Developing advanced electrochemical, energy
storage and chemical sensor technologies
to support exploration of the Solar System,
and transferring technologies to industry
for applications here on Earth.
Dr. Erik Brandon received the Ph.D. degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Utah in 1997. He is currently the Technical Group Supervisor for the Electrochemical Technologies Group at JPL. Previously, he worked as a Research Technologist at the JPL, where he focused on a wide range of development efforts in the areas of materials and devices for power generation, energy storage and sensors for space exploration. Specific efforts he has led include the development of integrated passive components and micro-batteries for miniaturized power sources, flexible electronics and multi-functional materials for deployable space structures, advanced thermoelectric couples for power generation and supercapacitors and supercapacitor/hybrid battery technologies for extreme environment applications.