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Clarkson University's David Mitlin Elected to NY-BEST Board of Directors

Clarkson University Professor / GE Chair in Oil and Gas Systems David Mitlin has been elected to the New York Battery & Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) board of directors.

David MitlinThe consortium was created in 2010 to position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology, including applications in transportation, grid storage and power electronics.

NY-BEST serves as an expert resource to energy storage-related companies and organizations seeking assistance to grow their businesses in New York State. This includes access to financing, research capabilities, potential partners, technology developers, manufacturers, and other private sector and government resources. NY-BEST serves as an important connector in establishing a strong energy storage "ecosystem" encompassing all stages of energy storage product development and use.

Mitlin, who is a professor of both chemical & biomolecular engineering and mechanical & aeronautical engineering, has electrochemistry-related research interests that span both renewables and conventional energy topics. He is currently focused on creation of new materials for sodium ion batteries, lithium ion batteries, electrochemical capacitors and for aggressive oil refining environments.

"I am delighted to have this opportunity to serve the New York State renewable energy storage community," Mitlin said.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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