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Dr. Xuan Zhou, Kettering University, Gives CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on May 13

Kettering University Associate Professor Dr. Xuan Zhou will give the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, May 13 from 1:00pm - 1:50pm via ZOOM. Please join him for this intriguing seminar about energy storage systems.     

Time: Friday, May 13 from 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM EST

Location: Via ZOOM ,  download calendar file

Presenter: Dr. Xuan Zhou, Associate Professor, Kettering University  

Title: Energy Storage Systems - Li-ion Battery, Supercapacitor, Li-ion Capacitor

Abstract: Much of current research on improved Li-ion batteries focuses on synthesizing and investigating new electrode materials. However, most of the testing techniques used to assess the performance of these materials treat the battery as a black box, characterizing many of the performance parameters encountered outside the batteries, but not shedding a sufficient amount of light on the mechanisms inside the batteries that cause these external behaviors. Electrochemical testing was carried out on half-cells of different common cathode and anode materials used in Li-ion batteries. The results of these tests provide the information needed to simulate the performance of each of these materials in a pseudo-two-dimensional physics-based electrochemical model. Such a model is able to simulate the internal mass transport inside the battery, giving researchers more information about the properties and performance of these materials than could be obtained by the experimental testing of real cells alone. In addition, Supercapacitor, Li-ion Capacitor as relatively new emerging technology and the relevant research work will also be introduced.

Bio: Dr. Xuan Zhou is an associate professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kettering University, USA. Xuan Zhou received M.S. degree in Material Physics from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China 2005 and the Ph.D. degree from University of Michigan in Dearborn, MI in Automotive System Engineering in 2012. Xuan was a scientist at Csquared Innovations, Michigan. He has published more than 40 papers, authored one book chapter and holds two patents. He is active member of professional societies such as IEEE, SAE, ECS. His research interests include battery design and manufacturing, battery modeling and control on electric vehicles etc. Dr. Zhou was recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award and Outstanding New Research Award of Kettering University in 2020 and 2016 respectively.

Watch the recorded seminar

This seminar wraps up the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar Series for Spring 2022. Tune in again in August for the Fall 2022 Series.