Larry Beck has twelve years of experience in energy storage and lithium-ion battery development. He has lead several battery projects from early state R&D, through scale-up and into global manufacturing. As a Principal Scientist at A123Systems, Larry was the co-inventor of high-power NanoPhosphate, which is currently found in many HEV vehicle and stationary power applications around the world. Larry currently works for QuantumScape (San Jose, CA) and is a part-time consultant to several start-up companies. Prior to working in the battery field, Larry taught in the Chemistry Department at University of Michigan where he specialized in analytical characterization of porous (catalysis and adsorbents) materials.