I-7 – “Polymer Electrolytes” - The ubiquity of ions and polymer materials in devices


Organizers: Maria Forsyth (Deakin University), Jean-Yves Sanchez (University Charles III), Vito Di Noto (University of Padua), Michel Armand (CIC EnergiGUNE), Steve Greenbaum (City University of New York), Masayoshi Watanabe (Yokohama National University), Jelena Popovic (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research), Monika Schönhoff (University of Münster), Yoichi Tominaga (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology).

Mike Zimmerman

Ionic Materials Inc., USA

Dr. Mike Zimmerman is the Founder and CEO of Ionic Materials, a technology company that has developed the solid polymer electrolyte with a new conduction mechanism for solid state batteries. With more than 30 years of experience in the materials science field, Mike has founded several companies in the manufacturing, finite element analysis and science industries.
Mike is also the founder of iQLP (2011), an incubation lab for new material science products and technologies. Prior to founding iQLP and Ionic Materials, Mike was the Founder and CTO of QLP Inc. (2002), which developed and commercialized a disruptive polymer for electronics, and led to the creation of iQLP. Under Mike’s leadership, the company successfully exited with a sale to Interplex Industries, a global manufacturer.
Mike began his career at AT&T Bell Labs, where he served as a consulting member of technical staff, which is reserved for the top 1% of the technical community. Throughout his 15 years at AT&T, Mike worked on developing and commercializing new semiconductor module packaging technologies and the architecture development of low cost packaging and electronics for fiber to the home.
Mike has been a professor at Tufts University for more than 25 years, focusing on materials science, manufacturing and finite element analysis, and holds the title of Professor of the Practice. Mike has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in fibers and polymers division, and a B.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in mechanical engineering.