Brandon J. Hopkins is a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory working on rechargeable zinc batteries with Dr. Debra R. Rolison. Hopkins received his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he worked on aqueous metal–air batteries with Professors Yang Shao-Horn and Douglas P. Hart. As a master's candidate also at MIT, he was part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) where he designed and fabricated gravity-driven flow batteries using semi-solid suspensions with Professors Yet-Ming Chiang and Alexander H. Slocum. He received his bachelor's from Harvard University and interned at Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.