Breakthrough Electrolytes for Energy Storage (BEES)



Robert Savinell

Lead Institution

Case Western Reserve University




To develop fundamental understanding of: (i) solvation and transport properties; (ii) electrode-electrolyte interfaces; and (iii) electron transfer reactions in deep eutectic solvents and soft nanoparticle electrolytes.

Research Topics

electrocatalysis, electrical energy storage, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials)

Materials Studied

Materials: electrolytes, ionic liquid

Interfaces: organic/inorganic, inorganic/inorganic, liquid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, neutron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, ultrafast science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), continuum modeling, multiscale modeling


Partner Institutions

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University
  • CUNY Hunter College
  • New York University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas at Austin 

BES Staff Contact

Craig Henderson