Dr. Eric Gratz, Co-founder and CTO of Battery Resourcers, is a former Assistant Research Professor at the Metal Processing Institute at WPI, has expertise in recycling, battery materials and extractive metallurgy. Dr. Gratz is responsible for the technical development of novel recycling processes at Battery Resourcers. He served as the CEO of Battery Resoucers from 2016 to 2020 where he grew Battery Resourcers from a 300sq ft lab to a fully vertically integrated pilot plant providing shredding through cathode production services of spent lithium ion batteries and battery materials. Dr. Gratz is a primary inventor on five lithium ion battery recycling and battery materials patents. He has been working on lithium ion battery recycling since 2012 and is recognized as a global technical leader in the space.
He holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D from Boston University in 2012 in materials science and engineering where he studied extractive metallurgy.