Assessment of the kinetic stability of solid electrolytes under practical limits, concerning the choice of electrochemically active/nonactive components and operational conditions is the key focus here. Such studies are not only crucial for the device level integration of breakthrough solid electrolytes; they may shed light on unanticipated and unique phenomena of fundamental importance.
In the inorganic phase space, the aim is to develop novel compounds with dynamically and/or statically disordered structures (superionic conductors); in the polymer space, the development of single-ionic conducting membranes based on inexpensive polymers is the primary focus.
Here, the motivation is to take our initial breakthrough forward through the understanding of failure mechanisms, electro-chemical optimization, and scale-up to foster the technology's commercial prospect.
Mechanistic understanding of battery electrode materials is the key to improving their properties and hence, the battery performance. Operando/in-situ analyses of battery electrodes can provide a real-time understanding of the battery working principle and degradation mechanism of batteries. The focus in this area is to use a versatile operando electrochemical cell (home-made and validated) to elucidate key performance bottlenecks in some technologically important battery chemistries. Improvement and optimization of the cell design for broader applications is another important direction.
Exciting and challenging battery research projects are available for doctoral and master's and bachelor (A/B/C) thesis
Scholarship opportunities for domestic and international students.
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My Research Supervision
Doctoral studies: one completed in 2021 (ETH Zürich, Switzerland); three ongoing as primary and two as joint/secondary (UNSW)
Master's thesis: Five graduated (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Bachelor thesis: three completed (ETH and UNSW)
ENGG 3060: Faculty of Engineering - Maker Games (Term 2 & 3, 2020)
CEIC2005: Chemical Reaction Engineering (Summer Term 2020 & 2021 and Term 2: 2021 - present)
327-1203-00L: Complex Materials I – Synthesis and Assembly (Co-lecturer, ETH Zurich Materials, 2017 - 2018)