Great photo of Bebi

01/26/22 – BOSTON, MA. – Postdoc Bebi Patil, works on solid state lithium ion battery research in the Egan Research Center on Jan. 26, 2022. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

From News@Northeastern.


I’m fortunate and honored to have received an NSF CAREER Award to use synchrotron techniques to continue studying the Mn-Bi interaction in rechargeable alkaline batteries. The full title of the project is “Engineering electrochemical reversibility in disordered materials for high energy density batteries.” Special thanks to Dr. Andrea Bruck and Matthew Kim, whose data were essential to the proposal. Northeastern did a nice magazine writeup about the project, which has a subheading called “Saving the World,” a level of drama/sincerity that I wholeheartedly endorse.

New MS graduates

Congratulations to new MS graduates Max Ulbert and Tristi Owen. Max worked on thermally-drawn Zn-ion solid state fiber batteries, and Tristi studied particle morphology during discharge of Bi-modified MnO2 cathodes for aqueous rechargeable batteries.