Dr. Timothy W. Ellis received a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from Iowa State University (ISU) in 1993. Prior to this he attended Michigan Technological University, obtaining a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and a M.S. in Chemistry. Dr. Ellis was appointed as an associate scientist at the Ames Laboratory, USDOE at ISU from 1992 – 1996 where he performed research on Ni-MH battery materials and rare earth alloys. In 1996 he moved to Kulicke and Soffa Industries (K&S) in Willow Grove, PA, as director of corporate research and development. He has attended the University of Pennsylvania receiving a Masters degree in Technology Management. a joint program between the Wharton Business and Moore Engineering Schools. In 2006 Dr. Ellis joined RSR Technologies Inc. of Dallas, the research and development arm of Eco-Bat Technologies the world’s largest battery recycler and is presently president of RSR Technologies. He has more than 25 patents and 50 publications in the areas of metallurgy, materials science and technology management. Dr. Ellis also serves as chair of the Consortium for Battery Innovation, formerly known as the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium.