric vehicles, with the primary focus on the Nissan LEAF EV. Kim received his PhD in Electrochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and BSc in Chemistry from the University of Alberta in Canada.