Degradable Batteries

Current project

VIP Snapshot

End-of-life batteries are an emergent challenge to sustainability. In this team, you will drive ground-breaking innovations to make batteries easy to recycle, degrade and revive.

VIP ChallENG research goals

Pioneer a disruptive battery technology that will create a great impact on sustainable energy futures! This technology will have the potential to transform the battery industry with holistically different 3D battery manufacturing and electrode materials that are easy to degrade and recycle. By the end of the project, you will demonstrate how this technology can solve the current concerns of battery safety, high cost, recycling, fast charging, etc.

Each individual team member will receive holistic training on relevant skills and knowledge through a long-term learning and making experience.

Your research team will:

  1. Develop degradable energy materials: Discover synthesis chemistry and examine the degradability of new energy materials made from the supramolecular self assembly process that requires minimal energy input and yields high atomic efficiency.
  2. 3D print degradable battery components: Design and construct polymer battery components with programmable on-demand degradability, screen the processing parameters to adapt the polymer chemistry for 3D printing and controlled degradation.

Research Areas:

  • Electrochemical Energy
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Nanofluid Rheology
  • 3D Printing
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Photovoltaic
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Commerce
Degradable Batteries

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