Steve Cummings is the Director of the Sensors Business Unit at Nexceris where he has worked for the past 16 years. Steve has worked in the area of battery safety for much of his career including design and development of safety related products for the battery industry. He was the primary inventor of Nexceris’ Li-ion Tamer technology during which he worked as principle investigator for several projects with the US Navy and technical lead for Nexceris’ ARPA-E AMPED project with DNV GL. His experience includes battery testing and characterization of off-gas species from lithium ion batteries prior to thermal runaway with a focus on mitigation of battery failures. He is active as a subject matter expert for development of codes and standards addressing gas detection and battery safety. Steve is also an active participant in the EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC) and California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) working groups on safety. Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University prior to joining Nexceris.