Bernard Gordon Professor of the Practice of Product Development, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; co-director, Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program
areas of expertise: nanotube-enhanced ultracapacitors as an alternative or supplement to batteries for long-lasting high power energy storage in electric vehicles, electrical grid stabilization, and other applications, automotive applications of electronics, including improved energy storage for hybrid and all-electric vehicles, electrical engineering
Joel Schindall rejoined the MIT faculty in June 2002 after a 35-year career in the defense, aerospace and telecommunications industries. His research includes the invention and development of a nanotube-enhanced ultracapacitor which holds the promise of being superior to electrochemical batteries as a means of efficient regenerative electrical energy storage, and he has also supervised research on dynamic simulation and reliability analysis of complex safety-critical systems.
As co-director of the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program, Schindall is working to enhance MIT's development of engineering leaders by expanding, focusing and disseminating the teaching of innovative engineering design and engineering leadership within the MIT School of Engineering. Prior to joining MIT, Schindall was VP and chief technology officer of Loral Space and Communications (a manufacturer and operator of commercial satellites), senior VP and chief engineer for Globalstar (a 48-satellite LEO mobile-phone system), and president of Loral Conic (a manufacturer of telemetry systems for missiles and satellites). Schindall received his BS, MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from MIT in 1963, 1964 and 1967.
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