Centers

NERC

Non-equilibrium Energy Research Center (NERC)

Director(s):

Bartosz A. Grzybowski
 

Lead Institution:

Northwestern University
 

Mission:

To understand self-organization in dissipative, far-from-equilibrium systems and to use this knowledge to synthesize adaptive, reconfigurable materials for energy storage and transduction.
 

Research Topics:

catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), thermal conductivity, thermoelectric, bio-inspired, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), superconductivity, mechanical behavior, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly) 
 

Materials Studied:


MATERIALS: metal, polymer
 
INTERFACES: organic/metal, liquid/solid
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, lithography, surface science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling, next generation optimization methods, extreme scale computing
 

 NERC Map

Partner Institutions:


  • Harvard University
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Michigan
  • Northwestern University
  • Pennsylvania State University



 

 



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