Rational Design & Synthesis of Hybrid Nanomaterial Systems for Energy Storage

Energy storage devices and systems play an important role in realizing the renewable energy future of the mankind. They are critically important for portable electronics, hybrid and electric vehicles, and for longer term, smart grid. We are working on the development of low-cost, high-performance nanostructured materials which are environmentally friendly and compatible with large-scale processing for energy storage systems including lithium batteries and electrochemical capacitors, as well as fundamental studies of charge separation and energy transfer within these energy storage device systems. Currently, we are actively exploring the following:

A. 3-D Nanostructured Conductive Polymers Based Supercapacitor Electrodes 

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B. Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Nanostructures for High Energy Li-ion Batteries

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C. Organic and Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Devices

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D. Fundamental Electrochemistry at the Nanoscale (Tuning charge transfer at electrode/electrolyte interface; core-shell nanostructures for optimized charge transport during electrochemical process)