Dr. Brian Dixon
President

Dr. Brian Dixon has more than twenty years of experience in organic and polymer chemistry, and more generally materials science. Upon graduation from the Pennsylvania State University in 1973 with a BS, he worked for three years for ICI America (United States) Inc., in Wilmington, Delaware, as a polymer chemist/field engineer. His work at ICI involved high performance FRP composites based upon polyester, epoxy and vinyl ester polymers used in many kinds of industrial applications. Most of this work involved the hands-on preparation and physical and corrosion testing of filament wound and laminated composites. Dr. Dixon then entered graduate school at the University of Illinois where he obtained a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1980. His graduate work involved the synthesis of a series of novel peroxides and a study of the chemiluminescence properties and associated reaction mechanisms of peroxide-aromatic hydrocarbon decompositions. Upon receiving his degree, Dr. Dixon accepted employment within the Central Research Department of Dow Chemical Company at its New England Laboratory in Wayland, Massachusetts (since closed). During his tenure there, he worked on the syntheses of new monomers, including novel phosphates for fire retardant applications, vinylics, diolefins from alkynes, new epoxies and polycarbonates. He also worked on designing organometallic catalysts for epoxide-forming reactions.

In 1985 Dr. Dixon joined Cape Cod Research, Inc (CCR). where he was a key component in the growth of that organization as Vice President of R&D. His CCR research and development efforts covered a wide range of technologies, including coatings for biofouling prevention and corrosion inhibition (liquid and vapor phase applications), and novel chemiluminescent and sonoluminescent sensors for low level analyte detection (heavy metals, chlorinated solvents, hydrocarbons). A number of programs involved designing and synthesizing/formulating new electrolytes for use in high performance battery and capacitor systems, including silver-zinc and especially lithium. Unsurprisingly, this area also led to work in materials design for fuel cells. A separate area of expertise was in the use of advanced computational chemistry techniques (Accelrys Cerius© and Materials Studio©) to design molecules for improving chemical system performance.

In late 1999 Dr. Dixon co-founded Phoenix Innovation, Inc. (PII), a company that for 10 years successfully focused upon three areas. Most prominently was the development of practical, non-flammable electrolytes for high energy density lithium and magnesium batteries. The second area was non-toxic corrosion inhibiting coatings for steel, aluminum and magnesium substrates. The third area was in the design and synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for use in the first two R&D areas. We engineered, built and used a carbon arc device for synthesizing CNTs in collaboration with personnel from DOE’s NREL lab in Golden, CO. He also used advanced computational techniques at PII, as described above, to design materials in these various programs. Versatile Dynamics arose in 2009 from the ashes of Phoenix Innovation and includes an expanded set of researchers who now combine formulation, physics, and equipment design skills alongside the established chemistry and materials based expertise.



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Chemical Society

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Electrochemical Society

Materials Research Society

NACE

Federation of Coatings Society




PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, PAPERS, and PATENTS

v Dixon, B.G.; Morris, R.S.; Gall, B.M.; Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries Based onPhosphonate Electrolytes; International Journal of Applied Science and TechnologyVol. 2 No. 4; 2012.

v Dixon, B.G., Walsh, M.A, Gall, B.,Goodwin, M.; Novel Phase Change MaterialIcephobic Coating for Ice Mitigation in Marine Environments Proceedings ofthe 12th Annual General Assembly of IAMU, Gydnia, Poland June 2011.

v Dixon, B.G.; Gall, B.M.; Morris, R.S.; Nonflammable, High Voltage Electrolytes& Modified Phosphorus Ester Chemistry; Presentation at The 11th International Advanced Automotive BatteryConference (AABC-11)
January 24 – 28, 2011; Pasadena, California

v Morris, R.S.; Dixon, B.G.; Gall,B.; Gennett, T.; Blackburn, J.; Heben, M.J.; “High Charge-Discharge Rate Performance of Single Wall Carbon NanotubeBased Anodes” paper #143; 211thMtg. Electrochemical Society, Chicago, ILMay 2007.

v Gennett, T.; Morris, R.S.; Blackburn,J.; Gall, B.; Dixon, B.G.; Heben, M.J.; “Lithium Capacity and Electrochemical Performance of Boron DopedSingle Wall Carbon Nanotubes” paper Q16.8SESSION Q16: Thermal Properties &Energy Storage, Materials Research Society, Fall Meeting, December 2006.

v Dixon, B.G.; Morris, R.S.; Gall, B.M.;Gennett, T.; “Magnesium Secondary Batteries Based on Phosphonate Electrolytes”:paper 7.3, Proceedings 42ndPower Sources Conference, Philadelphia, June 2006.

v Morris, R.S.; Gennett, T.; Gall, B.M.;Dixon, B.G.; Engtrakul, C.; Blackburn, J.; Heben, M.J.; “An All Carbon NanotubeBattery: Recent Developments”:Proceedings 42nd Power Sources Conference, Paper 9.1,Philadelphia, June 2006.

v Gennett, T.; Morris, R.; Dixon, B.;Gall, B.; Blackburn, J.; Heben, M. J.; “Lithium Capacity and Electrochemical Performance of BoronDoped Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes” 209th Mtg. Electrochemical Society, Denver, CO May 2006.

v Morris, R.S.; Gennett, T.; Gall, B.M.;Dixon, B.G.; Engtrakul, C.; Blackburn, J.; Heben, M.J.; “Novel All CarbonNanotube Battery”: Proceedings SymposiumB; Paper B1.11, Materials Research Society; Fall Meeting, Boston, December 2005

v Morris, R.S.; Gall, B.M. Gennet, T;Dixon, B.G.; Entrakul, C.; Blackburn, J.; Heben, M.J.; “Novel All CarbonNanotube Battery” MRS Fall Meeting 2005,Proceedings Symposium B, paper B1.11, Boston, MA, November 28, 2005.

v Morris, R.S.; Dixon, B.G.; Gennet, T;“All Carbon Nanotube Battery Development” Proceedings: 9th Electrochemical Power Sources R&D Symposium,Myrtle Beach, SC, June 27-30, 2005.

v Gall, B.; Morris, R.S.; Gennet, T;Dixon, B.G.; “A Symbiosis of Polymer Electrolyte Safety and High EnergyDensity: All Carbon Electrode Secondary Lithium Batteries” Proceedings: PBFC-2 2nd InternationalConference on Polymer Batteries and Fuel Cells, Las Vegas, NV, June12-17, 2005.

v Dixon, B.G.; MRS Bulletin 30 161 2005.

v Energy& Electronic Materials,pg 4 January 2005.

v Dixon, B. G.; “High Energy DensityLithium Systems via Carbon Nanotube Electrodes” invited presentation at Lithium Mobile Power 2004 Conference, MiamiBeach FL, December 6-7, 2004.

v Morris, R.S.; Dixon, B.G.; “An ImprovedLithium Battery Electrode” International Publication Application #WO2004/088769 A2 October 2004.

v Dixon, B. G.; Morris, R.R.; Dallek, S.;“Non-flammable polyphosphonate electrolytes”, J. Power Sources, 138 274 2004.

v Morris, R.S.; Dixon, B.G.; Gennet, T;Raffaelle, R.; Heben, M.J.; “High-energy, rechargeable Li-ion battery based oncarbon nanotube technology”, J. PowerSources, 138 277 2004.

v Dixon, B.G.; Morris, R.S.; Gall, B.;“Secondary Battery Electrolyte Safety”; Paper #396, Session B1- Rechargeable Lithium and LithiumIon Batteries; Presented at the 206thMeeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI; October 3-8, 2004.

v Dixon, B. G.; Morris, R.R.; Dallek, S.;“Non-flammable polyphosphonate electrolytes”, paper # 7.4, Proceedings of the 41st Power Sources Conference,Philadelphia, PA June 14-17, 2004.

v Morris, R.S.; Dixon, B.G.; Gennet, T;Raffaelle, R.; “High-energy, rechargeable Li-ion battery based on carbonnanotube technology paper # 23.3, Proceedingsof the 41st Power Sources Conference, Philadelphia, PA June14-17, 2004.

v Morris, R.S.; Dixon, B.G.; U.S. Patent #6,727,343 “Heteroatomic polymer for more efficient solid polymer electrolytesfor lithium batteries; April 2004.

v Dixon, B. G.; “High Energy DensityLithium Systems via Carbon Nanotube Electrodes” invited presentation at Lithium Mobile Power 2004 Conference, MiamiBeach FL, December 6-7, 2004.

v Morris, R.S.; Dixon, B.G.; “An ImprovedLithium Battery Electrode” International Publication Application #WO2004/088769 A2 October 2004.

v Dixon, B. G.; Morris, R.R.; Dallek, S.;“Non-flammable polyphosphonate electrolytes”, J. Power Sources, 138 274 2004.

v Morris, R.S.; Dixon, B.G.; Gennet, T; Raffaelle,R.; Heben, M.J.; “High-energy, rechargeable Li-ion battery based on carbonnanotube technology”, J. Power Sources,138 277 2004.

v Dixon, B.G.; Morris, R.S.; Gall, B.;“Secondary Battery Electrolyte Safety”; Paper #396, Session B1- Rechargeable Lithiumand Lithium Ion Batteries; Presented at the 206thMeeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI; October 3-8, 2004.

v Dixon, B. G.; Morris, R.R.; Dallek, S.;“Non-flammable polyphosphonate electrolytes”, paper # 7.4, Proceedings of the 41st Power Sources Conference,Philadelphia, PA June 14-17, 2004.

v Morris, R.S.; Dixon, B.G.; Gennet, T;Raffaelle, R.; “High-energy, rechargeable Li-ion battery based on carbonnanotube technology paper # 23.3, Proceedingsof the 41st Power Sources Conference, Philadelphia, PA June14-17, 2004.

v Morris, R.S.; Dixon, B.G.; U.S. Patent# 6,727,343 “Heteroatomic polymer for more efficient solid polymer electrolytesfor lithium batteries; April 2004.

v Morris, R.S.; Gennett, T.; Dixon, B.G.;Raffaelle, R.; Novel CarbonNanotube Electrodes for High Energy Lithium Batteries, SymposiaA2 – Nanostructured Materials, paper #119, 204thmeeting of the Electrochemical Society, Orlando, FL October 2003.

v Dixon, B.G.;Raffaelle, R.; Morris, R.S.; Gennett, T.; SmallMolecule Modified Photovoltaics Via First Principles Design, Symposia B1 – Battery and Energy TechnologyJoint Session, paper #199, 204th meetingof the Electrochemical Society, Orlando, FL October 2003.

v Dixon, B.G.;Morris, R.S.; Dallek, S.D.; Non-Flammable, Solid State LithiumBattery Electrolytes, Symposia C1- Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries, paper #291,204th meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Orlando, FL October 2003.

v Dixon, B.G.;Morris, R.S.; Smith, P.; Advanced Ether-ThioetherPolyphosphate Electrolytes Through Computational Design, SymposiaC1 – Electrolytesfor Lithium Ion Batteries, paper #278, 204thmeeting of the Electrochemical Society, Orlando, FL October 2003.

v R. Morris, R. Raffaelle, B. Dixon, andT. Gennett “Novel Carbon NanotubeElectrodes for High Energy Lithium Batteries”, Proceedings of the 1st International ConversionEngineering Conference, Portsmouth, VA, AmericanInstitute of Aeronautics and Astronautics #2003_5951 August 17-21, 2003.

v B. Dixon, R. Morris, R. Raffaelle, andT. Gennett “First Principles Studies of Advanced Photovoltaic Materials” Proceedings of the 1stInternational Conversion Engineering Conference, Portsmouth, VA, AmericanInstitute of Aeronautics and Astronautics #2003_5912 August 17-21, 2003).

Morris, R.S.; Reeves, S.D.; Dixon, B.G.; Fellner, J.; Self-assembled Surfaces to Improve theElectrode-Electrolyte Interface by Surface Wetting, 8th Electrochemical Power Sources R&DSymposium Portsmouth, VA July 2003.

v Dixon, B.G.; Morris, R.S.; “A Novel Approachto the Development of Improved Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries”, J Power Sources, 119-121, 487, (2003).
v Dixon, B.G.; Morris, R.S.;“Computational chemistry: design and experimental verification of pre-designedheteropolymer electrolytes for rechargeable lithium batteries”, J Power Sources, 119-121, 856-58,(2003).

v Dixon, B.G.; Morris, R.S.; Polymer Materials: Science & Eng. 87127 2002.

v Dixon, B.G.; Morris, R.S.; Computational Chemistry: PredesignedHeteropolymer Electrolytes; Proceedings of the 11thInternational Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Monterey, CA, The ElectrochemicalSociety, June 2002.

v Dixon, B.G. and Morris, R.S.;Proceedings of the 40th Power Sources Conference, Paper 10.1, pg140, Computational Design andExperimental Verification of Advanced Heteropolymer Electrolytes forRechargeable Lithium Batteries, Cherry Hill, NJ June 2002.

v Morris, R.S and Dixon, B.G.;Proceedings of the 40th Power Sources Conference, Paper 10.2, pg143, New Directions in the Development ofPolymer Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries, Cherry Hill, NJ June 2002.

v Dixon, B.G.; A Correlation Between Modeling and Experimentation in Solid PolymerElectrolytes; Proceedings of the 7th Workshop for BatteryDevelopment, sponsored by the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface WarfareCenter, Philadelphia, PA (June 2001).

v Dixon, B.G.; Bhamidipati, M.; Morris,S.; Miller, E.; Modeling of Ion Transportin Solid Polymer Electrolytes; 196th Meeting of theElectrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI (October 1999).

v Bhamidipati, M.; Perkins, M.; Dixon,B.G.; Morris, S.; Novel Proton ExchangeMembrane for High Temperature Fuel Cells; 196th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu,HI (October 1999).

v Aldissi, M.; Lazaro, E.; Bhamidipati,M.; Dixon, B.G.; “Novel Heterojunctions Based Upon Conducting Polymers”, ANTEC1577 (1999).

v Bhamidipati, M.; Morris, R. S.; Dixon, B. G.; Vukson, S. P.; Solid Polymer Electrolytes withSignificantly Improved Conductivity, Proc. 33rd Intersoc. EnergyConvers. Eng. Conf, Colorado Springs, CO (August 1998).

v Aldissi, M.A.; Lazaro, E.; Bhamidipati,M. V.; Dixon, B.G.; Conducting Polymersin Ultracapacitors Applications, presentation at ANTEC ‘98 (Society of thePlastics Industry) (April 1998).

v Morris, R. S.; Bhamidipati, M.; Dixon, B. G.; Miller, E.V.; Vukson, S. P.; Novel Solid Polymer Electrolytes for LithiumBatteries; Proc. Intersoc. Energy Convers. Eng. Conf. 32nd, 9-12 (1997).

v Almeida, O.J.; Dixon, B.G.;”Lamellar Metallo-Alkylphosphonates as Solid State Phase ChangeMaterials”, Chem. Mater. 72039 1995.

v Dixon, B.G.; Morris, R.S.; Phillips,P.; Walsh, M.A; “Generation of Amorphous Ceramic Capacitor Coatings onTitanium Using a Continuous Sol Gel Process”, J. Mater. Res. 10 2626 1995.

v Dixon, B.G.; Morris, R.M.; Walsh, M.Alex; “A Water-borne & Non-Stick Antifouling Paint”; J. Water Borne Coatings; 1995 16, 4.

v Gomes, W.M.; Dixon, B.G.; A Waterborne & Environmentally BenignMarine Timber Coating, J. CoatingsTech. 1994 66 21.

v Bialic, L.J.; Dixon, B.G.; Cathode and Process for DegradingHalogenated Carbon Compounds in Aqueous Solvents; U.S. Patent # 5,292,409 1994.
v Dixon, B.G.; Heinig, G.; Superoxidative Degradation of ChlorinatedOrganic Pollutants; Presented at the 205th Meeting of the American ChemicalSociety in Denver, CO; Proceedings of the Division of Environmental Chem. 35 1993.

v Dixon, B.G., Sanford, J., Swift, B. W.;Electrochemiluminescent Sensing ofPetroleum Contamination at TraceLevels; in Principles and Practicesof Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils; Kostecki, P.T.; Calabrese, E.J.(editors), Chapter 6, page 85, Lewis Publishers, Inc., Chelsea, MI 1993.

v Gomes, W.M.; Dixon, B.G.; A Waterborne & Environmentally BenignMarine Timber Coating, Proceedings of the Twentieth Water-borne, Higher Solids,& Powder Coatings Symposium, R.F. Storey, Thames, S.F., ed., pg 132 (1993).

v Deans, J.R.; Dixon, B.G.; “Uptakeof Pb+2 and Cu+2 by Novel Biopolymers”; Water Research 26 469 1992.

v Dixon, B.G.; Deans, J.R.; Morris, R.S.;Sanford, J.P.; An ElectroluminescentElectrode Made of a Tris Ruthenium Complex Embedded in a Perfluorinated Polymerand Deposited on a Transparent Electrode; U.S. Patent # 5,075,172 (issuedate: December 24, 1991).

v Frenier, W., Growcock, F., Lopp, V.A.,Dixon, B., Process and Composition forInhibiting Iron and Steel Corrosion. U.S. Patent # 5,013,483 (May 1991).

v Dixon, B.G., Deans, J.R., Sanford, J.; Electrochemiluminescent Optrode DevelopmentFor Rapid & Continuous Monitoring of Petroleum Contamination; in Petroleum Contaminated Soils, Volume 3,Kostecki, P.T.; Calabrese, E.J. (editors), chapter 10, pg 111, Lewis, Chelsea,MI (1990).

v Dixon, B.G., Walsh, M.A.; Morris, R.S.;Electrooxidation of Refractory Organics inPhysical /Chemical Processes;Freeman, H.G. (editor) chapter 2.17, pg 165, Technomic Publishing Co.;Lancaster, PA (1990).

v Dixon, B.G., Deans, J.R., Jenney, L.B.,Battery Electrolyte U.S. patent # 4,834,772 (May, 1989).

v Frenier, W., Growcock, F., Lopp, V.A.,Dixon, B., Process and Composition forInhibiting Iron and Steel Corrosion. European patent # 212,752 (1987).

v Dixon, B.G., Au, A.T., Hydrolysis ofCyanohydrin Esters. Tetrahedron; 1986, 42, 1123.

v Dixon, B.G., Schuster G.B.,Chemiluminescence of Secondary Peroxyesters. Journal of the American Chemical Society; 1981,103, 3068.

v Schuster, G.B., Schmidt, S.P., Dixon,B.G., Photophysics of N,N-Dimethyldihydrophenazine and Benzoannelated Analogs.Structurally Dependent Excited State Hierarchy. J. Phys. Chem.; 1980,84, 1841.

v Dixon, B.G., Schuster, G.B.,Investigation of the Mechanism of the Unimolecular and the Electron DonorCatalyzed Thermal Fragmentation of Secondary Peroxy Esters. Journal of the American Chemical Society;1979, 99, 3116.

v Dixon, B.G., Schuster, G.B.,Chemiluminescence of 1-Phenylethyl Peroxyacetate by the Chemically InitiatedElectron Exchange Luminescence Mechanism, paper presented at the ACS GreatLakes Regional Meeting, June 1979.

v Schuster, G.B., Dixon, B.G., Koo, F.Y.,Schmidt, S.P., Smith, J.P., Chemical Mechanisms of Chemi- and Bioluminescence.Reactions of High Energy Content Organic Compounds. Photochemistry/Photobiology; 1979,30, 17.

v Dixon, B.G., Longenecker, D.M., Greth,G.G., The Curing of Unsaturated Polyester Resins With Visible Light. Proceedings of the Society of the PlasticsIndustry, 32nd Annual Technical Conference; February 1977, 5-D.

v Longenecker, D.M., Greth, G.G., Dixon,B.G., Processing Plastics Visible Light Curing of Polyesters. Plastics Engineering; May 1977, 5, 5255.

v Dixon, B.G., Longenecker, D.M., Wilcox,I.R., Usage of FRP for Combating Corrosion in Caustic/Chlorine Plants, ManagingCorrosion Problems with Plastics. NACEPublications; 1977, 2, 12-18.Perfeo LT-006 Redgoogle philippines newsгде находится танзаниякупить автозапчастипао банк премьер кредиткак взять кредит на теле2кредиты пермьmiami south beach condo rentalsбесшумные шины летние на 13miami shores homes for saleоптимизация сайта под поисковую системуcheat-na-dengiБазакопирайтеры