Multiscale Transport and Energy Conversion

Welcome!

The primary pursuit of the Multiscale Transport and Energy Conversion (MTEC) research group is understanding how the multiscale geometry of energy storage and conversion devices affects their performance and reliability.

Our projects address a diverse set of energy storage and conversion technologies including:

  • Lithium ion and sodium ion batteries
  • Fuel cells and electrolyzers
  • Porous materials for aerospace applications
  • Enzymatic batteries and fuel cells
  • Thermoelectric materials

We use analytical, numerical, and experimental approaches in our work including:

  • In situ and in operando x-ray and neutron imaging
  • X-ray and neutron tomography at multiple scales
  • Characterization of 3D microstructural data
  • Electrochemical testing
  • Multiphysics finite element analysis
  • Classical analytic solutions to transport equations
  • Characterization of transport phenomena