Materials For Energy Conversion and Storage

Institutes, centers and labs related to Materials For Energy Conversion and Storage

Microstructure

Mesoscale Science Lab

Creates experimental techniques to develop a physical understanding of processing-structure-property relationships of crystalline and amorphous materials

Microstructure imaging

Frank Ernst Research Group

Researches alloy surface engineering, plated metallization, metal-oxide interfaces and materials for fuel cells, photovoltaics, and nanotechnology

Electro Ceramics

Electro-ceramics Group

Applies materials technology to real-life applications and develops new materials for extreme environmental conditions.

Solar Panel and Sunflower

SDLE Center

Studies solar photovoltaic and other outdoor exposed technologies using degradation science, data science and analytics.

Faculty who conduct research in Materials For Energy Conversion and Storage

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Jennifer Carter

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

deformation mechanisms of metals and metal-matrix composites; fatigue, fracture, and creep; failure analysis; electron microscopy; 3D microscopy; novel methodologies for multi-scale material characterization; data science and analytics; open science

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Mark De Guire

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Analyzes performance of ceramics in energy applications, including fuel cells and oxygen transport membranes

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Frank Ernst

Department Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Faculty Director, Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials

Studies and engineers microstructures, interfaces and surfaces of metallic materials by novel methods of processing and microcharacterization

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Roger French

Kyocera Professor
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Applies data science and analytics to energy and materials science research problems

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David Matthiesen

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Wind Energy Research and Commercialization (WERC) Center

Develops process engineering solutions for the manufacturing of new magnetic materials

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Alp Sehirlioglu

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Develops new materials through exploitation of interfaces to control functionality and exploration of multi-functionality for energy-related applications

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Gerhard Welsch

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Develops new processing methods and designs for energy storage and optimized materials

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Matthew Willard

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Investigates phase transformations and materials processing, especially their impact on structure and properties of materials