Dr. Buiel has 20 years of experience developing lithium-ion batteries, super capacitors, asymmetric lead-carbon supercapacitors, carbon-based materials for various electrochemical applications, and advanced lead acid batteries for a variety of clean technology applications. Dr. Buiel received his Ph. D. in Physics from Dalhousie University where he worked to develop low cost carbon electrode materials for lithium ion batteries. Dr. Buiel has served as the Energy Storage Group Leader for MeadWestvaco and as the Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Axion Power International, Inc. During his time at Axion, he worked to develop advanced lead acid and hybrid lead/carbon supercapacitors for a variety of applications including hybrid vehicles, renewable energy installations, military, truck auxiliary power units, and various other clean technology applications. After leaving Axion, Dr. Buiel has started a consulting company called Coulometrics that provides manufacturing and product development R&D services for a variety of companies including a major supercapacitor company and a number of start-ups including a company focused on developing battery technologies beyond lithium-ion batteries.
Old Geezer that listened to parents that lived through the Great Depression. Am a USAF veteran and proud grandpa of twelve grandkids. I am trying to learn enough to be a good investor and have met many great and tolerant (I ask a lot of questions) people here on SA.
I live in a glass house and I am a confirmed pragmatist.
I know that my knowledge is limited and that nearly everyone that I care to ineract with knows more than I do about almst erevything. But what I claim to know I most often understand and it is that understanding of what I know that gives me confidence in my convictions. I do ask that in judging my comments only the supported merits of each comment be weighted, and that any contradictory comments by others be weighed in like manner with no concern for the credentials or past ranking of the opposing authors.
Like all who engage in the discussion of complex technical matters I make mistakes and sometimes very big mistakes, and when I am shown to be wrong I am happy to admit my error and to learn from it. It is always best to present supportable information prior to reaching conclusions and that is always my objective.
I am a London-based Risk management professional with a deep interest in value investing. My interests in finance include company valuation and investing in small/mid Cap companies with tremendous growth prospects and sound management. I also hold a Msc in Quantitative financial modelling for derivatives from a leading French univesity.
Very young (25 years) retail investor, recent graduate of Architectural Engineering in Budapest, Hungary.
Born and lived 5 years in Bavaria (Germany), 15 years in the USA (east/west coast), 3 years in Hungary, 1 year in Slovenia, and now currently in Sweden. Can speak 3 languages fluently (Hungarian, English, German) and have a reasonable knowledge of Swedish. "Global citizen" and "third culture kid" are accurate labels to my way of life.
I assume that people know something I don't and therefore look for those with specific information rather than feel-good analyses written from lofty perspectives.
Just an old guy with a varied background in automotive, physics, materials, social services, land & business planning.
Love the outdoors, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Live in an urban setting, but have had visits from couger and bears in my trees. Bust and tote (70lbs) my own wood for heat and can debate with any about any. Know lots and yearn for more!
Investing is a new game for me, but manageing money has been my forte all my life.
A super liberal, realist, with some conservative fiscal leanings.
Since I am scared of few, Ron is another of my aliases.
Spent over 30 years in computer systems work, many different functions. Owned my own business for awhile. Got tired of it (managing employees is not my baliwick) and stopped doing it professionally. Did other things, off and on, for some more years and finally bumped into this investing/trading stuff. "Looks like a challenge" said I and jumped in (I've found I'm happiest learning new things and overcoming challenges - this certainly qualifies as a challenge).
Still on the steep side of the learning curve, but with facilities like Seeking Alpha, internet availability of all sorts of information and dedication, I'm beginning to improve my performance.
As part of that learning, I've recently been working on learning technical analysis of charts.
I Have been using covered call options for a while and had good success with that, so I'm currently studying and playing with small positions using other option strategies.
Being interested in a lot of different things, I had a desire to check out natural gas, due to its environmental and potential cost benefits. Fortunately, before I dabbled in it, I had already learned to not trade on emotion and had started getting familiar with how I might more effectively use technical analysis of charts. My first foray into NG, using UNG, I made a small return in a short time, thanks to the charts.
As time goes on, I'm discovering additional resources. It looks like I might enjoy doing this for a long time.
Because of my background, I guess, I'm a big believer in "community knowledge". That is what any one of us knows is available to all the community members, except for those that need a serious "attitude adjustment".
I enjoy learning from all and sharing what I may have to contribute.
I am an independent contractor in instructional design & development, organizational performance improvement. Presently a doctoral candidate in instructional systems, investigating performance support systems and mobile learning applications. I'm particularly interested in energy issues: efficiency, storage, security, sustainability, etcetera. In 2009 I completed construction of a LEED-certified residence incorporating SIPS envelope, geothermal HVAC, photovoltaic array, battery bank for backup power. I tend to be an early adopter but try not to be on the bleeding edge of innovation--I've found that being too early to the party can be as painful as being too late.
Retired mechanical engineering designer. Specialized in clean air, water & process gases for semiconductor industry. Now I just piddle around designing PCB and mechanical contraptions for a local electrical inverter manufacturer and following the markets.
I'm investing with both eyes on climate change and the math of future commodity shortages. Influences include Tom Konrad, Jeremy Grantham, and Jim Jubak. Major interests include heavy-duty vehicles--especially transit buses, biomethane, and combined heat and power.
My wife and I have been living full time in a motor coach since 1998; we travel around the USA chasing good weather and adventure. We also park the coach from time to time in order to jump on a jet for some foreign adventures. I am an independent investor.
I'm a facilities maintenance mechanic in the San Francisco bay area working for a drug company. I LOVE to play golf and hope break par someday. I ride a Harley touring bike whenever possible and collect classic convertibles. Hoping to retire early to play golf 5 days a week. Never been very good at investing!