Quoc PhamQuoc Pham

Dr. Pham has over than 25 years of experience in technology development. He specializes in electrochemical technology for energy generation such as fuel cells, and energy storage such as flow battery, alkaline batteries, and hydrogen generation by water electrolysis.

Dr. Pham was the Vice President of Technology for Staq Energy, Inc., a startup developing long life and low cost alkaline battery for energy storage applications. There, he led the development from early laboratory concepts to pre-commercial prototypes by turning a 100-year old curiosity developed by Edison into a robust, highly efficient iron electrode capable of many thousands of cycles in a completely sealed environment for low maintenance operation.

Prior to Staq Energy, Dr. Pham was the Director of Materials and Electrochemical Technology and subsequently the Vice President of Technology at EnerVault, Inc., a startup developing grid-scale flow battery based on iron-chrome chemistry. There, he led the development of critical projects that enabled the demonstration of a full scale field demonstration, specifically: high performance and low cost electrolyte solutions using innovative solutions to suppress side reactions and to simplify processing steps, critical rebalancing technology to maintain battery capacity over years of life, process to prevent catalyst destabilization, and novel battery stacks.

Previously, Dr. Pham was the Chief Technology Officer of Evogy, Inc., a startup developing novel tubular solid oxide fuel cells. Dr. Pham was also the Program Element Leader at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he was responsible for program development and technical oversight on various projects on solid state electrochemical devices.

Dr. Pham holds a B.S. in Materials Science from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie, Toulouse, France and a Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry from University of Caen, France.


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