Advanced Graphene Battery Technology

2017 ~ Present | NASA, Kennedy Space Center, Ricardo Engineering (HALO dynamic wireless charging), DigiGroup (Smart Cities planning)

Goals

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

  • Battery Assembly and Testing
  • Epitaxial Thin Film Growth and Characterization
  • Electrical and Mechanical Testing

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Business Administration, Management
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • College of Architecture
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics - Applied

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.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time: 

10:10-11:00

Meeting Location: 

Klaus 1440

Meeting Day: 

Wednesday

Team Advisors

Dr. Ilan Stern (GTRI)
Dr. Seung Woo Lee (ME)
Dr. Milad Navaei (GTRI)
Dr. Jinho Park (ME)
Dr. John Hankinson (GTRI)

Sponsor(s)

NASA, Kennedy Space Center, Ricardo Engineering (HALO dynamic wireless charging), DigiGroup (Smart Cities planning)