#002: Electrochemist at Energy Startup – Matthew Schuster
Matthew Schuster received his bachelors in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Chemistry, both at Queen’s University in Canada. Throughout his studies, Matthew was involved in solar cell related research. He has been a High Quality Personnel for the Canadian Photovoltaic Innovation Network. In 2014, Matthew arrived to the Bay Area California where he currently works as an electrochemist for a British tech start up that is seeking to develop the lowest cost battery for grid level electricity storage.
In our conversation, we discuss:
- Why he pursued a Master’s degree.
- Tips for landing internships and research positions.
- Being open to relocating.
- Job hunting on craigslist.
- His work with electrochromic glass.
- Building energy efficiency.
- A typical day as an electrochemist.
- Grid scale energy buffering.
- Qualities required to be an engineering researcher.
- And much more…
Selected Links from the Show:
- The Canadian Photovoltaic Innovation Network.
- Cumulus Energy Storage home page.
- Interview with Cumulus CEO on Bloomberg.
- The technology behind the Copper Zinc Cumulus battery.
Reach out to Matthew Schuster via LinkedIn.
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