News

2018

August 2018: Victor Fontalvo is visiting our group from Universidad del Norte. Support from Fulbright Colombia is gratefully acknowledged. UAH News Story (Nov. 2018)

August 2018: Our collaborative proposal with Purdue on alloy anodes for sodium ion batteries has received NSF funding (CBET-1804629).

August 2018: Prehit Patel has started his MS studies through the UAH JUMP Program.

June 2018: Jacob Adams' paper on microtomography and characterization of alloy electrodes for Li-ion batteries was presented at the ASME Energy Sustainability Conference in Orlando.

May 2018: Our proposal on multiscale imaging of Li-ion batteries was selected for funding through the UAH Individual Investigator Distinguished Research Program. UAH News Story

May 2018: Hernando Gonzalez presented a poster on x-ray imaging of Li-ion battery materials at the ECS Meeting in Seattle.

February 2018: Our work on multiscale X-ray imaging battery anodes was presented as a poster at the Gordon Research Conference: Batteries in Ventura.

August 2018: Jacob Adams has started his MS studies through the UAH JUMP Program.

2017

November 2017: Ryan Longchamps' paper on neutron imaging of enzymatic electrochemical cells has been published in the ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage. This invited paper is part of a Special Issue on Emerging Investigators in Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage. Download the paper here.

July 2017: Joe Buckley presented his work on porous hybrid rockets at the AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference in Atlanta.

June 2017: Our work on Li-ion cathode simulations and x-ray imaging of alloy anodes was presented at the ASME Energy Storage Forum in Charlotte. Congratulations to Hernando on his first conference presentation!

June 2017: Our paper on x-ray imaging of copper-tin alloy anode materials has been published in JOM. This invited paper is part of a special topic on Mesoscale Interplay in Lithium-Ion Batteries and Beyond. Download the paper here.

May 2017: Our work on modeling transport in battery electrodes was presented in an invited talk at the International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer (CHT-17) in Napoli.

May 2017: Our paper on microstructure and transport interaction in Li-ion battery cathodes has been published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Download the paper here.

May 2017: Congratulations to Ryan Longchamps on graduating with his MSME degree!

March 2017: Prof. Nelson has officially received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor at UAH, effective Fall 2017.

2016

November 2016: Our work on nanostructured Li-ion cathodes and surface site access in battery cathodes was presented at the 2016 ASME IMECE in Phoenix.

August 2016: Our review paper on X-ray imaging of Li-ion batteries has been published in the ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage. Download the paper here.

August 2016: The ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Special Issue on Multiphysics Coupling in Energy Storage guest edited by Prof. Nelson and Prof. Mukherjee has been published. Access the table of contents here.

August 2016: Ryan Longchamps has been awarded an ECS Travel Grant to support travel to present his work on enzymatic electrochemical cells at ECS PRiME 2016 in Honolulu.

August 2016: Hernando Gonzalez has joined the group as a Ph.D. student. Ryan Longchamps and SeungYoon Shin have started their MS studies.

August 2016: Congratulations to Logan Ausderau and Piyush Jibhakate on graduating with their MSME degrees!

July 2016: Joe Buckley presented his work on porous hybrid rockets at the AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference in Salt Lake City.

July 2016: Zach van Zandt’s paper on solid oxide cell microstructure and fuel stream interactions has been published in the ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage. Download the paper here.

July 2016: Erin Looney’s paper on neutron imaging of enzymatic electrochemical cells has been published in Electrochimica Acta. Download the paper here.

July 2016: Our work on neutron imaging of enzymatic electrochemical cells was presented at the ASME Fuel Cell Conference in Charlotte. Dr. Nelson served as the Technical Program Chair for this conference.

June 2016: Joe Buckley has attended the Princeton Combustion Summer School.

June 2016: Congratulations to Piyush Jibhakate on successfully defending his M.S. thesis!

June 2016: Congratulations to Logan Ausderau on successfully defending his M.S. thesis!

June 2016: Prehit Patel has joined the group as an undergraduate researcher.

​May 2016: Our work on X-ray imaging of Li-ion battery materials and solid oxide cell model was presented at the 229th Electrochemical Society Meeting in San Diego.​

May 2016: Congratulations to Ryan Longchamps and SeungYoon Shin on graduating with their BSME degrees!

​April 2016: Congratulations to Ryan Longchamps for winning the Highest Academic Achievement Award from the College of Engineering!

April 2016: ​ Congratulations to Ryan Longchamps for winning a Tau Beta Pi Graduate Fellowship!

2015

November 2015: Dr. Nelson served as co-organizer of a joint NSF/ASME Symposium on Multiphysics Coupling in Energy Storage at the 2015 ASME IMECE.

November 2015: Our work on reactant distributions in solid oxide cells was presented at the 2015 ASME IMECE.

October 2015: Our paper of solid oxide cell electrode geometry and transport has been published in the Journal of Power Sources. Download the paper here.

July 2015: Congratulations to Ryan Longchamps on being awarded a Tau Beta Pi Scholarship!

June 2015: Congratulations to Zach van Zandt on successfully defending his M.S. Thesis!

May 2015: Our work on multiscale modeling of solid oxide cells is presented as an invited talk at the 6th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer. Conference Website

April 2015: Congratulations to Erin Looney for winning the Highest Academic Achievement Awards from both COE and the College of Liberal Arts! UAH News Story

April 2015: Dr. Nelson receives the COE Research Award, COE Outstanding Faculty Member Award, and the UAH Distinguished Research Award.

February 2015: Dr. Nelson receives the COE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award.

January 2015: Dr. Nelson is awarded a 2015 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. This award will support research on degradation in lithium-ion batteries operating under elevated temperature conditions. UAH News Story and UAH COE News Story

January 2015: Our proposal to the UAH New Faculty Research Program was selected for funding. This award will support neutron imaging work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. UAH News Story

2014

December 2014: Our proposal to acquire an x-ray diffraction system was selected for a 2015 UAH Research Infrastructure Fund award. UAH News Story

November 2014: Zach van Zandt presented his paper "Parametric Studies of Microstructural Performance Effects in Solid Oxide Cells" at the 2014 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Montreal. 2014 ASME IMECE Technical Program

November 2014: Dr. Nelson serves as the lead Organizer for the Energy Track, which had over 200 papers and presentations in 20 energy-related topics. 2014 ASME IMECE Website

August 2014: Joe Buckley gives some insights on his experience with Industry/University Cooperative Graduate Student Research Program. UAH Research News Story

July 2014: Our collaborative proposal with Texas A&M on high capacity battery anodes received NSF funding, Award CBET-1438683. UAH COE News Story.

March 2014: Joe Buckley is one of four Propulsion Research Center graduate research assistants participating in Industry/University Cooperative Graduate Student Research Program funded by the UAH Office of the Vice President for Research. UAH Research News Story

2013

May 2013: Prof. Nelson receives 2013 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award. UAH News Story