Ashish Arora is a principal engineer at Exponent, Inc., an engineering and scientific consulting firm. He works extensively on energy storage systems in the consumer products, aviation, automobile, and utility industries. He has spent the last 15 years performing design reviews, testing, field failure investigations, and auditing of battery manufacturers. He has consulted for a wide variety of clients that use Li-ion batteries for energy storage in their applications and has publications, presentations, book chapters, and a patent in this discipline. Ashish has a master of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.