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-Adjunct)

Reliability of batteries
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James Caruthers
James Caruthers
(ChemE)

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Chen Yang
Chen Yang
(Chem)

Functional nanosystems, nanomaterials for energy applications
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Robert Cramer
Robert Kramer
(Chem-Calumet)

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

Battery education
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Edwin Garcia
Edwin Garcia
(MSE)

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

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

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

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

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

Education, outreach and workforce development for EVs
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Vilas Pol
Vilas Pol
(ChemE)

Materials synthesis, Electrochemistry of Li-ion and Li-S batteries
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Timothe'e Pourpoint
Timothee Pourpoint
(AAE)

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

Thin film sensors for battery
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Michael Sangid
Michael Sangid
(AAE)

Light weight materials, materials durability
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Alejandro Strachan
Alejandro Strachan
(MSE)

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

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

Si-C based ceramic matrix nano and microcomposites, battery materials
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Fu Zhao
Fu Zhao
(ME)

LCA of battery and energy storage technologies
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Yue Wu 
Yue Wu
(ChemE-Adjunct)

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

Metal-oxide nano-rod array for Li-ion batteries
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KZ

Kejie Zhao
(ME)

Mechanics and Material Chemistry of Li-ion Batteries

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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