The processes that occur in batteries are complex, spanning a wide range of time and length scale. The team of experimentalists and theorists will make the use of, and develop new methodologies to determine how model compound electrodes function in real time, as batteries are cycled.
- Close the gap between the theoretical and practical energy density for intercalation
- Attain reversible multi-electron transfer in a cathode material using lithium.
- Understand performance limiting transport in positive electrode structures from the local through the meso to the macroscale.
- Enable new chemistries involving electrode systems that were previously considered intractable for use in batteries.
Thrust 3 Leader, Dr. Karena Chapman, has been named one of Chemical & Engineering New's Talented Twelve for her work with the high-energy X-Ray beamline at Argonne National Laboratory. More
Shawn Sallis, graduate student for NECCES, has been awarded the Advanced Light Source (ALS) Doctoral Fellowship in Residence for the second year in a row. More
NECCES Director, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, and Co-PI, Dr. Y. Shirley Meng, are part of the winning team for the Department of Energy Battery500 program to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles. More
NECCES held its annual All-Hands on Meeting at Binghamton University on June 29-30, 2016. More
Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, Director, creates a video about the Li-Ion Industry and Li-Ion supply chain. More
NECCES graduate student, Nicholas Quackenbush, won a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Award through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). More
New York Battery and Energy Storage (NY-BEST) has again reelected NECCES Director, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham to the Board of Directors and named him the the Vice Chair of Academia on their Consortium Board. More
The Annual NECCES Winter All-Hands-On Meeting was held at the Rutgers University Inn in New Brunswick, New Jersey on January 13-14 . More
Dr. Katsuyo Thornton, NECCES Senior Personnel, is the 2015 winner of the TMS MPMD Distinguished Service Award and the 2015 winner of the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching. More
Dr. Gerbrand Ceder, NECCES Science Adviser, was quoted for his work with Lithium-Ion Batteries in The Economists, entitled: Nanoparticles: To the Heart of the Matter. More
NECCES Science Adviser, Dr. Gerbrand Ceder, was elected as a foreign member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts and has been named the 2016 Recipient of the Morris Cohen Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). More
NECCES FIT Leader, Dr. Shirley Meng's, work in developing better lithium-ion batteries has been featured in KPBS, in the San Diego Business Journal, and in Business Wire- A Berkshire Hathaway Company. More
NECCES Graduate Student, Shawn Sallis, has been featured in the Binghamton Research Magazine, Discover-E, about his work on Lithium Ion Batteries. More
Director Whittingham gives a talk on Science Studio about why lithium batteries are so efficient, and why they are sometimes subject to rupture, overheat or even explode. More
Director, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, took part in the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Podcast- Critical Issues in Renewable Energy at the 228th ECS Meeting. More
Director, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham has won the Technology Innovation Leader of the Year Award from the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S³IP) at Binghamton University. More
NECCES Director, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham has been predicted to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry by Thomas Reuters Citation Laureates for his pioneering research leading to the development of the lithium-ion battery. More
The NECCES Annual Hands-On Meeting took place at Binghamton University from August 24-25, 2015. Each member of NECCES was present to collaborate and discuss the progress of their work. More
Shawn Sallis, a graduate student for NECCES, has been awarded the Advanced Light Source (ALS) Doctoral Fellowship in Residence. More
A press release from Argonne National Laboratory features Dr. Shirley Meng's, NECCES Senior Personnel, work entitled: X-ray Imaging Reveals Secrets in Battery Materials. More
Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang's, NECCES Senior Personnel, start-up company, 24M, is working on a new type of lithium-ion battery that it says is vastly cheaper than what's currently on the market. More