Battery Materials and Manufacturing
Lithium-ion battery technology has brought about a revolution in portable energy storage, spurring the rapid growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market.
Matthew McDowell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair for Innovation in Materials Science and Metals Processing, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech
Monday, Feb 19
12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: Callaway/GTMI bldg.,
If you can’t join us in-person, Zoom link: https://gatech.zoom.us/j/97918374814?pwd=QTk5TDFDb25OeWd4L3JwU2RtbzcrUT09
Lithium-ion battery technology has brought about a revolution in portable energy storage, spurring the rapid growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market. This growth has focused attention on other urgent needs for electrified transportation, including long-range EVs, electric freight trucking, and electric aviation. Here, I will introduce my group’s research on new materials for high-energy batteries for electromobility. Our research is focused on developing and characterizing materials for solid-state batteries, high-performance lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries, and batteries for grid storage applications. In addition, battery manufacturing processes will be discussed, and I will provide thoughts on opportunities for university R&D at the intersection of battery materials and manufacturing.
Matthew McDowell is Associate Professor and Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair for Innovation in Materials Science and Metals Processing at Georgia Tech, with appointments in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Materials Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2013 and was a postdoc at Caltech from 2013 until 2015. McDowell has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Sloan Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, the ECS Battery Division Early Career Award, and Georgia Tech’s Outstanding Achievement in Early Career Research award. For more information, see https://mtmcdowell.gatech.edu.