NSF Future Manufacturing Grant awarded

We were recently awarded a $3 Million grant from the National Science Foundation entitled “Manufacturing of Next-Generation Perovskite Semiconductors at Scale”.  This collaborative project includes Profs. Chinedum Okwudire, David Fenning, Wei Lu, Raed Al Kontar, Julie Hui, and Sarah Crane as collaborators. [news article]

Clare selected to participate in JUAMI program

Ph.D. Candidate Clare Lanaghan was selected to participate in The Joint Undertaking for an African Materials Institute (JUAMI). JUAMI is a NSF-funded program hosted in Nairobi, Kenya in 2023 bringing together students from across the world to learn about cutting-edge energy materials topics, participate in hands-on experiments and learning activities, and attend research seminars by Continue Reading »

Two new fast-charging Li-ion battery papers published

We recently published two papers on fast-charging Li-ion batteries in <15 minutes! The first, published in J. Mater Chem A [link], performs operando video microscopy to study Li plating on the graphite anode surface. We study Li nucleation, growth, re-intercalation, and dead Li formation, identifying electrochemical signatures of plating. In the second, published in Continue Reading »