Richard Pekala – 18th Asian Battery Conference and Exhibition Richard Pekala – 18th Asian Battery Conference and Exhibition

Dr Richard Pekala

Chief Technology Officer

ENTEK International LLC

Richard Pekala holds a Batchelor’s degree from Duke University (1981) and a ScD degree in from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984). He began his career at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he conducted research on sol-gel chemistry and organic-based aerogels. In 1996, he joined PPG Industries to advance precipitated silica for use in battery separators. Richard transferred to ENTEK in 1999 and is now the company’s Chief Technology Officer.