Leadership

George Crabtree

George Crabtree, an Argonne National Laboratory Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow, is the Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research. As JCESR Director, Crabtree directs the overall strategy and goals of the research program and operational plan, acts as liaison to executives of JCESR partner organizations, and represents JCESR with external constituencies and advisory committees.

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Venkat Srinivasan

Venkat Srinivasan, JCESR Deputy Director, Research and Development, facilitates and integrates the center’s many research activities across the entire program and delivers the programs’ progress to the Executive Committee.

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Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh, Deputy Director, Operations is responsible for effectively managing the mission support needs of JCESR. This includes the responsibility for leading and managing teams across the JCESR partner set involving fiscal management, human/capital management, technology and resource allocation, major infrastructure planning, ESH & QA, program review/reporting, internal and external communications, and adherence to policies, procedures, directives and regulations.

Lynn Trahey

Lynn Trahey is a materials scientist in JCESR where she leads scientific integration efforts as Research Integration Officer. A staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory since 2010, Trahey’s research focuses on electrodeposition, anodization, and operando characterization of materials and interfaces for advanced secondary batteries.

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Fik Brushett

Fik Brushett is an Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has been involved in JCESR since its inception in varying roles, where he collaborated closely with the entire partner set. The focus of his work was both to establish rigorous materials design criteria for next-generation redox flow batteries and to develop appropriate testing platforms for novel redox chemistries.

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  • JCESR Spotlight: Bob Jin Kwon, A Postdoc with Passion and Perseverance

    Argonne recognizes Kwon’s contributions to battery science with the Postdoctoral Performance Award. Article authored by: Michael Matz, Argonne Associate Bob Jin Kwon likes a good challenge, particularly when it comes to developing completely new kinds of batteries. “Developing new battery technologies is very challenging,” said … Read More

  • JCESR Spotlight: Lily Robertson Recognized for Her Contributions to Battery Research

    Argonne’s Postdoctoral Performance Award recognizes scientific achievements, leadership, and collaboration. Article authored by: Michael Matz, Argonne Associate Since her early days growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Lily Robertson has always wanted to help make the world a better place. “For as … Read More

  • Understanding fluorine-free electrolytes via small-angle X-ray scattering

    We compare the solvation phenomenon of sodium tetraphenylborate (NaBPh4) salt dissolved in organic solvents of propylene carbonate (PC), 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME), acetonitrile (ACN) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) by SAXS/WAXS measurement and MD simulation. Read More

  • Navigating the Minefield of Battery Literature

    This is an invited perspective aiming to help researchers new to the field of battery research to circumvent certain recurring misconceptions and inaccuracies in the current battery literature. It covers the electrolyte ideality and practical situation in batteries, the difficulty in accurately determining ion transference … Read More

  • Quantifying Lithium Ion Exchange in Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) on Graphite Anode Surfaces

    By using Li isotopic labelling of SEIs and electrolytes followed by time-of-flight secondary-ion mass spectroscopy and solid-state NMR analyses, we found that the majority of Li+ “immobilized” in the chemical ingredients were exchanged after 1 SEI formation cycle. Ion exchange by diffusion based on concentration … Read More