NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES)



M. Stanley Whittingham

Lead Institution

Binghamton University

Year Established



To develop an understanding of how key electrode reactions occur in cathode materials for Li based batteries, and how they can be controlled to improve electrochemical performance, from the atomistic level to the macroscopic level through the life-time of the operating battery.

Research Topics

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

Materials Studied

Materials: oxide, ceramic, porous

Interfaces: organic/oxide, liquid/solid, solid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 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, neutron diffraction and scattering, neutron spectroscopy, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling, high-throughput screening methods


Partner Institutions

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Binghamton University
  • Cambridge University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University
  • University of California, Berkeley 
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of Illinois - Chicago
  • University of Michigan

BES Staff Contact

Craig Henderson

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