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Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham

Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering

  • B.A. Chemistry, Oxford University, England, 1964
  • M.A. Oxford University, England, 1967
  • D.Phil. Chemistry, Oxford University, England, 1968
Science 2 Bldg - Room 120
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Institute for Materials Research
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage

Research Interests:

The research interests of the materials chemistry group are in the preparation and chemical and physical properties of novel inorganic oxide materials. Much of our effort is targeted at finding new materials for advancing energy storage. Recently we have discerned the critical role that single-phase reactions play in the discharge of battery electrodes. Our goal is to significantly improve the storage ability of electrochemical devices so as to make renewable solar and wind energy viable, also to enable electric vehicle range and cost. Our research involves much materials characterization at the major National Laboratories.

Recent Selected Publications

M. Stanley Whittingham, “History, Evolution, and Future Status of Energy Storage”, IEEE Proceedings, 2012, 100: 1518-1534

F. Omenya, N. A. Chernova, Q. Wang, R. Zhang, and M. S. Whittingham “The Structural and Electrochemical Impact of Li and Fe Site Substitution in LiFePO4”. Chem. Mater., 2013, 25: 2691-2699

Bohua Wen, Natasha A. Chernova, Ruibo Zhang, Qi Wang, Fredrick Omenya, Jin Fang and M. Stanley Whittingham “Layered Molybdenum (Oxy)Pyrophosphate as Cathode for Lithium-Ion Batteries”. Chem. Mater., 2013, 25: 3513−3521.

Zehua Chen, Qiyuan Chen, Liquan Chen, Ruibo Zhang, Hui Zhou, Natasha A. Chernova, and M. Stanley Whittingham. “Electrochemical Behavior of Nanostructured ε-VOPO 4 over Two Redox Plateaus”, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2013, 160: A1777-A1780.

Raphaële Clément, Andrew Pell, Derek Middlemiss, Fiona Strobridge, Ben Zhu, Joel Miller, M.Stanley Whittingham, Lyndon Emsley, Clare Grey, Guido Pintacuda, , “Spin-transfer pathways in paramagnetic lithium transition metal phosphates from combined broadband isotropic solid-state MAS NMR spectroscopy and DFT calculations”, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134: 17178–17185.

Last Updated: 12/7/15