Matthew Raiford earned his Ph. D. in Chemistry from University of Texas at Austin in 2014. Afterwards, he worked at RSR Technologies and focused on the development in active materials for lead–acid batteries. Matt joined CBI in 2019 and is the Senior Technical Manager, overseeing the CBI technical program and other projects. He is focused on improving the dynamic charge-acceptance and energy throughput of lead–acid batteries and has worked with national laboratories, universities, and the lead-acid battery industry on a wide variety of research efforts.