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Mohammed Badrt Effat

Postdoctoral Appointee

Electrochemical modeling, Thermal management, Batteries


Mohammed B. Effat is a postdoctoral researcher at the BatPaC team since Sept. 2022. His current research focus is on the design of thermal management systems for lithium-ion battery modules and studying batteries performance, considering the electrical connections between cells and cell’s aging processes. In addition, he is developing continuum-level electrochemical models for lead-acid batteries to study processes related to electrode passivation, utilization, cell’s design and performance.

Broadly speaking, Dr. Effat does theoretical modelling and simulations to analyze physical phenomena and to develop products. His modeling experience spans the atomistic and continuum levels of modelling. He has hands-on experience with several experimental techniques, and he works closely with experimentalists. His research experiences include lithium-ion Batteries (cells’ development, characterization, thermal management), lead-acid batteries, thermal-fluids engineering for electronics cooling, and solar energy applications (energy-food-water nexus). Prior to joining Argonne, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Power Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt (he is currently on sabbatical).


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2019), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (2014), Assiut University, Egypt.
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (2008), Assiut University, Egypt.

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (2015-2018)

Selected Publications

  • Knehr, Kevin W., Joseph J. Kubal, Abhas Deva, Mohammed B. Effat, and Shabbir Ahmed. From material properties to device metrics: a data-driven guide to battery design.” Energy Advances (2023).
  • Lin, Xidong, Jing Yu, Mohammed B. Effat*, Guodong Zhou, Matthew J. Robson, Stephen CT Kwok, Haijun Li, Shiying Zhan, Yongliang Shang, and Francesco Ciucci. Ultrathin and non‐flammable dual‐salt polymer electrolyte for high‐energy‐density lithium‐metal battery.” Advanced Functional Materials 31, no. 17 (2021): 2010261. (*:equal first author)
  • Effat, Mohammed B., Jiapeng Liu, Ziheng Lu, Ting Hei Wan, Antonino Curcio, and Francesco Ciucci. Stability, elastic properties, and the Li transport mechanism of the protonated and fluorinated antiperovskite lithium conductors.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12, no. 49 (2020): 55011-55022.

  • Effat, Mohammed B., Emanuele Quattrocchi, Ting Hei Wan, Mattia Saccoccio, Alessio Belotti, and Francesco Ciucci. Electrical conductivity relaxation in the nonlinear regime.” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 164, no. 14 (2017): F1671.

  • Effat, Mohammed B., and Francesco Ciucci. Bayesian and hierarchical bayesian based regularization for deconvolving the distribution of relaxation times from electrochemical impedance spectroscopy data.” Electrochimica Acta 247 (2017): 1117-1129.

  • Effat, Mohammed B., Chili Wu, and Francesco Ciucci. Modeling efforts in the key areas of thermal management and safety of lithium ion battery cells: a mini review.” Asia‐Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering 11, no. 3 (2016): 399-406.

  • Effat, Mohammed B., Hamdy M. Shafey, and A. M. Nassib. Solar greenhouses can be promising candidate for CO 2 capture and utilization: mathematical modeling.” International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering 6 (2015): 295-308.