Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, 2014
  • B.S., Physics, Union College, 2007
Professional Affiliations
  • The Electrochemical Society (2010-present)
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers—NACE (2009-present)
  • ASTM International (2015-present)
  • Sigma Xi, National Scientific Research Society
  • Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honor Society

Dr. Madden supports clients by solving technical problems involving materials science, battery science, metallurgy, and electrochemistry. He has conducted research and failure analysis involving energy storage devices, corrosion, environmentally assisted cracking, and hydrogen embrittlement. 

Dr. Madden has experience in analyzing manufacturing defects in microelectronics (e.g. solder ball void analysis and trace characterization), batteries (e.g. Lithium-ion, lead-acid, Ni-Cd), and medical devices.

Dr. Madden has extensive experience with material and analytical surface science characterization techniques including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, and Rutherford backscatter electron spectroscopy (RBS). He is also skilled in computed tomography (CT) and 3D volume metrology. Dr. Madden has experience with diffusible hydrogen concentration studies in steels, including barnacle electrode and permeation method analysis. His research has included the use of AC and DC techniques to evaluate the electrochemical behavior of batteries, metals, and coatings. He has experience with mechanical testing techniques, fractography, metallurgical analysis, and microscopy as well as glass and silicon fracture analysis.

Dr. Madden has extensive experience in advanced aging of lithium ion cells with focus on damage tolerance and failure modes, including materials characterization, gas generation, thermal properties, and mechanical damage. He has managed the research and analysis behind several reports issued to the CPSC regarding product recalls for lithium ion cells.