Dr. Risser is a Research Leader at Battelle with a 30+ year career in materials research. His particular area of expertise is developing relations between material composition and performance in devices, and using these relations to guide application-specific materials development. He has applied this expertise across diverse markets such as medical devices, energy storage and harvesting, photovoltaics, optics, and sensors, with the focus on speeding the insertion of new technologies into commercial products. Dr. Risser frequently contributes to research programs as the principal investigator, senior researcher or expert consultant. Dr.Risser is known for his creative problem solving skills and is often involved in proposing or developing innovative technical concepts for challenging technical problems. Dr. Risser’s work has earned several R&D100 awards, and resulted in 24 US patents and more than 30 refereed journal publications.