November 2-3, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Crowne Plaza Knoxville
Mark VerbruggeDirector of the Chemical Sciences and Materials Systems Laboratory
General Motors Mark Verbrugge started his General Motors career in 1986 with GM Research Labs after receiving his doctorate in chemical engineering from the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1996, Verbrugge was awarded a Sloan Fellowship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received an MBA. In 1997, Verbrugge joined GM's Advanced Technology Vehicles as Chief Engineer for Energy Management Systems. In 2002, he rejoined the GM Research Labs as Director of the Materials and Processes Lab. The lab was later expanded in scope and is now the Chemical and Materials Systems Laboratory. Verbrugge has published and patented in topic areas associated with electroanalytical methods, polymer electrolytes, advanced batteries and supercapacitors, fuel cells, high-temperature air-to-fuel-ratio sensors, surface coatings, compound semiconductors, and various manufacturing processes related to automotive applications of structural materials. Verbrugge is a Board Member of the U.S. Automotive Materials Partnership LLC and the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium LLC, and an adjunct professor for the Department of Physics, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.