Glen Merfeld is manager of the Chemical Energy Systems Laboratory within the Chemical Technologies & Material Characterization organization at GE Global Research. His group is pursuing the advancement of new chemistry-based energy storage and conversion technologies. Their efforts include electrochemistry developments for novel battery technologies to enable the electrification of transportation, including GE's Hybrid Locomotive, as well as for improved stationary power quality in potential applications ranging from grid utility, to renewables, to uninterrupted power supplies. Additionally, the research group leads the design & synthesis of molecules that make Organic Light Emitting Diodes brighter and more efficient, as well as the creation of material systems for Thin Film Solar devices and packaging systems to forestall their environmental degradation.
Glen joined GE Global Research in 1998 after earning a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.