Energy storage and conversion

Research in energy storage and conversion includes development of nanostructured materials for fuel cells, batteries, gaseous fuel storage, and high energy density capacitors for pulsed power applications. Energy conversion includes novel hybrid reactors, atomic-layer deposition catalysis, and new designs to increase energy efficiency.

Meet the experts

Fatih Dogan

Professor of Ceramic Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Multifunctional materials and composites; nanoscale science and engineering of ceramics, solidification and crystal growth; energy materials: high energy density capacitors, nanostructured dielectrics, high temperature superconductors, fuel cells and biomaterials

Jonathan Kimball

Dean's Scholar and Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Energy harvesting, switched-capacitor converters, microgrids, digital and nonlinear control methods for power converters

Xinhua Liang

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Research Interests

Nanostructure materials for catalysis, energy storage and water treatment; batteris; solid oxide fuel cells/ supercapacitors; atomic/molecular layer deposition

Jonghyun Park

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

Advanced li-ion battery; beyond li-ion battery; energy storage system; renewable energy system; grid energy storage; nano, macro-mechanics of materials; self-assembly of nanoparticles, nanostructure, multiphysics, multiscale experiment and simulation

Fateme Rezaei

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Research Interests

Carbon capture and utilization, olefin/paraffin separation; hybrid separation processes; flue gas cleanup; methane storage

Wang Y.
Yang Wang

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Particle measurement, instrumentation development, functional nanoparticle synthesis, combustion