Teaching & Mentoring
Throughout his career, Tom has placed a high priority on teaching and mentoring as a means to effect knowledge transfer. Whether it’s creating new course content for PhD/MS-level graduate students or mentoring freshmen engineering students on industry career opportunities, Tom has been successful in guiding students at all levels of higher education.
Recently, Tom recognized a growing industry-wide need for expert educational services in the area of lithium-ion battery technology. To meet these industry needs, Tom leads the development and delivery of new lithium battery technology short courses to a wide variety of industry professionals. Available in various learning environments, Tom is prepared to provide educational services on the general understanding of lithium-ion principles and fundamentals. This includes general educational topics such as battery design, manufacturing, testing, transportation, and safety engineering.
In October 2020, in conjunction with the Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical & Solid-State Science (PRiME) 2020, (Honolulu, HI), Tom (w/Dr. Joshua Lamb, Sandia Nat'l Laboratories) will be teaching a 1-day short course titled, "Battery Safety and Failure Modes",