Dion Hubble is a postdoctoral scholar in the Applied Energy Materials Group at LBNL. His research interests can be described as “application-driven molecular design for energy storage systems;” that is, improving the construction and performance of batteries via chemical control of their underlying processes. He is currently studying the role of electrolyte additives in Li-ion battery performance at sub-freezing temperatures. Previously, he developed solvate ionogel electrolytes with room-temperature conductivity >10^-3 S/cm and created a quasi-solid-state Li-S battery design based on these materials. Dion received his Ph.D. (2019) and M.S. (2016) in Molecular Engineering from the University of Washington, becoming one of the first in the US to earn a degree in this field. Prior to this, he received a B.S. (2014) in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.