Management Team

Said Al-Hallaj, Co-Founder, Chairman/CEO

Said Al-Hallaj is the co-inventor of AllCell’s PCM technology and a world-renowned expert in thermal management of lithium-ion batteries.  He possesses 20 years of experience in renewable energy research and development (with a focus on thermal management and electrochemical engineering of lithium-ion batteries) and is an adjunct professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). 
Said’s research ranges from the design and optimization of renewable energy systems to the use of advanced battery and fuel cell systems in electric vehicles and has been published 32 times in peer reviewed journals.  Additionally, he has been a featured speaker at over 25 alternative energy and battery conferences and has three registered patents.
Said holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in chemical engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology.
J. Robert Selman – Co-Founder/Senior Technical Advisor

Rob Selman is the co-inventor of AllCell’s PCM technology and a Senior Technical advisor to AllCell.  He has over 30 years of experience in battery and fuel cell research and development, and the global commercialization of these technologies.

Rob has been involved in electrochemical engineering of batteries and fuel cells at Argonne National Laboratory, the University of California Lawrence Berkeley Lab, and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).  He has written over 135 journal papers and has six patents, among which are the basic patents for phase change material in Li-ion batteries (developed together with Said Al-Hallaj).  In addition to his work at AllCell, Rob is a Distinguished Research Professor in chemical engineering at IIT.  He won the Electrochemical Society’s Energy Technology Award in 2002. 
Rob holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California Berkeley, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and is an alumnus of the Technological University Delft in the Netherlands.    

Richard Ott, Vice President Finance

Richard Ott has over 40 years of experience as a CFO, controller, financial officer, and accountant. Richard began his career as an audit supervisor with Grant Thornton, where his clients included a variety of private and publicly traded companies. He then went on to hold a number of different financial management roles, primarily focused on manufacturing firms, including Driv-Lok Inc., RB&W Corporation, Winward Roofing, and MBL Corporation.
His experience includes consulting, process redesign, and implementing accounting and financial reporting systems. Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois Chicago, and he was certified as a CPA by the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jake Edie, Vice President Business Development

Jake Edie has 15 years of experience in consulting, marketing, and software. Jake most recently served as Vice President, Consulting Services for DemandTec, a start-up software analytics company.
During his time at DemandTec, he was a leader in the development of the Consumer Products business, a strategic priority that supported the company’s successful IPO in 2007.
Prior to DemandTec, Mr. Edie also spent time as a management consultant at Booz & Company (formerly Booz-Allen & Hamilton) and regional marketing director for The Princeton Review. Mr. Edie received an undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University and a Master’s of Science in environmental science and policy from the University of Chicago.

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