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.