For students to learn the theory and gain the skills necessary to fabricate next-generation batteries for EVs, spacecraft, and Smart Cities infrastructure.
Issues Involved or Addressed
Fabrication of graphene-based coin cell batteries to compare to market standard Lithium-ion batteries will be a focus of the class. Performance testing, lifetime and stability testing, and the integration of next-gen storage devices will be research topics.
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
Preferred Interests and Preparation
ME, EE, CHEM, ChBE, AE, Applied Physics – Background/interest in microelectronics, thin film nanotechnology, advanced circuitry, energy generation, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, aerospace. Previous experience not required
CoA, ID – Integrating next generation batteries and storage devices into the modern and developing world is a critical part of turning cutting edge research into mainstream use
CEE – Background/Interest in smart structures, instrumentation.
MGMT – Background/interest in intellectual property, marketing, commercialization.