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.
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NECCES research appears in the first article of the Frontiers in Energy Research, entitled "Catching a Battery in the Act: Lithium-ion battery operation revealed in real time by scientists at NECCES", as written by graduate student, Zachary Lebens-Higgins. More
Dr. Jordi Cabana, in partnership with LBNL, developed a new technique, X-ray ptychographic tomography, that lets them pin point the location of chemical reactions happening inside the lithium-ion battery in three dimensions at the nanoscale level. More
Dr. Katsuyo Thorton has been appointed the L. H. and F. E. Van Vlack Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan and will be receiving the TMS Brimacomb Metal at the 2018 TMS Meeting in March. More
Previous NECCES Post-Doctoral Associate, Dr. Shailesh Upreti's start-up company Imperium3 (iM3) NY has just acquired the Alevo battery plant in Concord, North Carolina and will be moving this plant to NY to fast-track local production. More
Director M. Stanley Whittingham was elected as a member to the National Academy of Engineers. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. More
Dr. Shirley Meng received the Young Career Award and Dr. Stan Whittingham received the Life-time Achievement Award from the International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation. More
Three members of NECCES won an award from the Scialog: Advanced Energy Storage competition, resulting from their collaborative proposal written during the conference. More
The Frontiers in Energy Research, the EFRC newsletter, has just released their Fall 2017 edition, including an article from Zachary Lebens-Higgins, entitled "Electricity-Free Cooling". More
Dr. Hui Zhou was hired to be the Battery Facilities Manager for the NECCES Battery Dry Room, located in the Center of Excellence on Binghamton University's (BU) campus. More
Shawn Sallis of Binghamton University has received a Collaborative Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab for two years. More
Graduate student, Zachary Lebens-Higgins, was awarded the ALS Doctoral in Residence Award for 2016-17. The fellowships enable students who have advanced to candidacy to spend a year in residence at LBNL. More.
Mark Wolfman, NECCES Graduate Student from University of Illinois at Chicago, received the Department of Energy's Science Graduate Research Program (ScGRP) Award. More.