Ian McClenny

Research Analyst

Advanced Battery Innovations
Ian McClenny is the lead analyst for Navigant Research’s Advanced Batteries Innovations research service, specializing in new and emerging energy storage devices for stationary, automotive, and niche applications. McClenny has a wide variety of battery knowledge, ranging from materials and supply chain considerations in next generation technologies to emerging markets and business models for fully commercial energy storage systems. He has worked with several players across the energy storage value chain to identify key players in the industry and analyze new market opportunities for emerging technologies.

As a chemical and materials engineer, McClenny has conducted highly technical research for fuel cell and battery components where his projects ranged from the characterization and reaction testing of porous materials to providing recommendations for cathode fabrication processes. He also has extensive experience with process modeling, statistical analysis, and energy data forecasting for top energy storage manufacturers and systems integrators. McClenny has been cited in industry publications including Utility Dive, Green Car Congress, and the Financial Times. He holds a BS in chemical engineering with a concentration in materials science from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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“Though Li-ion batteries have been the leading advanced battery chemistry for new projects in the past several years, other chemistries may encroach on its market share as new technological developments come to market.”
— Ian McClenny