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Mike Tucker

Energy Conversion Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 70R0108B
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 70-0127B
(510) 486-5304

I have been engaged in R&D of electrochemical devices since 1997. My research experience is in Lithium Batteries, Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, and Flow Cells. I also have some experience with porous ceramic filters for metal filtration, and liquid-fluidized bed separation processes. I am a hands-on researcher, and have personally fabricated hundreds of electrode materials, and built and tested many hundreds of cells.

My expertise is in resource-efficient development of new devices and concepts, with a clear focus on making devices work, and then making them work better. I love developing creative solutions to complex problems. I am an active inventor, and have written and helped prosecute many patent applications. I have collaborated with several industrial developers, and many of my inventions have been licensed to companies worldwide.

Key technical skills:

Electrochemical testing, materials fabrication, electrode and cell fabrication, fabrication of porous structures, NMR spectroscopy, metal and ceramic processing, brazing, high-temperature sintering, XRD, SEM/EDS, circuit design, ceramic characterization, design and build equipment and apparatus, failure mode analysis


2002, Postdoc Materials Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden
2001, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley
1997, B.S. Chemical Engineering, Brown University

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.




Tucker, Michael C., and Jay Tu. "Ceramic Coatings and Glass Additives for Improved SiC-Based Filters for Molten Iron Filtration." International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 11, no. 1 (2014): 118-124.