Dr. Ilias Belharouak is a Distinguished Scientist and the Group Leader of the Battery Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee. Dr. Ilias also serves as a Professor of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. At ORNL, Dr. Ilias oversees multidisciplinary R&D programs sponsored by the US. Department of Energy on works relating to battery energy storage and advanced manufacturing. Before joining ORNL in 2017, Dr. Ilias was the Research Director and Founding Chief Scientist of the Electrochemical Energy Storage Center in Qatar Foundation. In the meanwhile, Dr. Ilias served as a Professor at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) for two years. Before joining Qatar Foundation in 2013, Dr. Ilias was a Material Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Illinois, between 2001-13. Dr. Ilias was recognized with several awards including four R&D 100 innovation awards, two U.S. Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards, and the Pacesetter Award. He published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers, 29 U.S. Patents and Patent Applications and 5 books. He is currently the Editor of the Elsevier’s Journal of Power Sources, hold an h-index of 56 and was as invited more than 60-times around the globe. He received a Ph.D. degree (1999) and Master’s degree (1996) in Materials Science and Solid-State Chemistry from the Institute for Solid State Chemistry (ICMCB), National Center for Scientific Research, Bordeaux 1 University, France.