Our Vision – From Nature We Learn
Electric energy is clean, efficient and convertible to any other form of energy. It has become part of our life.
Our team of engineers and technicians has over 30 years’ industrial experience in advanced sodium-nickel-chloride (NaNiCl2) batteries for use in energy management, storage and automotive applications.
Dr. Cord-Henrich Dustmann
Founder and General Manager
Graduated at University of Karlsruhe. In his earlier career he worked at ABB, first on the introduction of superconducting magnet technology and later with sodium sulphur (NaS) batteries. He then acquired unrivalled experience in the field of salt batteries (NaNiCl2), with leading positions in the teams that developed, industrialised and manufactured the early ZEBRA battery. He founded Battery Consult AG in 2008.
Dr. Akane Hartenbach
In charge of all chemistry related activities
Graduated at University of Neuchâtel and ETH Zurich in the field of environmental analytical chemistry. Focus on SaltBattery cathode and corrosion related issues. With Battery Consult AG since January 2011.
Dr. Michael Bayer
In charge of all physics and simulation related activities
Graduated at ETH Zurich. Worked at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) on diagnostics of PEM fuel cells. With Battery Consult AG since July 2011.
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering FH, EMBA in General Management
Head of production
Graduated at HTA Biel with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering FH and at PHW Bern with EMBA in General Management. In various positions he gained extensive experience in engineering and production in several companies in Switzerland and China. With Battery Consult AG since September 2021.
BSc. in Electronics and Communication Technology
In charge of hardware development for the battery management system and electronic laboratory equipment
Graduated at University of Applied Sciences Bern (BFH), specialized in embedded systems. Experience in the aerospace industry. With Battery Consult AG from May 2013 till July 2014 and since August 2017.
BSc in Microtechnical Engineering
In charge of software development for the battery controller.
Graduated at HTL Biel with a certificate of advanced studies in software engineering. In several positions, gained extensive experience in the development of safety-critical software solutions. With Battery Consult AG since May 2018.
B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
Responsible for development and design of components for cells, batteries and manufacturing
Graduated at University of Reutlingen, Germany. Experience as design engineer for construction and tunnelling machines. With Battery Consult AG since March 2020.
Supervision of the test facilities, assistance to the head of chemistry in all activities
Graduated at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Worked in various laboratories in Germany. With Battery Consult AG since July 2019.
Master watchmaker and goldsmith
Cooperation in the Battery Consult laboratory of in the production of prototypes
Graduated at the HTL Karlstein, technical school for watchmakers and at the Vienna Goldsmith Academy, Austria. Worked for several watchmakers in Austria and Switzerland. With Battery Consult AG since March 2020.
Scientific glassblower / textile technician
Cooperation in the Battery Consult laboratory in the production of prototypes
Graduated at higher technical schools in Austria. Worked for several companies in the field of Laboratory equipment. He ran his own small farm in Switzerland and still has his own Lampworking workshop. With Battery Consult AG from June 2019 till November 2019 and since September 2020.
Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (VET) as Mechanical Engineer
Responsible for Battery Consult’s laboratory and manufacture of battery cells
Education in mechanics, development experience in SBB (Swiss federal train). With Battery Consult AG since September 2021.
Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (VET) as Commercial Employee; Advanced Federal Diploma in Marketing Planning
Responsible for accounting, purchasing, marketing and office administration
Worked in various offices in marketing, accounting and administration. With Battery Consult AG since August 2017.