PI: William Chueh, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
co-PI: Robert Waymouth, Department of Chemistry
This project brings together an electrochemist and an organic chemistry to develop a new class of grid-scale flow batteries. The work is based on organometallic electrochemistry and has the potential to dramatically lower costs and increase energy density compared to current chemistries. These batteries use ultra-low cost active materials, have high energy density, can operate at ambient temperature (operating temperature range between 100C-800C), and have a chemistry that can be tailored for safety.