Director of Research and Development - Natural Graphite
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Graduate and Professional Schools, Degrees, Awards
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Nevada-Reno
Dr. Krassowski began his career with the Carbon Products Division of Union Carbide in 1987. Specializing in the analytical chemistry of carbon and graphite, he was primarily responsible for the elemental analysis of natural graphite raw materials and products. He also contributed to process development efforts, and in quantifying process wastewater and air emissions. In 1994, Dr. Krassowski accepted a position in Customer Technical Service position with the GRAFOIL Products Group. He served as Manager of Technology for the GRAFOIL Products Group, and from 1994 to 1999 served in various management, sales, research and development, and new product development positions in the natural graphite line of business. Dr. Krassowski has been Director of Research and Development for the Natural Graphite business interests of GrafTech International since April 2000. His group is focused on developing low cost, high performance graphite components for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell applications, and graphite-based components to manage the growing thermal management issues associated with computers and portable electronics. He holds 8 U.S. patents for the use of special carbon and graphite materials in fuel cells, batteries, thermal management, and fire protection applications. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, and represents GrafTech International at the U.S. Fuel Cell Council and the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition.