Alex Bates


Alex Bates

Mechanical Engineer

Contact Information

Alex Bates / (505) 269-3480


Mechanical engineer with ten years’ experience in fuel cell and redox flow battery design, fabrication, and testing and five years’ experience in microwave plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition recipe modification, operation, troubleshooting, and reactor design for the growth of single and polycrystalline diamond. That experience enabled the ability to analyze and interpret experimental and characterization data to resolve issues, adjust experimental procedures, and discern future goals. This skillset is now being applied to grid energy storage safety and reliability so that as society continues to adopt more renewable energy technology, it can do so with the knowledge to mitigate potential catastrophic events while implementing energy storage solutions.


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2020

M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2015

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2014

Alex Bates

Key Publications

Redox Flow Batteries Employing Diamond, provisional patent filed June 10, 2019

Key Patents