Marco Rodrigues, a postdoctoral researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has received The Electrochemical Society’s (ECS) Battery Division Postdoctoral Associate Research Award for 2020.
“I am honored to have my work recognized by the Electrochemical Society. This award certainly highlights the quality of Argonne’s battery program, and I am grateful for the strong support I have received from my mentors and colleagues.” — Marco Rodrigues, postdoctoral researcher in Argonne’s Chemical Sciences and Engineering division
The award recognizes Rodrigues’s outstanding contributions to the development of electrochemical methods and models for studying lithium-ion batteries. His research in electrochemical energy storage, supported by DOE’s Vehicle Technology Office, encompasses multiple lithium-ion topic areas, including the development of cycling protocols for extreme fast charging, characterization of silicon anodes and advancing the understanding of high-energy oxide cathodes.
“I am honored to have my work recognized by The Electrochemical Society,” said Rodrigues. “This award certainly highlights the quality of Argonne’s battery program, and I am grateful for the strong support I have received from my mentors and colleagues.”
Rodrigues, a materials scientist in Argonne’s Chemical Sciences and Engineering division, has conducted research in energy storage throughout his career. His current research focuses on the development of economically viable lithium-ion batteries with high-energy density, as well as technologies to enable fast recharging — crucial efforts for the development of energy storage applications, including batteries for phones and electric vehicles.
The ECS honors two researchers with this award each year. Established in 2016 to recognize excellence among postdoctoral researchers in ECS’s Battery Division, the award highlights significant achievements and major contributions to the field, specifically in the form of published papers displaying scientific excellence and novelty.
Founded as a nonprofit professional organization in 1902, ECS advances theory and practice at the forefront of electrochemistry and solid state science. ECS hosts meetings, publishes papers, fosters training and education and cooperates with other organizations to disseminate scholarly scientific content that can solve the planet’s major challenges.
Rodrigues’s research is supported by DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office.
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