Director of Research
Dr. Jeffrey V. Ortega has more than 25 years of energy storage research experience and holds patents in the fields of battery and fuel cell materials, products, and systems development. He is currently working on adapting alkaline silver-zinc batteries into new flexible and bendable form factors to enable innovation in the IoT market. Prior to Riot Energy, Dr. Ortega worked at ZPower where he made numerous contributions to the understanding and improvement of silver-zinc batteries. He directed several projects to improve the performance of silver-zinc microbatteries for the hearing aid and healthcare markets. Before ZPower, Dr. Ortega developed chemical hydride storage materials and systems for fuel cells at Millennium Cell for the automotive and back-up power markets.