Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES)

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Gary Rubloff

Lead Institution

University of Maryland

Year Established



To reveal scientific insights and design principles that enable a next-generation electrical energy storage technology based on dense mesoscale architectures of multifunctional nanostructures.

Research Topics

catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), solar (fuels), phonons, photosynthesis (natural and artificial), bio-inspired, hydrogen and fuel cells, charge transport, spin dynamics, membrane, optics, mesostructured materials, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (atomic layer deposition), synthesis (scalable processing)

Materials Studied

Materials: semiconductor, metal, oxide, polymer, ceramic, cellulose, ionic liquid, porous

Interfaces: organic/semiconductor, organic/oxide, organic/metal, metal/semiconductor, metal/oxide, gas/solid, liquid/solid, solid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D, nanocomposites

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, lithography, surface science, neutron diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling, high-throughput screening methods 


Partner Institutions

  • Michigan State University
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Utah
  • Yale University

BES Staff Contact

Craig Henderson

Last modified: 1/5/2017 5:52:00 PM