John is CEO and cofounder of Influit Energy and a research scientist with IIT for over 13 years. He has extensive experience in designing complex scientific equipment for the characterization of energy related materials using synchrotron xrays. After his B.S. in physics from IIT and before returning to complete an M.S., John had the unique opportunity to participate in the design and construction of a multimillion dollar recording studio with outstanding sound quality, which continues to attract Alist clientele. Most recently John was CoPI on a $3.5 million ARPAe funded research project to engineer a flow battery to meet transportation needs.