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Alasdair Crawford

Alasdair Crawford

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
620 SW FIFTH AVE, SUITE #810
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 417-7551

Biography

Mr. Crawford has been at PNNL since joining as a Post-Bachelor Research Associate in 2011. As an Associate Energy Research Scientist, he has focused his efforts on building physical and economic models of redox flow batteries, allowing for economic optimization of their design. Mr. Crawford has produced similar models for batteries for the Batt500 consortium, empirical models for existing batteries systems on the grid, evaluating new battery technologies for economic viability, and analyzing battery reliability from experimental data.

Research Interests

  • Energy Storage Analysis and Optimization
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Visualization

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Physics, Portland State University
  • B.S., Physics, Washington State University

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Crawford A.J., Q. Huang, M. Kintner-Meyer, J. Zhang, D.M. Reed, V.L. Sprenkle, and V.V. Viswanathan, et al. 2018. "Lifecycle Comparison of Selected Li-ion Battery Chemistries under Grid and Electric Vehicle Duty Cycle Combinations." Journal of Power Sources 380. PNNL-SA-128874. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.01.080
  • Viswanathan V.V., A.J. Crawford, M.E. Alam, P.J. Balducci, D. Wu, T.D. Hardy, and K. Mongird. 2018. Snohomish Public Utility District: An Assessment of Battery Technical Performance. PNNL-27237. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2017

  • Alam M.E., P.J. Balducci, V.V. Viswanathan, A.J. Crawford, D. Wu, T.D. Hardy, and K. Mongird. 2017. "CONTROLLING ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE WASHINGTON CLEAN ENERGY FUND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS." In Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT 2017), October 11-13, 2017, San Diego, CA. Albuquerque, New Mexico:Sandia National Laboratories. PNNL-SA-131851.
  • Balducci P.J., M.E. Alam, V.V. Viswanathan, D. Wu, A.J. Crawford, K. Mongird, and M.R. Weimar, et al. 2017. "An Economic Assessment of Portland General Electric's Salem Smart Power Center Energy Storage System." In Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT 2017), October 11-13, 2017, San Diego, CA. Albuquerque, New Mexico:Sandia National Laboratories. PNNL-SA-129062.
  • Balducci P.J., M.E. Alam, V.V. Viswanathan, D. Wu, A.J. Crawford, K. Mongird, and M.R. Weimar, et al. 2017. The Salem Smart Power Center: An Assessment of Battery Performance and Economic Potential. PNNL-26858. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. doi:10.2172/1406263.The Salem Smart Power Center: An Assessment of Battery Performance and Economic Potential
  • Viswanathan V.V., P.J. Balducci, M.E. Alam, A.J. Crawford, T.D. Hardy, and D. Wu. 2017. Washington Clean Energy Fund: Energy Storage System Performance Test Plans and Data Requirements. PNNL-26492. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Washington Clean Energy Fund: Energy Storage System Performance Test Plans and Data Requirements

2016

  • Conover D.R., A.J. Crawford, J.C. Fuller, S.G. Gourisetti, V.V. Viswanathan, S. Ferreira, and D. Schoenwald, et al. 2016. Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems. PNNL-22010 Rev. 2. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems
  • Crawford A.J., E.C. Thomsen, D.M. Reed, D.E. Stephenson, V.L. Sprenkle, J. Liu, and V.V. Viswanathan. 2016. "Development and Validation of Chemistry Agnostic Flow Battery Cost Performance Model and Application to Non-Aqueous Electrolyte Systems." International Journal of Energy Research. PNNL-SA-113966. doi:10.1002/er.3526
  • Li X., P. Yan, M.H. Engelhard, A.J. Crawford, V.V. Viswanathan, C.M. Wang, and J. Liu, et al. 2016. "The Importance of Solid Electrolyte Interphase Formation for Long Cycle Stability Full-Cell Na-Ion Batteries." Nano Energy 27. PNNL-SA-115949. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.07.030

2015

  • Crawford A.J., V.V. Viswanathan, D.E. Stephenson, W. Wang, E.C. Thomsen, D.M. Reed, and B. Li, et al. 2015. "Comparative analysis for various redox flow batteries chemistries using a cost performance model." Journal of Power Sources 293. PNNL-SA-108277. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.05.066

2014

  • Conover D.R., A.J. Crawford, V.V. Viswanathan, S. Ferreira, and D. Schoenwald. 2014. Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems. PNNL-22010 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems
  • Conover D.R., V.V. Viswanathan, and A.J. Crawford. 2014. Determination of Duty Cycle for Energy Storage Systems Integrated with Microgrids. PNNL-23390. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Determination of Duty Cycle for Energy Storage Systems Integrated with Microgrids
  • Viswanathan V.V., A.J. Crawford, D.E. Stephenson, S. Kim, W. Wang, B. Li, and G.W. Coffey, et al. 2014. "Cost and Performance Model for Redox Flow Batteries." Journal of Power Sources 247. PNNL-SA-91534. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.12.023

2013

  • Kim S., E.C. Thomsen, G. Xia, Z. Nie, J. Bao, K.P. Recknagle, and W. Wang, et al. 2013. "1 kW / 1kWh Advanced Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Utilizing Mixed Acid Electrolytes." Journal of Power Sources 237. PNNL-SA-92689. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.02.045

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