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Lias Belharouak


Lias Belharouak

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA

Dr. Ilias Belharouak is a Corporate Fellow and Electrification section head at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee. Dr. Belharouak also serves as a Professor of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

At ORNL, Dr. Belharouak oversees multidisciplinary R&D programs sponsored by the US. Department of Energy on works relating to battery energy storage and advanced manufacturing. Before joining ORNL in 2017, Dr. Belharouak was the Research Director and Founding Chief Scientist of the Electrochemical Energy Storage Center at Qatar Foundation. In the meanwhile, Dr. Belharouak served as a Professor at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) for two years. Before joining Qatar Foundation in 2013, Dr. Belharouak was a Material Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Illinois, between 2001-13. Dr. Belharouak was recognized with several awards including 6 R&D 100 innovation awards and four U.S. Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards. He published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers, 50 U.S. Patents, and Patent Applications, and 5 books. He is currently the Editor of Elsevier’s Journal of Power Sources, holds an h-index of 69, and was as invited more than 60-times around the globe. He received a Ph.D. degree (1999) and a master’s degree (1996) in Materials Science and Solid-State Chemistry from the Institute for Solid State Chemistry (ICMCB), National Center for Scientific Research, Bordeaux 1 University, France.