Materials Scientist
Applied Battery Research
Materials Scientist
Applied Battery Research


Lorraine Seymour is a materials scientist in the Energy Processes and Materials Group in the Energy and Environment Directorate (EED). As of 2017, Seymour completed a ceramic processing internship with PNNL and was awarded magna cum laude honors for a BS degree in mechanical engineering at Washington State University. The following year, Seymour joined PNNL full time, and she has since received three outstanding performance awards from programs within EED and one outstanding team of the year award with the Battery 500 Project. Her interests encompass chemistry, entomology, and mechanical engineering; her work spans from studying bumblebee sweat using gas chromatography mass spectrometry, to optimizing tape casting of ceramic membranes for oxygen sequestration and coatings for lithium metal battery cathodes/anodes.

Disciplines and Skills

  • Ceramic processing
  • Tape casting
  • Optical microscopy


BS in Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University

MS in Entomology, University of Idaho

BS in Chemistry, Whitman College



  • Parruzot B., J.V. Ryan, J.L. George, R.K. Motkuri, J.F. Bonnett, L.M. Seymour, and M.A. Derewinski. 2019. "Multi-glass investigation of Stage III glass dissolution behavior from 22 to 90 °C triggered by the addition of zeolite phases." Journal of Nuclear Materials 523. PNNL-SA-138413. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.05.050
  • Wu B., Y. Yang, D. Liu, C. Niu, M.E. Gross, L.M. Seymour, and H. Lee, et al. 2019. "Good Practices for Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries." Journal of the Electrochemical Society 166, no. 16:A4141-A4149. PNNL-SA-145180. doi:10.1149/2.0691916jes