NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES)



M. Stanley Whittingham

Lead Institution

Binghamton University




To develop an understanding of how key electrode reactions occur, and how they can be controlled to improve electrochemical performance, from the atomistic level to the macroscopic level through the life-time of the operating battery.

Research Topics

electrical energy storage, defects, charge transport, mesoscale science, materials and chemistry by design, mesostructured materials, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (predictive) 

Materials Studied

Materials: oxide, electrolytes

Interfaces: liquid/solid, solid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 2D, 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, neutron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, high-throughput screening methods, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), dynamical mean field theory (DMFT), monte carlo (MC), continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling


Partner Institutions

  • Binghamton University
  • Cambridge University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Michigan

BES Staff Contact

Craig Henderson