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.