Dr. Adam Best is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency, and leads several research programs related to cell chemistry and battery systems. He is the Co-Lead for the CSIRO Mission in development, Renewable Energy Powerhouse that seeks to create more value from Australia’s critical minerals.
Dr. Best is a 2017 Churchill Fellow who studied the development of advanced electrolytes and how Australia can establish a lithium battery industry, and later co-authored the FBICRC CSIRO Report “State of Play Australian Battery Industries as at March 2020”. Adam is the Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Australian Battery Society (https://australianbatterysociety.org), is the Vice-President of the International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB), was the Co-Chair and Host for IMLB 2022 (www.imlb2022.org) which was held in Sydney, and is regularly invited to speak at industry and academic conferences on matters relating to battery technologies.
Adam has published 88 papers with a H-index of 41, 16 patents and has authored a number of high-profile technical reports on battery technologies. Adam is passionate about the opportunities for Australian battery industry to be part of the global battery value chain and works to connect them locally and globally.