Mr. Robert Galyen serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Contemporary Amperex Technology. Mr. Robert Galyen serves as Board Member and Technical Advisory Board Member at Advanced Battery Concepts. He is an Energy Storage technology executive with experience in large corporations (ATL, CATL, Magna, Delphi, GM) and small entrepreneurial businesses (Tawas, Indy Power Systems, World Energy Labs). He recently received the prestigious China "Friendship Award" in 2015 and received the title "National Distinguished Expert" from the Peoples Republic of China Government Talent 1000 Plan in 2014. Bob was formerly CTO of Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited in NingDe, Fujian Province, PRC., the largest lithium battery producer in the world. In professional organizations, he has held the Chairmanship of SAE International Battery Standards Steering Committee for 8 years (with 22 Committees reporting to him) and is Chairman of NAATBatt International. He also serves on Senator Lugar's Advisory Board for Renewable Energy at IUPUI, the Dean's Executive Advisory Council at Ball State University, and the National Fire Protection Agencies Board of Advisers. He holds a Master's degree in Chemistry and has 40 years of experience in battery technology. Bob was the first-ever front cover individual feature story for Batteries International and has feature articles on a regular basis. He serves on the Board of Directors and Technology Advisory Boards for multiple companies.