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Cosmin Laslau

Senior Analyst, Energy Storage
Lux Research

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Areas of Expertise:

Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen, Innovation, R&D, Renewables, Smart Grid, Transportation

Cosmin Laslau is a Senior Analyst at Lux Research in the Energy Storage Intelligence practice. He evaluates the development and application of innovative energy storage technologies, through extensive primary and secondary research. Some representative topics include lithium-ion batteries, hybrid and plug-in vehicles, stationary storage, supercapacitors, fuel cells, and energy harvesting. Additionally, Cosmin helps address client questions on topics ranging from key players, emerging technologies and market strategies. He has spoken at various technology and scientific conferences, on topics such as advanced materials, chemistry, and device applications, and has been cited in publications like the Financial Times, CNN, National Geographic, Scientific American, and MIT Technology Review on the commercialization of novel technologies. Prior to joining Lux Research, Cosmin worked as a sales engineer for a nanomaterials startup where he consulted with industrial and academic clients, advising on material selection including carbon nanotubes and metal nanopowders. Cosmin obtained his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of Auckland, specializing in conducting polymers and scanned probe microscopy, and has authored 20 scientific publications and reviews. These include articles in leading journals on subjects such as electrochemistry, nanomaterials and biosensors. He also holds a M.Sc. in polymer chemistry from the University of Auckland, and a B.A.Sc. in nanoengineering from the University of Toronto; during the course of these stints, Cosmin also completed internships in Sweden and Germany.

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