- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 2022
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2018
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 2018-present
- American Chemical Society (ACS), 2020-Present
- The Electrochemical Society (ECS), 2020-Present
Dr. Gonzalez is a chemical engineer that utilizes his background in electrochemistry and polymer characterization to solve complex problems facing a variety of industries including renewable energy, consumer electronics, and micromobility. Specializing in failure analysis and quality assessments , Dr. Gonzalez's professional interests include providing solutions to complex technical challenges associated with the production of innovative, reliable, and safe battery technologies for various consumer needs.
Dr. Gonzalez has extensive experience in evaluating batteries, fuel cells, and photocatalytic systems via various characterization methods including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), reference electrode testing, cyclic voltammetry (CV), and analysis of battery cycling tests. From his training in polymer science, Dr. Gonzalez is knowledgeable in various polymerization methods and material characterization techniques including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), rheology, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), dynamic light scattering (DLS), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Dr. Gonzalez leverages his characterization expertise and interdisciplinary knowledge to assist clients with root cause investigations, performance assessments, and product development efforts.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Gonzalez completed his Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research focused on creating and designing robust high-capacity composite electrodes for use in next-generation lithium-ion batteries via the use of novel conductive binders. He created well-integrated hybrid electrodes capable of being used in high-power applications. Dr. Gonzalez also cofounded a biotechnology company focused on creating low-cost point-of-care diagnostics using a novel nucleic acid-based assay.