B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2010)
A.S. in Engineering Science, Broome Community College (2008)
High Energy and Power Density Batteries
Lithium ion batteries have been realized for their high energy densities . However, low electronic conduction and slow ion transport are some of the issues that limit a battery’s charge/discharge rates. Our bicontinuous electrode structures provide quicker pathways for both ions and electrons (Figure 1). My research focuses on developing electrochemically-active materials and incorporating them into innovative 3D electrode architectures. By these efforts, we can expect to obtain significant improvements in batteries’ electrical and mechanical performance.
Figure 1. Ion transport and electronic conduction in bicontinuous cathode during battery discharge.
 J. B. Goodenough and Y. Kim. Challeneges for Rechargeable Li Batteries. Chem. Mater. 22(3): 587-603, 2010.