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.

Research Interests


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

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Alex Bates

Key Publications

J.G. Kim, B. Son, S. Mukherjee, N. Schuppert, A. Bates, et al. “A review of lithium and non-lithium based solid state batteries” Journal of Power Sources, Vol 282, 15 May 2015, pp 299-322, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.02.054.

A. Bates, S. Mukherjee, S. Hwang, S.C. Lee, O. Kwon, G.H. Choi, S. Park “Simulation and experimental analysis of the clamping pressure distribution in a PEM fuel cell stack” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol 38, Issue 15, 20 May 2013, pp 6481-6493, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.03.049.

A. Bates, S. Mukherjee, N. Schuppert, B. Son, J.G. Kim, S. Park “Modeling and simulation of 2D lithium‐ion solid state battery” International Journal of Energy Research 39 (11), pp 1505-1518, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/er.3344.

N.D. Schuppert, S. Mukherjee, A.M. Bates, E.J. Son, M.J. Choi, S. Park “Ex-situ X-ray diffraction analysis of electrode strain at TiO2 atomic layer deposition/α-MoO3 interface in a novel aqueous potassium ion battery” Journal of Power Sources, Vol 316, pp 160-169, 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.03.064.

A. Bates, S. Mukerjee, S.C. Lee, D.H. Lee, S. Park “An analytical study of a lead-acid flow battery as an energy storage system” Journal of Power Sources 249, 1 March 2014, pp 207-218, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.10.090.

Key Patents

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