CHBE Seminar: Dr. Partha Mukherjee, Energy and Transport Sci. Lab, Purdue University
Friday, September 30, 2022
Room 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
301 405 1935
Solid-state lithium metal batteries promise to deliver higher energy and power densities including enhanced safety, as compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries. This is, however, predicated upon overcoming fundamental challenges including interface evolution, chemo-mechanics, and reaction-transport interaction. The presence of myriad heterogeneities alters the mechanistic response including thermo-electrochemical dynamics and failure onset. In this seminar, the implications of plating-stripping asymmetry, crosstalk and heterogeneity at the solid/solid interfaces, and their critical influence on the underlying electrochemical signature will be examined. The role of underlying mechanisms including thermo-electrochemical-mechanics interplay will be discussed for an exemplar solid-state battery with an inorganic solid electrolyte.
Partha P. Mukherjee is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and University Faculty Scholar at Purdue University. His prior appointments include Assistant Professor and Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University (2012-2017), Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2009-2011), Director’s Research Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (2008-2009), and Engineer at Fluent India (subsidiary of Fluent Inc., currently Ansys Inc., 1999-2003). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2007. His awards include Scialog Fellow’s distinction for advanced energy storage, University Faculty Scholar and Faculty Excellence for Early Career Research awards from Purdue University, Young Faculty Fellow and Dean of Engineering Research Excellence awards from Texas A&M University, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Young Leaders Award, invited presentations at the Gordon Research Conference – Batteries and the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) – Trieste, Italy, to name a few. His research interests are focused on mesoscale physics and stochastics of transport, chemistry, and materials interactions, including an emphasis in the broad spectrum of energy storage and conversion.