Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES)


M. Stanley Whittingham

Lead Institution:

Stony Brook University


To understand how fundamental chemical reactions occur at electrodes and to use that knowledge to design new chemical energy storage systems.

Research Topics:

energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), defects, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials) 

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: metal, oxide
INTERFACES: organic/oxide, organic/metal, metal/oxide, liquid/solid, solid/solid
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 1D, 2D, 3D, nanocomposites

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy, surface science, neutron diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Binghamton University
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Michigan
  • Rutgers University
  • Stony Brook University

BES Staff Contact:

Craig Henderson
Last modified: 9/27/2013 9:24:22 AM