Affiliate Professor of Chemical Engineering Walter van Schalkwijk is a Northwest leader and consultant in the lithium-ion battery research and development community. His research supports advanced batteries for the tech industry, including power sources for mobile and wearable technologies, and electrochemical devices that enable reliable operation of data center infrastructure. He has been has been under contract as Microsoft’s “Principal Battery Scientist” since 2016 and is also under contract to Duracell Corporation as a battery manufacturing specialist.
Dr. van Schalkwijk’s edited volume, “Advances in Lithium-Ion Batteries”, is one of the foundational books for the field. In addition to papers and patents in battery technology, he also has patents in the field of kidney dialysis with local company, Advanced Renal Technologies.