Our Team

Teamwork makes the dream work!

BatteryModel.com is developed and maintained by a dedicated team of scientists at the Norwegian research institute SINTEF, the largest independent research institute in Scandinavia. Electrochemical research is a core focus area for researchers at SINTEF. Through research projects with the Norwegian Research Council and European Union, as well as direct industry projects, SINTEF aims to live up to its motto and develop Technology for a Better Society!

Dr. Simon Clark

Dr. Simon Clark is a core developer of BattMo and the Battery Interface Ontology (BattINFO). Dr. Clark started his career in Mechanical Engineering, graduating with highest honor from the Georgia Tech in the USA. In 2010, he began working in Germany as a model-based design consultant for European Space Agency missions like Solar Orbiter. Since 2012, he has been developing new methods to model electrochemical systems and has worked at world-class research institutes including the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU), and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW). He was awarded the degree of Dr. rer. nat. Summa cum Laude in Computational Electrochemistry from Ulm University. Since 2018, Dr. Clark has been a Research Scientist at SINTEF, based in Trondheim, Norway.

Dr. Xavier Raynaud

Dr. Xavier Raynaud is a Research Scientist at the Computational Geosciences group at SINTEF and adjunct associate professor in Mathematics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He holds a PhD in applied mathematics from NTNU and an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France). His main research interests include modelling and numerical simulation of multiphase flow and reactive transport in porous media. He has co-authored more than 50 scientific papers.

Dr. Halvor Møll Nilsen

Dr. Halvor Møll Nilsen is a Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF Digital at the Computational Geoscience group. He holds a PhD in Atomic Physics from University of Bergen. His early research was on dynamics of quantum systems. The research area is modelling, numerical simulation and numerical methods. The main application areas is multiphase flow in porous media including CO2, oil and gas and geothermal reservoir simulations. Recently he has also been working on use of quantum computing and microfluid simulations for medical applications. He has co-authored more than 50 scientific papers.

Dr. Roberto Scipioni

Dr. Roberto Scipioni is a Research Scientist at SINTEF Industry. He holds a PhD in Electrochemistry from Technical University of Denmark and is an expert in electrochemical analysis and modelling. He has a strong track record on developing physics-based equivalent circuit models for the study of porous electrodes and interfaces in commercial liquid electrolyte Li-ion batteries. He has extensive experience on multi-scale tomography characterization of Li-ion battery electrodes and interfaces.