His research program explores the use of nanostructured material architectures for solar energy conversion. From 1996 to 2006, he was a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York investigating using polymer self-assembly for fabrication of high-performance semiconductor electronics. During his career, he has also performed experimental research in low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy, single-electron tunneling devices, superconductivity in metal nanoparticles, nanocrystal-based electronic devices, and ferroelectric non-volatile memories. He earned his doctorate in physics from Harvard University and bachelor’s in physics and mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
His research group and he have developed novel in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy technique to study cathode and anode materials for batteries using synchrotron radiation. Through publications and presentations, the outstanding results obtained by the group have attracted great attention from both academic and industry communities. His collaborators include the Osaka National Research Institute and Fuji Chemical Co. in Japan, the University Bordeaux in France, the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, Argonne National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, General Motors, and Dow Chemical Inc. He received a doctorate in physics from University of Florida.
His research focuses on using transmission electron microscopy technique to study the structure-property relationship of the electrode materials for secondary batteries, as well as the interracial coupling of functional oxide compounds, and the metallic nano-materials for catalysis applications. He is an expert of the analytical and in situ-electron microscopy. Since joining Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2008, he has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal papers. He obtained his doctorate in physics from Nan Jing University, China.
David Bock is an Assistant Scientist in the Energy Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). He first joined BNL as a postdoctoral research associate in 2015 after graduating from Stony Brook University. His main research interests are in energy storage applications, including development of primary lithium batteries as well as Lithium-ion technology. Much of his research focuses on using X-ray characterization techniques, including X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray diffraction, to provide mechanistic insight into electrochemical behavior.
Her research interests focus on investigation of electroactive materials and their mechanisms in energy storage devices. She is a member of National Academy of Engineering and received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, is a Charter Member of the National Academy of Innovation and holds more than 150 patents. She received the E. V Murphree Award and Astellas Award from the American Chemical Society and the Electrochemical Society Battery Division Technology award. She is a fellow of the Electrochemical Society and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in chemisty at the Ohio State University.
His research revolves around the study of solid surfaces with focus in experimental model systems for heterogeneous catalysts. Specifically, he pioneered the development of surface science models for zeolites, the most used catalysts in the industry, while working at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society in Berlin, Germany. His current research at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials focuses on experimental models for zeolites and other catalysts aiming at elucidating the reaction mechanisms for catalytic processes of importance for energy transformations. At Brookhaven National Laboratory, he is in charge of the Ambient Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy endstation, in partnership with the National Synchrotron Light Source II. He received his bachelor’s in chemistry from University of San Luis, Argentina, and doctorate in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, followed by postdoctoral research at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society under the auspices of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
His research explores novel approaches for rational fabrication of designed nanoscale architectures through self-assembly. He developed methods for creating crystalline and cluster structures based on a programmable assembly of DNA-encoded, nano-objects. His interests include structural aspects of soft matter at nanoscale and at the interfaces, material transformation under environmental factors, and use of novel designed nanomaterials for optical, biomedical, and energy harvesting applications. He received a doctorate in physics from Bar-Ilal University (Israel) and performed his postdoctoral work at Harvard University.
He studies microscopic and macroscopic properties of complex and nano-structured materials with a view to basic science understanding and developing their application in energy related technologies. His current research ranges from basic physics and material science studies to the applications of superconducting materials and thermoelectrics. His fundamental science work has seen practical application in the superconducting wires and switches being developed for use in the electricity transmission, grid protection, and in thermoelectric power generators now being developed for vehicle waste heat recovery. He is an elected fellow of American Physical Society. He received his doctorate in physics from Iowa State University.
He has more than 25 years of experience in X-ray powder diffraction. His research focuses on in-situ and high-resolution structural studies on a variety of materials, including polycrystalline thin films, carbon nanotubes, zeolitic catalysts, organic molecular compounds, battery materials, organic-inorganic hybrids and ancient materials. His expertise includes X-ray detectors, diffraction software, and beamline optics hardware. Prior to joining Brookhaven National Laboratory, he worked at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF-France) on developing the benchmark High Resolution Powder Diffraction beamline. He received both his master’s degree in hard condensed matter physics and crystallography and doctorate in radiation physics from the University of Paris.
Her expertise includes photovoltaic (PV) system performance evaluation and module reliability analysis risk analysis, photovoltaic performance and degradation, energy efficiency, technical supervision of the installation of utility-scale PV research plants, and supervision of the activities for a new PV module testing laboratory. She has developed a probabilistic risk analysis study to assess technical, occupational, and environmental risks for the manufacturing process of crystalline silicon PV cells. Her current research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of failures of PV modules with the support of the X-ray material analysis capabilities offered by the National Synchrotron Light Source. Her expertise in PV started in 2003 working with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in close contact with technical analysis and the normative context of PV module qualification. She has a master’s degree in electric engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and doctorate in energy risk and safety from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
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