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Advanced Energy Materials Research Group

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Our multidisciplinary team uses sound science to build practical engineering solutions to create advanced materials to modernize the energy, transportation and industrial sectors.   

We have a vital interest in first developing a fundamental understanding of the electrochemical behavior of metals, oxides and a variety of composite materials. Then we apply that understanding to manipulate materials into novel configurations for applications ranging from energy conversion and storage to corrosion detection and resistance, high-temperature sensing and materials separation.   

Our R&D focuses on the characterization of surface and interface microstructures of materials, modeling calculations to inform choice and configuration of materials and mechanical and chemical processing techniques for a variety of electrochemical systems such as solid oxide fuel cells; sodium super ionic conducting, lithium ion and lithium-sulfur batteries; gas and corrosion sensing; corrosion coatings; and rare earth elements separations.