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, mesoscale science, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel systems), synthesis (self-assembly)

Systems Studied

Systems: polymer, molecules, electrolytes, ionic liquid

Interfaces: organic/inorganic, liquid/solid

Nanostructured: 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, neutron diffraction and scattering, neutron spectroscopy, surface science, ultrafast science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), continuum modeling, machine learning

Partner Institutions

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

BES Staff Contact

Craig Henderson