Edward Plichta

Ed has over 35 years’ experience in chemical engineering, material science, research and development, strategic technology planning, and management in the field of power and energy technologies, power management and environmental control systems.  A recognized scientific expert on lithium batteries, electrolytes and electrochemical technologies to include primary and rechargeable batteries, fuel cells and capacitors.  Ed has primary and co-authorship on over 50 scientific publications, over 40 US and international patents, two book chapters and served as contributing editor, panel member and chair on numerous government and international science board studies, technical working groups, and conferences within the power and energy community of interest across DoD, NASA, JPL and DoE.

Prior to joining GTS, Ed was the Chief Scientist for Power and Energy for the US Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Communications, Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Command Power and Integration Directorate (CP&I) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.  He also served as Division Chief to the Army Power Division at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland managing and executing applied research and development on man-portable, mobile intelligent grid power, alternative and renewable energy technologies, and environmental control systems.