Energy storage-related research by the Center for Molecular Engineering (CME)
- To address the current fire-safety issues in lithium-ion batteries, CME is exploring functional polymeric materials to enable inherently safer lithium battery technologies.
- Interfaces play a vital role in the performance of batteries. CME’s goal is to understand how interfaces within the polymer morphology and at electrode-polymer interfaces dictate charge transport and stability.
- Motivated by the need for next-generation grid-storage technologies, CME is interested in exploring redox polymers for flow batteries.