ACES: Association of Chemical Engineering Graduate Students

Dr. Thomas Madden

Thomas Madden currently serves as the Chief Technical Officer of BenAn Energy, a Shanghai-based battery developer of aqueous sodium ion batteries that was spun-out of the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics in 2015. BenAn also maintains a small R&D team working out of the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds facility. Tom previously worked at Aquion Energy, hired initially as VP of Research and Development in 2015 until promoted to Chief Technical Officer in 2017. Tom managed company technical operations through its Ch. 11 restructuring period through to acquisition. Before that, Tom was Sr. Manager of Stack Development at Lockheed Martin Advanced Energy Storage (LMAES) in Cambridge MA.  LMAES was formed following the acquisition of MIT-spinout Sun Catalytix, where Tom directed the development of electrochemical stacks for both hydrogen generation and energy storage applications. Prior to Sun Catalytix, Tom managed stack technology development at UTC Power for all transportation fuel cell programs, including buses, submarines, and automotive auxiliary power units, achieving various corporate recognition awards for various accomplishments. He has also served in senior technical roles at United Technologies Research Center and Primus Power. Tom serves DOE as a Proposal Reviewer for DOE EERE and ARPA-E funding solicitations, and as Merit Reviewer for DOE EERE programs. He has also served as a reviewer for Journal of the Electrochemical Society and as an adjunct professor of Materials Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is an author on 13 peer-reviewed publications and 25 patents or patent applications. Tom received his B.S. from the University of Cincinnati, and his Ph.D from the University of Washington, both in Chemical Engineering.