Marca M. Doeff is a staff scientist in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and principle investigator working in battery programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Her primary research interests concern materials for energy storage applications, particularly Li-ion batteries, Na-ion batteries, and electrolytes for solid state devices. She has co-authored more than 200 papers, patents, abstracts, and book chapters on these topics, including many in ECS journals.
She received her BA in chemistry from Swarthmore College in 1978 and her PhD in inorganic chemistry at Brown University in 1983. After a postdoctoral appointment at UC Santa Barbara, working for Ralph Pearson, she started a position at the Naval Ocean Systems Center in San Diego, CA researching anti-fouling coatings, and then joined LBNL in 1990. She currently serves as vice chair of the ECS Battery Division and has co-organized many symposia for the Society.