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Energy Conversions and Storage

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Energy Conversions and Storage

Research and development in energy conversion and storage are becoming increasingly important due to significant energy demand for economic and social development. Examples include fuel cells, supercapacitors, and batteries. The overarching theme of research in this area is focused on fundamental understanding and optimization of engineering processes in electrochemical devices such as batteries (Zawodzinski, Guo, Sangoro) and fuel cells (Zawodzinski, Counce, Paddison, Guo, Sangoro).



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Zawodzinski to Lead Department of Energy Fuel Cell Project

UT-ORNL Grovernor’s Chair Thomas Zawodzinski was selected by the Department of Energy to lead a new fuel cell project.

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The Counce Research Group: Testing at FIPR

Students and faculty from CBE recently got a chance to travel to FIPR to test a developmental process for rare earth recovery from an alternative source.

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Faculty Feature: Michael Kilbey

Michael Kilbey, professor of chemisty and chemical and biomolecular engineering, is working with UT and ORNL on polymeric materials.

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