Electrochemistry

electrochemistry

Many of the technological advances, renewable energy sources, and other "green" technologies we look forward to will hinge upon on advances in battery technology.  The study of electrochemistry in the framework of materials science is essential to the innovations required to produce powerful fuel cell, battery, and power generation capabilities.

Electrochemistry Research at Penn State

MatSE faculty and researches are involved in electrochemistry research and applications through the Electrochemical Engine Center (ECEC) and the Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute. The EMS Energy Institute's Electrochemical Technologies Program promotes and facilitates the use of electrochemical probes and systems important for society, particularly fuel cells; nuclear, fossil fuel, and geothermal power generation; hydrothermal synthesis of new materials; and supercritical water oxidation of hazardous wastes. The ECEC is now divided into fuel cell, battery, hybrid-design, MEA fabrication, parallel computing and modeling labs, totaling more than 5,000 square feet of space.

Links & Resources

Electrochemical Engine Center (ECEC)

EMS Energy Institute's Electrochemical Technologies Program

Battery & Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center

Related Topics

Energy, Metals

Research Experts

Long-Qing Chen
Long-Qing Chen
  • Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering,
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Mathematics
(814) 863-8101
Ismalia Dabo
Ismaila Dabo
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 867-4886
Michael Hickner
  • Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Corning Faculty Fellow
  • @hicknergroup
(814) 867-1847
Hojong Kim
Hojong Kim
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Norris B. McFarlane Faculty Professor
(814) 865-3117