Peter Notten worked at Philips Research from 1975 to 2010. While working at these laboratories on the electrochemistry of etching of III-V semiconductors he received his PhD from 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. From 2000 to 2018 he was appointed professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology, heading the group Energy Materials and Devices. In 2014 he was appointed International Adjunct Faculty at Amrita University, Coimbatore, India and at the Forschungszentrum Jűlich, Germany. In 2018 he was appointed Honourary Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia (UTS).
His main interest includes the development of (i) advanced battery and hydrogen storage materials, (ii) new battery technologies, (iii) modeling of energy storage materials and complete rechargeable NiMH and Li-ion battery systems and (iv) the development of sophisticated battery management systems (BMS), enabling accurate and adaptive state-of-charge and state-of-health determination, to be applied in eg electrical vehicles in connection to smart grid(s). He is a 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.