Brian M. May

Brian M. May, Ph.D.

Staff Consultant

Dr. Brian May is experienced in the areas of chemistry and materials science. His background encompasses a wide array of characterization techniques, such as microscopy, scattering, spectroscopy, and separations. Dr. May is also well versed in experimental design and execution, data interpretation, and communication of findings. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and given several technical presentations on his work.

Dr. May received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His dissertation focused on developing techniques to characterize the redox chemistries that occur at the cathode of lithium-ion batteries. Prior to that, he received his B.S. in chemistry from Loyola University-Chicago, where he conducted research in allosteric activation of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase, the enzyme that governs glycogen synthesis in bacteria and starch in plants.


  • Facet-Dependent RockĀ­Salt Reconstruction on the Surface of Layered Oxide Cathodes, Chem. Mater.
  • Nanoscale Detection of Intermediate Solid Solutions in Equilibrated LixFePO4 Microcrystals, Nano Lett.
  • Visualization of Electrochemical Reactions in Battery Materials with X-ray Microscopy and Mapping, Chem. Mater.
  • Conserved Residues of the Pro103-Arg115 Loop are Involved in Triggering the Allosteric Response of the Escherichia Coli ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase, Protein Sci.

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