Jeffrey V. Ortega, Ph.D.

Director of Research

Dr. Jeffrey V. Ortega joined ZPower in 2008 as senior scientist and has made numerous contributions to the understanding and improvement of silver-zinc batteries. In 2013, Dr. Ortega became the Director of Research due in part to his twenty years of research experience, extensive understanding of silver-zinc chemistry, program management skills and commitment to success. Prior to ZPower, Dr. Ortega was lead scientist at Millennium Cell, developing chemical hydride storage devices for fuel cells and holding 10 published patents and patent applications in the field of energy storage materials and products. Dr. Ortega also has published 10 peer-reviewed papers on the basic science and characterization of electronic transfer and energy storage methods and materials.

B.S. Chemistry, California State University at Los Angeles, 1995; Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California at Irvine, 2000