Center for Science of Precision Multifunctional Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES)


Gary Rubloff

Lead Institution:

University of Maryland


To understand and build nano-structured electrode components as the foundation for new electrical energy storage technologies.

Research Topics:

bio-inspired, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), defects, charge transport, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: semiconductor, metal, oxide, polymer, ionic liquid
INTERFACES: organic/semiconductor, organic/oxide, organic/metal, gas/solid, liquid/solid, solid/solid
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D, nanocomposites

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, lithography, surface science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), quantum mechanics

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:

  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Florida
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • University of Maryland
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Yale University


BES Staff Contact:

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