John Newman

Chemical and Biological Engineering Research Faculty

Newman, JohnJohn Newman is a retired professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and faculty senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  He has been a principal investigator at LBNL with the DOE Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies program.  He is the author or coauthor of over 400 technical publications, numerous plenary and invited lectures, and the book Electrochemical Systems.  Professor Newman has received many awards, is an Honorary Member of the Electrochemical Society, was the Onsager Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim in 2002, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1999.

Professor Newman’s research focuses on the analysis and design of electrochemical systems, with special emphasis on batteries and fuel cells.  In more recent years, he has shown an interest in renewable energy and turbulence. 

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