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Andrew Jansen

Andrew Jansen

Senior Chemical Engineer, Group Leader


Andrew Jansen is a chemical engineer in Argonne’s Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division who plans and conducts goal-oriented research and development on advanced battery systems; providing technical guidance and program direction. His work includes evaluating developmental cells/batteries with an emphasis on cell chemistry and hardware development for lithium-based battery chemistries for transportation applications.

Jansen also proposes and implements new approaches and contributes as project leader/principal investigator on various applied electrochemical programs. His background includes extensive hands-on experience in working with various types of equipment needed for a successful lithium battery research facility, including glove boxes, power supplies/cyclers, data acquisition hardware, analytical instruments, and experimental test fixtures.


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, 1992
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1989
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987

Awards, Honors, and Memberships

  • Active member of the Electrochemical Society
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 4thAnnual External Collaboration Award, 2006
  • Argonne National Laboratory Quality and Safety Recognition Award, 2006 and 2008
  • University of Virginia Fellowship, 1988
  • Dow Chemical Outstanding Junior Chemical Engineer Award, 1985

Publications & Patents

  • Patent Application filed October 28, 2010, entitled: Amorphous Titania/Carbon Composite Electrode Materials” by John T. Vaughey, Andrew N. Jansen, and Christopher D. Joyce
  • Patent Application filed on June 30, 2009, entitled: Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries” by John T. Vaughey, Andrew N. Jansen, and Dennis W. Dees.
  • Patent No. US 6,221,531 B1 awarded on April 24, 2001, entitled Lithium-Titanium-Oxide Anodes for Lithium Batteries” by John T. Vaughey, Michael M. Thackeray, Arthur J. Kahaian, Andrew N. Jansen, and Chun-hua Chen.
  • Lithium-Iron Sulfide”, A.N. Jansen, Chapter in Volume 5 of Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources, Editor-in-Chief: J. Garche, Elsevier (2009)
  • Comparative Costs of Flexible Package Cells and Rigid Cells for Lithium-Ion Hybrid Electric Vehicle Batteries”, P. Nelson and A. N. Jansen,  ANL-06/43,Argonne National Laboratory Report, Argonne, IL (2006).
  • Diagnostic Examination of Generation 2 Lithium-Ion Cells and Assessment of Performance Degradation Mechanisms”, D. P. Abraham (ed.), D. W. Dees, G. L. Henriksen, J. Knuth, E. Reynolds, R. Gerald, A. Jansen, Y.-E. Hyung, I. Belharouak, M. Stoll, ANL-05/21, Argonne National Laboratory Report, Argonne, IL (July 2005)
  • Novel Functionalized Electrolytes for MCMB/Li1.156Mn 1.844O4Lithium-Ion Cells”, Zonghai Chen, Andrew N. Jansen, Bill Casteel and Khalil Amine, The Journal of Physical Chemistry (2011)
  • Variable Temperature Performance of Intermetallic Lithium-ion Battery Anode Materials”, A. N. Jansen, J. A. Clevenger, A. M. Baebler, and J. T. Vaughey, Journal of Alloys and Compounds,509(13), 4457 – 4461 (2011).
  • High-Energy Electrode Investigation for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles”, Wenquan Lu, Andrew Jansen, Dennis Dees, Paul Nelson, Nicholas R. Veselka, and Gary Henriksen, J. Power Sources196, 1537-1540 (2011).