Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES)

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Gary Rubloff

Lead Institution

University of Maryland




To reveal scientific insights and design principles that enable a next-generation electrical energy storage technology based on dense mesoscale architectures of multifunctional solid state nanostructures.

Research Topics

catalysis (heterogeneous), bio-inspired, electrical energy storage, defects, mechanical behavior, corrosion, charge transport, quantum information science, mesoscale science, materials and chemistry by design, mesostructured materials, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)

Materials Studied

Materials: semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, metal, oxide, polymer, ceramic, electrolytes, ionic liquid, porous

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

Nanostructured Materials: 0D, 1D, 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, near-field microscopy, surface science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), finite element methods, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling 


Partner Institutions

  • Michigan State University
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Utah

BES Staff Contact

Craig Henderson