Electrochemical materials and its application to energy storage and conversion devices, such as batteries and fuel cells are a rapidly growing field, particularly for portable technologies and electric and hybrid vehicles. This course will deliver an introduction to basic electrochemistry, principles of electrochemical devices, electroactive materials used in such systems, and case studies of batteries and fuel cells. Theoretical and practical aspects of battery fabrication will be conveyed, while placing an emphasis on the integration of electrochemical principles and materials science for rechargeable battery technology. An introduction of the simulation software used by the battery industry will be presented. Current trends and directions of the field of battery technology will also be outlined.
Many thanks to NSF grant CMMI 0856491 for the ongoing support.