Dr. Daniel Abraham is a leading scientist in the field of lithium-ion batteries. At Argonne, he leads the effort to identify performance degradation mechanisms in lithium-ion cells to enable development of alternative materials and components that enhance cell performance, calendar life, and safety.
His interests range from the discovery and development of electrode and electrolyte materials for sustainable and environmentally friendly batteries, to recycling existing lithium-ion cells to recover non-renewable components.
Dr. Abraham’s previous research was on the safe storage of nuclear waste arising from efforts to recycle spent nuclear fuel. He also has considerable expertise in the structural characterization and surface analysis of materials, alloy synthesis, microstructure examination, and corrosion testing.
- Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993
- M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada-Reno, 1988
- B.Tech., Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1985
Awards, Honors, and Memberships
- Engineer of the Year Award, MEANA (2009)
- Member, Electrochemical Society (since 2001)
- Frequent lecturer at international conferences on battery materials and diagnostic techniques, including conferences in the U.S., France, Singapore, Japan, Korea, and China
- More than 50 publications in journals and more than 100 publications in conference proceedings, extended abstracts, and technical reports