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.
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.
Two kids, a pandemic, and no childcare … it’s been a tough semester. But I predict nothing but sweetness and light ahead.