Professor Dean Wheeler completed a B.S. at BYU and then earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2002 at UC Berkeley under the direction of John Newman, a recognized leader in the field of electrochemical modeling. In 2005 he received a Career Award from the National Science Foundation to perform molecular modeling studies of electrochemical reactions. His research interests include modeling and experimental work to optimize batteries, fuel cells, and electrodeposition. He has led federally funded research programs for low-impedance lithium-ion battery electrodes, leading to fabrication and modeling advances. He additionally has consulted for a number of companies in the area of electrochemical technology.