Space Technology Future Science Platform Webinar

Glen M. Brown, Ph.D., Manager, BCA Product Development

The application of battery technology to space applications necessitates a multi-disciplinary approach to battery design development, to optimize power and electrical performance requirements with the challenging mechanical and thermal environments of space. This presentation will describe some of the key attributes battery design for space and satellite and applications, technical challenges and design principles and will draw upon specific examples to highlight these attributes of battery design for these exciting applications.


  • Free

Event date: 16Sep 2020

Wednesday 16 Sep 2020

Online virtual event

  • 10.00am to 11.00am (AEST)

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About Our Speaker

   Dr Glen M. Brown

Glen M. Brown, Ph.D.

Manager, Product Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA, USA

Born Brisbane, Australia, grew up in sunny QLD.

Ph.D. Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia (1996)

Post-doctoral research fellow, Keio University, Japan

20th year with Boeing (14 years, Boeing Defense, Space and Security, 5+ years, Boeing Commercial Airplanes); 5 years in-country experience in Japan

Glen Brown is an engineering leader in Product Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). His current responsibilities include managing the Electrical Sub-systems team for BCA-Product Development, informing Technology Strategy for the Boeing Company, Global Supplier development and leading International technology development projects. He also leads the Battery IPT for BCA and Battery Technology Community of Excellence for Boeing.

Glen’s subject matter expertise is in Lithium Ion and energy storage technologies. He has expertise in design, engineering, manufacturing, test, qualification and certification of advanced batteries for aerospace applications including commercial aviation and commercial, government and civil satellite programs.

Glen’s formal qualifications are in materials and electrochemistry, with over 25 years of experience in materials research (metals and alloys, deposition, surface treatment, corrosion and protection), battery engineering and development, global supply chain and customer engagement. Glen completed his PhD at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia in 1996, and conducted pre and post-doctoral research at Keio University, Yokohama, Japan (1991-1993 and 1997-1999).

He has 5 years of in-country experience in Japan; proficient in Japanese language, including reading, writing, speaking as well as Japanese business culture and practices. He is passionate about international technology programs, where we have the opportunity to shape new technologies for the future. He has a strong interest in leading teams to grow beyond their limitations.