One-on-One with the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI)


Dr Matt Raiford Senior Technical Manager, Consortium for Battery Innovation, USA

Matthew Raiford earned his Ph. D. in Chemistry from University of Texas at Austin in 2014.  Afterwards, he worked at RSR Technologies focused on materials development in active materials for lead–acid batteries.  Matt joined CBI in 2019.  As Senior Technical Manager he oversees the CBI technical program and other projects.  Matt is focused on improving dynamic charge acceptance and energy throughput of lead–acid batteries and is working with national labs, universities, and the  industry.

Dr Alistair Davidson Director, Consortium for Battery Innovation

Dr Alistair Davidson is Director of CBI, managing all the consortium’s work programs. Alistair attended the University of Oxford and obtained a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. He has lectured at both Washington State University, USA and the University of Chongqing, China.