We are looking forward to collaborating with Dallas Trinkle (UIUC) and Ansu Chatterjee (UMN) on a Collaborative NSF Research project to learn the universal free energy function.
We are excited to receive two Collaborative Innovation Awards from the 2019 Scialog on Advanced Energy Storage.
The first project, SurPhase: Elucidating a Self-Coating Mechanism for Improved Cathode Performance, is a collaboration with Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez (UIUC) and Zheng Li (Viginia Tech) and will be funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Alex has been named a Scialog Fellow and will participate in the 2019 Scialog: Advanced Energy Storage. Scialog is a platform of the Research Corporation for Science and Advancement meant to foster “research, intensive dialog and community building to address scientific challenges of global significance”.
We are investigating materials for energy storage and conversion using computational techniques. Our goal is to contribute to the development of the next generation of batteries and fuel/electrolyzer cells. Our present research aims at understanding:
- Surface and interface phenomena in batteries and fuel cells;
- Ionic transport mechanisms in inorganic solids; and the
- Extraction of metal species from oxides.
In view of accelerating climate change, the transition to an environmentally sustainable energy economy is among the most pressing global challenges. Recent years have seen tremendous progress in the generation of clean electric energy from renewable sources such as photovoltaic and wind turbines.