Thomas P. Barrera, Ph.D, is currently President, Lithium-Ion Battery (LIB)-X Consulting which is a technical consulting firm specializing in the design, development, test, and safety engineering of LIB power systems. With over 30 years of relevant industry experience, Tom has served as a Technical Fellow for The Boeing Co., battery R&D test engineer at The Aerospace Corporation, and fuel cell systems engineer at the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. During his 19-year career at The Boeing Co., Tom led multidisciplinary teams in the end-to-end development of advanced electrical power and battery energy storage systems supporting numerous commercial, and government aerospace programs. Tom is a Member-at-Large for the Battery Division of the Electrochemical Society, Associate Fellow of the AIAA, and member of the NASA Engr. & Safety Ctr electrical power system technical discipline team. Under the direction of Dr. Ken Nobe, Tom received his PhD in Chemical Engr. at UCLA and then worked for Dr. Bruce Dunn as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the UCLA Materials Science and Engr. Dept. Tom also received a MS in Industrial Engr. from Northwestern University, BS in Chemical Engr. and BA in Mathematics-Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.