Research

Our mission is to address fundamental scientific challenges emerging from bottlenecks in technologies relevant to the sustainable energy transition. Our research activities focus on materials, interfaces and devices for electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, with a primary focus on batteries and electrocatalysis.

In the battery field, our efforts are directed at improving current (Li-ion batteries) and emerging (Na-ion batteries) battery chemistries, developing new battery chemistries (all solid-state batteries as well as water-in-salt and aqueous batteries), and at developing smart batteries with sensing and self-healing capabilities. 

In the electrocatalysis field, our efforts are directed at balancing electrocatalyst material stability with reactivity and at understanding interactions in aqueous solutions.