• 2017 EFRC HUB CMS Washington DC

  • Our Entry in the EFRC Podcast Contest Won the People's Choice Award!

    Congratulations to our very own Chuck Martin (UFL) and his band performing an original song, "Big Things, Small Packages". Also thanks to Martha Heil and Elizabeth Lathrop for working on the concept and artwork.

    You can view the other entries here.

  • Conformal Thin-Film Solid Electrolyte Synthesis Enabled by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)

  • Mitigating Degradation with Nanoscale Precision: Ultrathin ALD LiPON for Electrode Protection Layers

  • Thin Film Solid State Battery Enables Analog Memory for Neuromorphic Computing

  • Quantifying irreversible structural & chemical evolution in dynamic lithiation/delithiation processes

  • Signature of stress-assisted Li+ diffusion for solid-state batteries

  • A new synthesis process for Li+ conductive thin film ionogels

  • Nature-designed carbonized-wood scaffold for reversible Li+ cycling

  • Surface coating design to stabilize nanostructured Si electrode during lithiation


Under Pressure

NEES PI Qi named MSU Engineering’s Associate Dean for Inclusion and Diversity

Prof. Sang Bok Lee appointed director of Maryland NanoCenter

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What is NEES?

The Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES) EFRC is a multi-institutional research center, one of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers established by the US Department of Energy in 2009. The group's focus is developing highly ordered nanostructures that offer a unique testbed for investigating the underpinnings of storing electrical energy.

The center studies structures that are precise - each at the scale of tens to hundreds of nanometers and ordered in massive arrays - and that are multifunctional - able to conduct electrons, diffuse and store lithium ions, and form a stable mechanical base. The scale and control of experimentation gives NEES researchers an exclusive gateway to probing fundamental kinetic, thermodynamic, and electrochemical processes.