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batteries imageLithium ion batteries (LIBs) are essential to modern daily life, powering smartphones, laptop/tablet computers, and increasingly electric vehicles. The field of electrochemical energy storage is a highly interdisciplinary with chemists, material scientists and engineers working together to address the many challenges to safe, long life, energy dense batteries. At the University of Rochester, chemical engineers are contributing through the development of novel solid-state lithium conductors (solid electrolytes), engineering electrochemical interfaces through surface functionalization and coatings, and by advancing next-generation lithium ion battery designs

Active Faculty / Research Areas

J. Jorné: Electrochemistry; Energy Conversion & Storage; Fuel Cells; Flow Batteries; Lithium Batteries; Green Energy; Microelectronic Processing; Copper Electrodeposition; Reaction-Diffusion Interactions; Scaling Theory

W. Tenhaeff: Electrochemical Energy Storage; Solid State Lithium Batteries and Solid Electrolytes; Polymer Thin Films, Interfaces and Thin Film Synthesis & Characterization; Vacuum Deposition Techniques