Chris Johnson is currently a senior chemist and group leader at Argonne National Laboratory, specializing in the research and development of battery materials and battery systems with 25 years of experience. He is known worldwide for his development of state-of-art lithium-ion battery cathode materials.
He holds a BS in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in chemistry from Northwestern University. He has published over 110 papers and has 24 U.S. patents in the battery field. He has received the research award from the International Battery Association in 2006, and an R&D 100 award for the commercialization of lithium battery materials in 2009. Presently, he is chair of the ECS Battery Division and has been a member of the Society since 1993.