Bryan D. McCloskey joined the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and the BMR program at LBNL in January 2014. His research broadly focuses on characterization of new battery materials that have promise to improve upon the performance of current state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries. He was previously a Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center, where he worked on the BATT 500 project to elucidate fundamental characteristics of electrochemical processes occurring in Li-O2 batteries. His PhD thesis, supervised by Benny Freeman at the University of Texas at Austin, focused on molecular transport through microporous and dense polymeric membranes, with a particular emphasis on membranes for water purification. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines where his research, supervised by Drs. Thomas McKinnon and Andrew Herring, focused on employing molecular beam mass spectrometry to characterize aromatic hydrocarbon formation during pyrolysis of cellulosic chars.
Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center, 2012-2013
Postdoctorate, IBM Almaden Research Center 2009-2011
Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award: Bryan McCloskey - July 30th 2020
Scialog Fellow - November 01st 2017
Bryan McCloskey was selected as a Scialog Fellow in the November 2017 Advanced Energy Storage Scialog Symposium.
2017 Mellichamp Distinguished Lecturer - September 06th 2017
Bryan McCloskey was selected as the 2017 Mellichamp Distinguished Lecturer by the junior faculty in the Chemical Engineering Department at Georgia Tech.
National Science Foundation Career Award - July 01st 2017
Bryan McCloskey received a National Science Foundation Career Award through Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET).
NSF Career Award - January 01st 2017
Novel redox-active electrolyte additives to enhance efficiency and direct product selectivity in electroreduction reactions
Science Award Electrochemistry - October 28th 2015
Received the Science Award Electrochemistry from BASF and Volkswagon for his “outstanding research in the area of lithium-oxygen batteries.” His works has “decisively contributed to the deeper understanding” of these batteries.