Peter H.L. Notten was born in The Netherlands in 1952, was educated in analytical chemistry and joined Philips Research in 1975.
While working at these laboratories on the electrochemistry of etching of III-V semiconductors he received his PhD from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 1989. Since then his activities have been focusing on the research of hydride-forming (electrode) materials for application in rechargeable NiMH batteries, switchable optical mirrors and gas phase storage, and Lithium-based rechargeable battery systems. Since 2000 he has been appointed as professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology where he is heading the group Energy Materials and Devices. In 2014 he has been appointed as International Adjunct Faculty at the Amrita University, Coimbatore, India and as scientific advisor at the Forschungszentrum Jűlich, Germany.
His main interest includes the development of (i) advanced battery and hydrogen storage materials, (ii) new battery technologies, (iii) modelling of energy storage materials and complete rechargeable battery (NiMH and Li-ion) systems and (iv) the development of sophisticated Battery Management Systems (BMS). He is member of the Editorial Board of Advanced Energy Materials and International Journal of Electrochemical Science. He has published as (co)author about 250 scientific papers and contributions to scientific books and owns about 30 patents.