Energy Center

Electrochemistry
Batts3D: Python-Based Microstructural Modeling of Electrochemical Systems
Analytical theory may bring improvements to lithium-ion batteries
Formations called dendrites grow in lithium-ion batteries and may continue to grow until causing an internal short circuit.
Dendrite Suppression to Curtail Lithium-Ion Battery Failure
Lithium dendrite formation map.

Batteries and Advanced Electrochemical Systems

Advanced electrochemical systems can significantly change the way we generate, store, and use energy. Projects in this group include development of long-lasting rechargeable batteries with an ultra-fast nanotechnology-based charging process, fuel cells with nano-materials for electrodes and advanced polymer membranes, application of pharmaceutical technology to high speed material screening for batteries and fuel cells, and modeling of battery performance at the molecular level. We are working in partnership with various public universities in Indiana, Ivy Tech community college and Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Researchers

Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams
(ME)

Reliability of batteries
John Burr
John Burr
(KRAN)

Battery education
James Caruthers
James Caruthers
(ChemE)

Temperature & discharge rates, failure
Kyoung-Shin Choi
Abel Chuang
(MET)

Fuel cell and thermal management
Robert Cramer
Robert Cramer
(Chem)

Production, transmission and control of electrical energy
Eric Dietz
Eric Dietz
(CIT)

Battery education
Edwin Garcia
Edwin Garcia
(MSE)

Material properties, nano-/micro-structure of electrodes
Suresh Garimella
Suresh Garimella
(ME)

Thermal management, and power electronics cooling
Ananth Iyer
Ananth Iyer
(KRAN)

New power generation infrastructure, battery development
James Litster
James Litster
(ChemE)

Particle design, battery manufacturing
Andrew Liu
Andrew Liu
(IE)

Battery electrochemistry, Transmission network
Joe Pekny
Joe Pekny
(ChemE)

Education, outreach and workforce development for EVs
Timothe'e Pourpoint
Timothee Pourpoint
(AAE)

Thermal properties of batteries, ceramic matrix composites
Farshid Adams
Farshid Sadeghi
(ME)

Thin film sensors for battery
Alejandro Strachan
Alejandro Strachan
(MSE)

Atomistic & mesoscale computational modeling for new materials
Rusi Taleyarkhan
Rusi Taleyarkhan
(NE)

Non-destructive probing,imaging & sensors for battery performance
Vikas Tomar
Vikas Tomar
(AAE)

Si-C based ceramic matrix nano and microcomposites, battery materials
Alex Wei
Alex Wei
(Chem)

Organic synthesis of exotic materials, nanomaterials
Yue Wu
Yue Wu
(ChemE)

Synthesis and characterization battery materials, thermoelectrics
Jian Xie
Jian Xie
(IUPUI)

Metal-oxide nano-rod array for Li-ion batteries
Chen Yang
Chen Yang
(Chem)

Functional nanosystems, nanomaterials for energy applications
Fu Zhao
Fu Zhao
(ME)

LCA of battery and energy storage technologies
Michael Sangid
Michael Sangid
(AAE)

Light weight materials, materials durability

Technical Contact

Dr. Eric Dietz
Department of Computer and Information Technology
e-mail: jedietz@purdue.edu


Collaborating Laboratories

Birck Nanotechnology Center
Heat Transfer Research Group
Power and Energy Devices and Systems (PEDS) Group
State Utility Forecasting Group (SUFG)

About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.


Contact

Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Mann Hall, Rm 105
203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971