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Jill Pestana

Jill Pestana is a battery scientist and engineer, and creator of the “battery famous” educational YouTube channel ‘Across the Nanoverse’. She has performed research and development of energy storage technologies for over a decade, is an inventor of over 14 battery technology patents, and has insights into the materials, designs, and testing practices in the most innovative batteries on the market today.

Based on her experience, Jill shares fundamentals in electrochemistry and materials research, best practices for innovation, and can tailor communication of complex technical concepts for any audience.
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Jill is a passionate science communicator who loves interaction, analogies, and humor on stage and on screen. She is also a volunteer JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Project Director at the Volta Foundation, one of the largest global communities in the battery industry. Jill’s work in advocacy of anti-oppression practices in the workplace and schools led her to create The STEM Thrive Guides, resources for navigating a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for people underestimated and historically marginalized in their fields. She is often invited to lecture at universities on topics related to professional development and entrepreneurship.

Jill is available for conferences and events, as well as media opportunities and YouTube collaborations. Discover more about Jill and her mission to inspire innovation toward a sustainable future.

Jill has worked with

Logos for Admiral Instruments, Ford Motor Company, NASA, Boeing, and Hioki USA Corporation
Logos for Write Girl, University of California Irvine, Society of Women Engineers, and Discovery Cube of Orange County.

Latest Updates
  • Quoted Expert in BBC Futures Article on Battery Technology with Lignin

    Quoted Expert in BBC Futures Article on Battery Technology with Lignin

    What a great start to the new year! A few months ago, a BBC reporter, Chris Baraniuk, contacted me requesting my expert opinion and insights into batteries using lignin as a key material. We had a great conversation where we discussed the advantages/disadvantages of using lignin-derived carbon as an anode material, and whether these technologies […]

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  • My New Adventure with Accenture: Gigafactories & more

    My New Adventure with Accenture: Gigafactories & more

    At the end of December, I accepted a role with Accenture as the battery lead for North America! Soon after, I found myself flying to Australia as part of the Recharge Industries Battery Conference. It was wonderful to meet my work colleagues and the teams of Recharge Industries, Scale Facilitations, and C4V in the location […]

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  • Lead Actor Experience: Ford F-150 Lightning

    Lead Actor Experience: Ford F-150 Lightning

    In summer 2022 Ford’s marketing team contacted me, a battery scientist, after finding my YouTube channel, and asked if I was available to be a lead talent in their “Truth about Trucks” video series on the F-150 Lightning. It was a welcome invitation; the opportunity excited me! After a couple weeks of preparation, they flew […]

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