Battery and Energy Storage Workshop on December 16, 2010
December 14, 2010
We anticipate a DOE Hub large scale funding opportunity in ‘Battery and Energy Storage’ during next several months. We have arranged an internal half-day meeting on December 16 (1:00 to 4:30 pm; MRGN 129) to share our research/technical capabilities plus information gathered from the DOE. Both the Energy Center and the Birck Nanotechnology Center are coordinating this half-day event. The meeting will consist of brief research presentations by participants followed by an open discussion. An expected outcome would be to discuss internally – a way to move forward.
The details for technical areas are not yet known. But a typical large Hub proposal may require addressing several additional topics such as manufacturing, outreach/learning, technology commercialization/entrepreneurship, policy, consumer, economics and social sciences. It may therefore provide opportunity for a broader participation across the campus and some faculty may be aware of this activity and interested to attend the event.
Please rsvp to Jill Wable (email@example.com) if interested in attending. We have a limited space for about 30 people to attend.
- Pankaj Sharma
July 21, 2016
The recent recall of hoverboards because of exploding lithium-ion batteries highlights the danger of overheating batteries. Amy Marconnet, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, can speak about the effects of excessive heating in batteries. Marconnet (pronounced mar-co-nay) founded the Marconnet Thermal and Energy Conversion Lab, where researchers are dissecting the batteries and testing materials making up electrodes and a critical component called a separator. (A video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCTMA8sxZO0) Battery failures have been reported in products ranging from commercial airliners and laptops to hoverboards and cellphones. Chemical reactions in the batteries generate heat while discharging and charging. The separator is a layer of material between the positive and negative electrodes. When it fails due to high heat, the battery short-circuits and could explode.Read Full Story