Energy Solutions

Innovations in Batteries and Renewables

woman in lab coat works in a battery under a closed fume hoodOur investigators pioneer materials for durable batteries, renewable energy, and carbon capture. They recover rare Earth metals from electronics, engineer solid-state and aqueous electrolytes, assess CO2 in seawater and mafic rock formations, and push the current understanding of green energy for a safer future. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in these areas. 

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Featured Faculty

bashashSaeid Bashash
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dynamic Systems and Control, Sustainable Energy Systems, Battery Management Systems  
ORCID: 0000-0002-0058-7935

kazemifarFarzan Kazemifar
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Energy Systems; Energy Efficiency in Industrial and Commercial Buildings
ORCID: 0000-0001-6260-9119

OhDahyun Oh
Associate Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Energy Storage, Nanomaterials, Material Design, Green Technology, Sustainability, Lithium Batteries, Nanofabrication, Biomaterials, Bioinspired Materials Synthesis, Nanopatterning 
ORCID: 0000-0003-1390-8440

shiTianqin Shi
Associate Professor of Global Innovation and Leadership
Sustainable Operations Management
ORCID: 0000-0001-6126-7399

skovranElizabeth Skovran
Professor of Biological Sciences
Rare Earth Metals, Biorecycling, Electronic Waste, Lanthanides, Bacteria, Methylotroph, CRISPR, Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology, Bacterial Genetics, Gacterial Physiology
ORCID: 0000-0002-1737-5621

yipOlivia Yip
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Estuarine Hydrodynamics, Climate Change, Extreme Precipitation, Stormwater Modeling
ORCID: 0000-0002-9549-3623

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