Jason C. Pickering is a 4th year junior pursuing his BS in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Business Management at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering during his freshman year after he began working under Prof Robert Savinell and Prof Jesse Wainright in the Electrochemical Engineering and Energy Laboratory (EEEL) at CWRU.
While working in the laboratory on a grid-level energy storage battery, Jason became passionate about clean energy solutions. He assisted in developing an efficient all-iron flow battery with an initial 1 year grant from ARPA-E. As a result of his work with the lab team, EEEL received a larger, 2-year grant to continue developing this battery.
To broaden his horizons, he obtained a 7 month co-op with the Lincoln Electric Company at their headquarters in Cleveland, OH working during the Summer and Fall of 2014. As a Consumables R&D Intern and a Manufacturing Processes Intern, Jason learned about research in industry and how a successful manufacturing company operates. As a result of this co-op, he obtained a Technical Sales Internship with Lincoln Electric during the summer of 2015 in Chicago, IL. This experience helped him to realize that he would like to pursue an engineering degree with a focus in business and management.
Jason is interested in learning more about the business and policy side of clean energy. He would like to focus his career path on the commercialization of sustainable and renewable energy solutions.
Jason is deeply involved with Sport Clubs on campus as he has held numerous positions on the CWRU Ice Hockey team including Vice President and Public and Alumni Relations Officer. He is currently working on developing a sustainable and stronger alumni network in the club. He was also the first committee chair of the Sport Club Marketing Committee.
Jason was born in the small town of Grafton, OH where he grew up on a vegetable farm. He enjoys watching all professional and college sports and plays hockey and golf. He also enjoys sailing, art, skateboarding, snowboarding, working on his truck, and reading.