Matthew Glazer

Matthew P.B. Glazer, Ph.D., P.E.

Managing Engineer
Materials & Corrosion Engineering
Menlo Park

Dr. Glazer’s areas of expertise include failure analysis of batteries and materials, battery technology, materials science, data visualization, asset management, and risk assessment. He has experience in the design, qualification, reliability, safety and failure analysis of various battery formats, with an emphasis on lithium-ion battery technologies. His technical knowledge encompasses fields of materials characterization, electrochemistry, x-ray science, mechanics of materials and electrical infrastructure technologies. Dr. Glazer has extensive experience applying his expertise in solving complex technical problems for clients in the consumer electronics, consumer products, vehicles and transportation, industrial equipment, and utility and renewable energy industries.

In the fields of materials science and battery technology, Dr. Glazer has supported clients at multiple stages of product and process lifecycles, from device prototype evaluations, to supplier quality management and field failure investigations, including in litigation and adversarial settings. In the early stages of product lifecycles, he has reviewed the design and construction of prototype batteries and electronics for safety, reliability, and quality. During manufacturing scale-up, he has advised on supplier qualification and process improvement, conducted accelerated aging testing and analyzed quality and reliability failures. Dr. Glazer also conducts investigations related to potential product safety concerns, including multi-party evidence and field inspections as part of litigation, and has advised on several product recalls.

Dr. Glazer has supported utility clients for effective asset management of electrical infrastructure, including condition and risk assessment, risk-based repair and replacement prioritization, and process improvement. He has identified and developed tools for asset condition assessment, including a data aggregation and visualization tool to combine inspection, repair, outage and locational data to identify assets in poor condition and perform relative line ranking based on various conditions. He also developed a data-driven decision framework within an enterprise risk system for prioritizing various utility capital projects based on existing failure data sets to estimate the relative consequence risks both before and after projects are completed and inform how effective projects were in mitigating risk in the system’s capital portfolio.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Glazer completed his Ph.D. at Northwestern University, where his research examined mechanical failure and capacity fade mechanisms in lithium-ion battery anode materials. His research focused on understanding lithiation-induced strains and failures during operation in silicon- and tin-based anode materials utilizing in operando high-energy X-ray diffraction (IXRD)-based strain measurements.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2015
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering (summa cum laude), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2011

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Metallurgical Engineer, California, #1997

LANGUAGES

  • Mandarin Chinese

Publications

Hayes TA, Piper J, Glazer M. Cylindrical Li-Ion Battery Cells and Their Use with E-Cigarettes. Defense News, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association; Winter 2018/2019

Glazer MPB, Wang J, Cho J, Almer JD, Okasinski JS, Braun PV, Dunand DC. In operando X-ray diffraction strain measurement in Ni3Sn2e Coated inverse opal nanoscaffold anodes for Li-ion batteries. Journal of Power Sources 2017; 367:80-89.

Glazer MPB, Okasinski JS, Almer JD, Ren Y. High-energy x-ray scattering studies of battery materials. MRS Bulletin June 2016; 41 (6):460-465.

Cho HH, Glazer MP, Xu Q, Han HN, Dunand DC (2016). Numerical and experimental investigation of (de) lithiation-induced strains in bicontinuous silicon-coated nickel inverse opal anodes. Acta Materialia; 107:289–297.

Glazer MPB, Cho J, Almer J, Okasinski J, Braun PV, Dunand DC. In operando strain measurement of bicontinuous silicon-coated nickel inverse opal anodes for li-ion batteries. Advanced Energy Materials 2015; 5:1500466.

Um JH, Park H, Cho YH, Glazer MPB, Dunand DC, Choe H, Sung YE. 3D interconnected SnO2-coated Cu foam as a high-performance anode for lithium-ion battery applications. RSC Advances 2014; 4:58059.

Presentations

Glazer M. Too Hot to Handle: Key Differences in Thermal Runaway Behavior and Failure Analysis of High Voltage Li-ion Cells. Workshop, Battery Safety Summit, Alexandria, VA, 2019.

Glazer, MPB. Advances in Understanding and Modeling Lithium-Ion Battery Cell and Pack Degradation Mechanisms. Poster, Energy Storage Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 2017.

Glazer MPB, Cho J, Wang J, Okasinski J, Almer J, Braun PV, Dunand DC. Measuring strain in operando by x-ray diffraction in bicontinuous Si and Ni3Sn2 inverse opal anodes for Li-ion batteries. Electrochemical Society Spring Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2015.

Glazer MPB, Um JH, Park H, Cho YH, Choe H, Okasinski J, Almer J, Sung YE, Dunand DC. In operando measurement of strain evolution by x-ray diffraction in SnO2-coated 3D interconnected Cu Foam anodes for lithium ion batteries. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2015.

Glazer MPB, Cho J, Almer J, Okasinski J, Braun PV, Dunand DC. In operando measurement of strain evolution by x-ray diffraction in bicontinuous NiSn Inverse opal anodes for lithium ion batteries. The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2014.

Dunand DC, Glazer MPB, Cho J, Almer J, Okasinski J, Braun PV. Measuring strains in operando in alloy-based anodes for lithium ion batteries using x-ray diffraction. The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2014.

Glazer MPB, Cho J, Wang J, Almer J, Okasinski J, Braun PV, Dunand DC. Measuring strains in operando in inverse opal Si and Ni-Sn Alloying anodes for lithium ion batteries using x-ray diffraction. Poster, APS/CNM User’s Meeting, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 2014.

Glazer MPB, Cho J, Almer J, Okasinski J, Braun PV, Dunand DC. Measuring strain evolution in operando in bicontinuous silicon inverse opal anodes for lithium ion batteries using x-ray diffraction. Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2013.

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – IEEE

Tau Beta Pi (Member Since 2009)

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CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2015
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering (summa cum laude), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2011

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Metallurgical Engineer, California, #1997

LANGUAGES

  • Mandarin Chinese