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Dr Beattied awarded four NSERC ENGAGE grants, 2017-2019

Dr. Beattie is quoted in a Reuters article about sprinking silicon in Li-ion batteries, Nov, 2018

Elcora awarded ~$500k NRC-IRAP project, 2018

Elcora awarded NSBI Productivity and Innovation grant Tier II, 2018

Elcora awarded four Youth Employment Strategy grants, Sept 2017, May 2018

Elcora awarded NSBI Productivity and Innovation grant, Tier 1, Nov 1, 2017

BTInnovations announces Weather Tracker for commercial sale, Feb 14, 2017

BTInnovations developes a low cost circuit for testing Li-ion batteries, Aug 17, 2016

BTInnovations developes a weather station based on a Raspberry Pi Zero, Aug 1, 2016

Publication on understanding capacity fade in silicon based electrodes for lithium-ion batteries

Presentation on Low cost Raspberry Pi cell cyclers at UKES, Birmingham, England, Nov 2105

Oral presentation at ECS Phoenix, Oct 11-15, 2015

Dr. Beattie attends ABAA 8 in Bilbao Spain, Sept 2015

Representatives from WMG visit Argonne National Labs, the Dahn lab, and attend the Battery Show in Novi Michigan, Sept 2015

Warwick named as Electrical Energy Storage Spoke in 1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre

WMG leads project to create $28 million UK automotive battery pack research facility (Sept. 2015)

Awarded Amorpheus, EPSRC, collaboration with Cambridge (Clare Grey) and UCL (Dan Brett), $2M, (July 2015)

Awarded 96 hours Beam time on XMaS, ESRF, Grenoble, France (May 2015)

Warwick named as Electrical Energy Storage Spoke in $2B Advanced Propulsion Centre (co-author of APC energy storage technology road-map)

Oral presentation at Glasgow Conference - ECS with SOFC-XIV, July 26-31, 2015

BTInnovations anounces the Energy Innovation Centre at Warwick University

Dr. Beattie attends STFC, Abingdon, England, June 2-3, 2014

Friday, October 4th, Dr. Beattie is awarded a spot award from Nexeon for identifying and characterizing faliure mechanisms specific to silicon-based anode materials

Friday, February 22nd, Nexeon has signed a strategic partnership agreement with WACKER Chemie AG. The companies have announced that they will co-operate on the scale-up of Nexeon's silicon anode technology to commercial volumes.

Thursday February 14th, Nexeon has won the Rushlight Award for Energy Efficiency 2012-2013.

Friday, October 19th, 2012, Dr. Beattie is given an award (Idea Champion) for his recent contributions to Nexon's technology

Monday, April 2nd, 2012, Dr. Beattie accepts a position to work with Nexon Inc.

Friday, March 9th, 2012, BTInnovations signs a contract with UNB to produce economical coin cell crimpers. First unit shipped the same day.

Monday, Dec 12th, 2011, Dr. Beattie's participation in the ENGAGE program is highlighted in NSERC's InPartnership December 2011 report

Monday, Nov 14th, 2011, Dr. Beattie will work with Nexeon to develop advanced Li-ion anode materials

Monday, June 13th, 2011, KnowCharge is a featured exhibitor at the SEUS-CP (South Eastern United States Canadian Provinces Alliance) conference.

Friday, May 13th, 2011, KnowCharge is awarded $15,750 from LearnSphere to trial a scaled version of their mixing technology

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011, KnowCharge is featured on the CBC news. View the clip here. An older interview (2009) can be found here

Monday, May 9th, 2011, KnowCharge is chosen as an exhibitor at the upcoming Southeastern United States - Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP). SEUS-CP features New Brunswick's truly innovative companies working on world-class innovations.

Monday, Feb 28th, 2011, KnowCharge is joining other New Brunswick companies on a trade mission to China. The mission is sponsored and lead by the provincial government. The goal of the mission is to introduce NB companies to potential customers in Asia.

Monday, Feb 7th, 2011, KnowCharge is awarded $18,750 from LearnSphere to prototype a second generation of anti-static packaging

Friday, Dec 3rd, 2010, KnowCharge is awarded another NSERC ENGAGE grant ($25k), this time with Dr. Villemeur from the University of New Brunswick

Thursday, Dec 2nd, 2010, KnowCharge is featured in the Daily Gleaner again

Thursday, November 11th, 2010, KnowCharge is featured in the Daily Gleaner after attending the Entrepreneurs' Forum's New Brunswick Showcase

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010, KnowCharge is featured in the Dailey Gleaner

Thursday, October 28, 2010, KnowCharge is awarded $18,750 from LearnSphere to prototype new anti-static packaging paper products at the Herty Advanced Materials Center in Savannah, Georgia.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, KnowCharge is awarded $7,041 from the Going Global Innovation (GGI) for travel to the Herty Advanced Materials Center to prototype new anti-static packaging paper

Monday, October 4, 2010, KnowCharge is awarded two NSERC ENGAGE grants ($25k each) with Dr. Dyker and Dr. Colpitts from the University of New Brunswick

Friday, September 17, 2010, Here's a link (from 2009) to an article on KnowCharge's technology

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, KnowCharge is featured on CBC Radio Swift. Listen to it here

Monday, June 21, 2010, Dr. Beattie joins KnowCharge Inc. as the Research and Development Manager

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, the Daily Gleaner publishes an article about solar cell research at UNB with Umoe Solar NB

Monday, April 19th, 2010, The University of New Brunswick announces partnership with Umoe Solar New Brunswick (USNB): News release

Also, USNB is awarded $30,620.84 from the NRC - Going Global Initiative program for travel to Norway to establish official collaborations between USNB and three world class solar cell research labs (IFE, SINTEF and NTNU)

Monday, April 12, 2010, Dr. Beattie is appointed as an "Honorary Research Assistant" in the School of Graduate Studies at the Universtiy of New Brunswick

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010, Umoe Solar New Brunswick is awarded $3M from the Atlantic Innovation Fund (round VII) to study Advanced Solar Energy Conversion technology

Sunday, Jan 3, 2010
www.btinnovations.org goes live

Sunday, Nov 11, 2009
www.btinnovations.org website development begins

Monday, Oct 26, 2009
The trademark name "BT innovations" is registered with Business Developmet Center of Canada


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Bio

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Beattie was awarded a Ph.D. in physics from Dalhousie University in 2004 (thesis). He worked with Dr. Jeff Dahn on Li-ion batteries. He pioneered a technique known as 'combinatorial electrodeposition' for the accelerated fabrication and testing of advanced negative electrode materials. After graduation Dr. Beattie was awarded an Industrial Research Fellowship (IRF) to work with Tekion Inc. as Lead Research Scientist. His work focused on the development of commercially viable technologies for energy conversion and energy storage applications (e.g. advanced battery, Li-air and formic acid fuel cell technology). He was responsible for managing all aspects of the lab including, but not limited to: equipment purchasing, equipment maintenance, software design, hardware design, project management, budget reports, monthly progress reports, annual reports to various funding agencies, and supervision of research associates. The research resulted in the development of a Li-air cell with the highest energy-density ever reported (Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Volume 156, Issue 1, pp. A44-A47 (2009)). These cells have energy-densities 10 times greater than any available today, and represent one of the the largest energy-densities of any practical energy storage systems.

In addition to R&D, Dr. Beattie was responsible for securing external funding. The lab was awarded ~ 300k$ under the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) in June 2005. He worked on other projects within the company as well, such as devloping an economical multichannel galvanostatic testing circuit (to be published soon), advanced catalyst development and product development of the companies flagship energy conversion technology: direct formic-acid fuel cells. Numerous patents and papers were submitted based on this work.

After Tekion Dr. Beattie took up a post-doctoral appointment at the Laboratoire de Reactivite et Chimie des Solides in Amiens, France. Within 12 months a Si-based electrode with four-times the capacity of the industrial standard (carbon) was developed. Click here for suplimental information. Electode fabrication was designed to be inexpensive, and environmentally benign - a significant advantage compared to the toxic chemistry currently used in industry. The industrial research partner, SAFT batteries is continuing the study of the technology in hopes of commercialization.

After completing his post-doc Dr. Beattie accepted a position with Dr. Sean McGrady as Lab Manager for the Hydrogen Research Laboratory at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). The lab is working on hydrogen storage materials for the hydrogen economy. Only a few labs in the world are comparable in analytical, characterization and production capacity. It is a world-class institution for the study of advanced hydrogen storage materials.

Dr. Beattie left UNB to accept a Lab Manager position at UMOE Solar New Brunswick in January 2010. To encourage collaborations between UNB and Umoe Solar Dr. Beattie was appointed an Honorary Research Associate at the University of New Brunswick. At Umoe he was responsible for designing the Solar Cell and Polysilicon Research Lab to be built in 2011. He was involved in a successful application with the Atlantic Innovation Fund (round VII) that saw an Umoe Solar New Brunswick / University of New Brunswick consortium awarded $3M in a $6.3M research project. He was also awarded a Going Global Initiative grant to travel to Norway and establish official collaborations between Umoe Solar New Brunswick and three world-class solar cell laboratories: IFE, SINTEF and NTNU. In May 2010 Umoe Solar NB decided not to build the polysilicon plant in Miramichi, and have halted all R&D projects at UNB.

In June 2010 Dr. Beattie left Umoe Solar NB and took the job as Reseach and Develompent Manager at Know Charge Inc.

In Oct 2011 Dr. Beattie accepted a position with Nexeon, a company specializing in Li-ion battery electrode materials.

In July 2014 Dr. Beattie accepted a position with Warwick University as Technical Manager of the Energy Innovation Center

In May 2016 Dr. Beattie accepted a position with Novonix

In April 2017 Dr. Beattie accepted a CTO position with Elcora

Dr. Beattie is an experienced electrochemist, materials scientist and lab manager with a wide range of skills, experience, and accomplishments. He has worked in academics and in industry in both Canada and Europe. He has experience working with industry, managing projects, securing external funding, and supervising highly qualified personnel.

Publications:

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'A Study of Electrodeposited Negative Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries with an Emphasis on Combinatorial Electrodeposition', Shane D. Beattie and Jeff Dahn
Thesis
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Shane D. Beattie, Ben Beck, Ryley R. LeBlanc and James Lanigan, 2018, Building a battery lab with low-cost Raspberry Pi's, Current Topics in Electrochemistry, Vol. 20, 63-73'
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'Lithium ion batteries (NMC/graphite) cycling at 80 oC: Different electrolytes and related degradation mechanism', R.Genieser, S.Ferrari, M.Loveridge, S.D.Beattie, R.Beanland, H.Amari, G.West, R.Bhagata
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'Investigation of cycling-induced microstructural degradation in silicon-based electrodes in lithium-ion batteries using X-ray nanotomography', Oluwadamilola O.Taiwo, Melanie Loveridge, Shane D.Beattie, Donal P.Finegan, Rohit Bhagat, Daniel J.L. Brett, Paul R.Shearing
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'Understanding capacity fade in silicon based electrodes for lithium-ion batteries using three electrode cells and upper cut-off voltage studies', Shane D. Beattie, M.J. Loveridge, Michael J. Lain, Stefania Ferrari, Bryant J. Polzin, Rohit Bhagat, Richard Dashwood
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'Depositing Catalyst Layers in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells: A Review', A. Strong, C. Thornberry, S. D. Beattie, R. Chen, S. R. Coles, Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology
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'Latest advances in the manufacturing of 3D rechargeable lithium batteries', Stefania Ferrari, Melanie Loveridge, Shane D. Beattie, Marcus Jahn, Richard J. Dashwood, Rohit Bhagat
3D_batteries
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'Early Identification of the Li15Si4 Phase Using in-Situ Synchrotron XRD', S. D. Beattie, J. S. Weaving, V. Thapar (Nexeon Limited), L. D. Conner (Diamond Light Source), M. Aniol (Nexeon Limited), A. Nagai (Nagai Tech Office), S. Evans, and M. McKiernan (Nexeon Limited)
Insitu XRD
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'Ti-Doped LiAlH4 for Hydrogen Storage: Regeneration Process, Reaction Conditions and Microstructure Evolution During Cycling', Liu, Xiangfeng; Beattie, Shane; Langmi, Henrietta; McGrady, Gerard; Jensen, Craig
LiAlH4 SEM
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'High-yield direct synthesis of LiAlH4 from LiH and Al in the presence of TiCl3 and Me2O', Journal of the American Chemical Society, Liu, Xiangfeng; Langmi, Henrietta; Beattie, Shane; Azenwi, Felix; McGrady, Gerard; and Jensen, Craig, accepted August 2011 LiAlH4 efficiency from Al and LiH as a function of TiCl3 content
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'Thermal desorption of hydrogen from magnesium hydride (MgH2): An in situ microscopy study by environmental SEM and TEM', Shane D. Beattie, Uncharat Setthanan and G. Sean McGrady, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, accepted Feb 4 2011, available online March 12, 2011. TEM image of an MgH2 particle before and after heating Click here for more information.

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'Thermal conductivity and specific heat measurements of metal hydrides', Shane D. Beattie, Adam Harris, Andre Levchenko, Joshua Rudolph, Christopher D. Willson, and G. Sean McGrady, to be included in the ITCC 2009 proceedings (30th International Thermal Conductivity Conference)
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Thermal conductivity and specific heat measurements of metal hydrides
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'Hydrogen desorption studies of NaAlH4 and LiAlH4 by in situ heating in an ESEM', Shane D. Beattie and G. Sean McGrady, accepted to the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Sept 2009

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'Economical multichannel galvanostatic testing circuit', Shane D. Beattie, Dorina Manolescu, Sharon Blair, Journal of Applied Science & Engineering Technology 2008, (jaset.rit.edu)
Economical multichannel galvanostatic testing circuit
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'In-situ thermal desorption of H2 from LiNH2 + 2LiH monitored by Environmental SEM' Shane Beattie, Henrietta Langmia and G. Sean McGrady, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 34, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 376-379

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'Temporal and Spatial Imaging of Hydrogen Storage Materials: Watching Solvent and Hydrogen Desorb from Aluminium Hydride by Transmission Electron Microscopy', S. D. Beattie, T. Humphries, L. Weaver and G. Sean McGrady, Chem. Commun., 2008, 4448-4450

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'High-Capacity Lithium-Air Cathodes', S. D. Beattie, D. M. Manolescu, and S. L. Blair, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Volume 156, Issue 1, pp. A44-A47 (2009)
High-Capacity Lithium-Air Cathodes
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'Si Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries-A New Way to Look at an Old Problem', S. D. Beattie D. Larcher, M. Morcrette, B. Simon, J.-M. Tarascon, J. Electrochem. Soc. 155, A158 (2008)

Featured in the 'Tech Highlights' section of 'Interface' Summer 2008
Si Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries-A New Way to Look at an Old Problem
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'Recent findings and prospects in the field of pure metals as negative electrodes for Li-ion batteries' , D. Larcher, S. D. Beattie, M. Morcrette, K. Edstroem, J.-C. Jumas,J.-M. Tarascon, J. Mat. Chem., 17, 3759 (2007)
Recent findings and prospects in the field of pure metals as negative electrodes for Li-ion batteries
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'Towards a fundamental understanding of the improved electrochemical performance of silicon-carbon composites', J. Saint, M. Morcrette, D. Larcher, L. Laffont, S. D. Beattie, J.-P. Peres, D. Talaga, M. Couzi, J.-M. Tarascon, Adv. Func. Mat., 17, 1765 (2007)
Towards a fundamental understanding of the improved electrochemical performance of silicon-carbon composites
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'Masked Electrodeposition of a Composition-Spread Library of Sn-Zn Alloys onto a 64- Channel Combinatorial Cell Plate', S. D. Beattie and J. R. Dahn, J. Electrochem. Soc. 152, C549 (2005)
Masked Electrodeposition of a Composition-Spread Library of Sn-Zn Alloys onto a 64- Channel Combinatorial Cell Plate
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'Combinatorial Electrodeposition of Ternary Cu-Sn-Zn Alloys', S. D. Beattie and J. R. Dahn, J. Electrochem. Soc. 152, C542 (2005)
Combinatorial Electrodeposition of Ternary Cu-Sn-Zn Alloys
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'Comparison of Electrodeposited Copper-Zinc Alloys Prepared Individually and Combinatorially', S. D. Beattie and J. R. Dahn, J. Electrochem. Soc. 150, C802 (2003)
Comparison of Electrodeposited Copper-Zinc Alloys Prepared Individually and Combinatorially
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'Morphology and Safety of Li[NixCo1-2xMnx]O2 series (0-1/2)', S. Jouanneau, D. D. MacNeil, Z. Lu, S. D. Beattie, G. Murphy, and J. R. Dahn, J. Electrochem. Soc. 150, A1299 (2003)
Morphology and Safety of Li[NixCo1-2xMnx]O2 series (0-1/2)
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'Single Bath Electrodeposition of Copper-Tin Alloy Negative Electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries', S. D. Beattie and J. R. Dahn, J. Electrochem. Soc. 150 (7), C457-C460 (2003)
Single Bath Electrodeposition of Copper-Tin Alloy Negative Electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries
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'Anomalous, high-voltage irreversible capacity in tin electrodes for lithium batteries', S. D. Beattie and J. R. Dahn, J. Electrochem. Soc. 150, A701 (2003)
Anomalous, high-voltage irreversible capacity in tin electrodes for lithium batteries
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'The Electrochemical Reaction of Lithium with Tin studied by in situ AFM', L.Y. Beaulieu, S.D. Beattie, T.D. Hatchard and J.R. Dahn, J. Electrochem. Soc. 150, A419 (2003)
The Electrochemical Reaction of Lithium with Tin studied by in situ AFM
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Conferences:

  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), Oct 4-9 2009, Vienna, Austria
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), May 18-21 2008, Phoenix, Arizona
  • American Physical Society (APS), March 10-15 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), Oct 16-21 2005, Los Angeles, California
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), Oct 3-8, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Materials Research Society (MRS), Dec 1-5th, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), Oct 12-16, 2003, Orlando, Florida
  • Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP), June 8-11, 2003, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
  • Canadian Materials Science Conference (CMSC), June 7-10, 2003, Halifax, N.S.
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), Oct 20-25, 2002, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Gordon Research Conference on Electrodeposition, Aug 11-16, 2002
  • 11th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB), June 23-28, 2002, Monterey, California
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), Sept. 2-7, 2001, San Francisco, CA
  • Gordon Research Conference on Electrodeposition, Aug 13-18, 2000
  • Previous Positions:

  • Senior Scientist, Nexeon
  • R&D Manager, KnowCharge, Fredericton, NB, Canada, 2010-2011
  • Lab Manager, Umoe Solar New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada, 2009-2010
  • Lab Manager, McGrady Lab, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada, 2007-2009
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Laboratoire de Reactivite et de Chimie des Solides, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, 2006-2007
  • Lead Research Scientist, Tekion Inc., Burnaby, BC, Canada, 2004-2006
  • Education:

  • Ph.D. Physics, Dalhousie University, 1999-2004
  • B.Sc. Honors in Physics, St. Marys University, 1994-1999
  • B.A. Major in Philosophy, St. Marys University, 1994-1999
  • Awards/Grants:

  • Going Global Initiative (for travel to Norway to establish official R&D collaborations with IFE, SINTEF and NTNU)
  • Honorary Research Associate at the University of New Brunswick (appointed April 2010)
  • Advanced Solar Energy Conversion - AIF round VII - $6.3M
  • Featured article in the Tech Highlights section of the Summer 2008 Interface magazine published by J. Electrochem. Soc.
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), June 2005, Tekion Inc.
  • NSERC-IRF, February 2004, Tekion Inc.
  • William Leiper Scholarship, 2002-2003 for "Innovative research techniques", Physics and Atmospheric Science Department, Dalhousie
  • Numerous undergraduate bursaries, St. Marys University, 1994-1999
  • NSERC summer research grant, St. Marys University, 1996
  • Programming Languages:

  • Maple
  • Mathematica
  • Visual Basic
  • TestPoint
  • HTML
  • LabView
  • Personal Information

    Birth date: January 2nd, 1976
    Birth place: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Nationality: Canadian
    Languages: English, basic French

    For more information contact:

    Shane Beattie, PhD
    E-mail: shanebeattie@btinnovations.org
    BTInnovations
    32 Bobbit Drive, St. Coix, Nova Scotia, Canada

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