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.


  • Origin of Rapid Delithiation In Secondary Particles of LiNi0.80Co0.15Al0.05O2 and LiNiyMnzCo1-y-zO2 Cathodes, Advanced Energy Materials 13, November 2023
  • Evaluation of Chemical and Structural Homogeneity in Single Particles of Li1-xNi0.33Mn0.33Co0.33O2, Journal of Physical Chemistry , November 2022
  • The Implications of Post-Fire Physical Features of Cylindrical 18650 Lithium-Ion Battery Cells, Fire Technology 57, December 2021
  • Effect of Synthetic Parameters on Defects, Structure, and Electrochemical Properties of Layered Oxide LiNi0.80Co0.15Al0.05O2, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 165, January 2018
  • Facet-Dependent Rock­Salt Reconstruction on the Surface of Layered Oxide Cathodes, Chem. Mater., January 2018
  • Nanoscale Detection of Intermediate Solid Solutions in Equilibrated LixFePO4 Microcrystals, Nano Lett., January 2017
  • Visualization of Electrochemical Reactions in Battery Materials with X-ray Microscopy and Mapping, Chem. Mater., January 2017
  • Conserved Residues of the Pro103-Arg115 Loop are Involved in Triggering the Allosteric Response of the Escherichia Coli ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase, Protein Sci., January 2015

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