Center for Electrochemical Energy Science (CEES)

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Paul Fenter

Lead Institution

Argonne National Laboratory


2009-2020; Known as the Center for Electrical Energy Storage (CEES) from 2009 - 2014 


To create a robust fundamental understanding of the phenomena that control the reactivity of electrified oxide interfaces, films and materials relevant to lithium-ion battery chemistries.

Research Topics

electrical energy storage, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design,

Materials Studied

Materials: oxide, electrolytes

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

Nanostructured Materials: 1D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, surface science, high-throughput screening methods, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT)


Partner Institutions

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Northwestern University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

BES Staff Contact

Craig Henderson