Energy Storage and Materials Simulation Lab

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Professional Education/Distance learning

Introduction to Electrical Energy Storage. Part of the Certificate for Emerging Automotive Technologies. More information available here.

Campus courses

  1. Fall 2009: ME 599 -- “Atomistic Computer Modeling of Materials.” For more information see the course flyer. 

  1. Winter 2010: ME 499/599 -- “Vehicle Electrification (Part B): Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.” Part of a DOE award for Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program course development. For more information see: here, here, and here.  

  1. Fall 2010, 2011 & Winter 2013: ME 235 -- “Thermodynamics I

  1. Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2009: ME 499/599 -- “Atomistic Computer Modeling of Materials.” For more information see the Course flyer.


MconneX is a “BrownBag Learning Experience” for lay audiences produced by the UM College of Engineering. During the summer of 2012 I created a series of brief videos for MconneX on the topic of energy storage for electric vehicles. Links to the individual YouTube segments are below.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Why Electric Vehicles?

Chapter 3: Challenges

Chapter 4: Battery Fundamentals

Chapter 5: Li-ion Batteries 101

Chapter 6: Power vs. Energy

Chapter 7: Battery Degradation

Chapter 8: Techniques for Battery R&D

Chapter 9: Batteries of the Future

Kavli Frontiers of Science

In April of 2013 I served as the Introductory Speaker for a session on Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion at the Indo-American Frontiers of Science Symposium, in Agra, India. A video of my lecture is available by clicking on the image to the right.