Li-S Energy appoints Lead Battery Scientist as R&D Manager

“Li-S Energy (ASX:LIS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Paul Bayley as Research & Development Manager, with immediate effect."

Dr Bayley spent six years as a lead battery scientist at Apple, Inc. in Cupertino USA, where he was responsible for leading battery development projects for advanced lithium metal and lithium-ion batteries for future Apple products. During this time, he developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved in developing innovative battery technologies for consumer electronics. He was also instrumental in leading research efforts aimed at improving the performance and safety of lithium metal batteries.

Dr Bayley’s expertise in battery development and research is further bolstered by his PhD in Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Lithium Metal Batteries from Monash University, and his work with Maria Forsyth at Deakin University. He also spent four years at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship and worked with the world-renowned battery scientist Professor Dame Clare P Grey.

Li-S Energy using BNNT in the lab

Based in Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Victoria, Dr Bayley brings with him a wealth of experience in battery development and research. Reporting to the CTO, Dr Steve Rowlands, Dr Bayley will be responsible for accelerating our Australian and international R&D programs, enhancing our R&D processes, and scaling the throughput of high-quality test and trial cells being produced on our new Phase 2 production line.

CEO, Dr Lee Finniear commented:

 “We are extremely pleased to have Dr Bayley join our senior management team.  His extensive industry-focused battery development experience at Apple, combined with his extraordinary body of innovative lithium metal cell research, adds significant depth and breadth to the technical and scientific capabilities of our team.”