The application of advanced technologies in manufacturing such as 3-D printing, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things (IoT) are contributing to high-throughput, autonomous, and resilent manufacturing. We are interested in the synergism between the IoT and manufacturing processes as byproduct for for innovation and design.
Understanding multi-component colloidal inks is fundamental and broadly relevant to manufacturing electronics, engineered tissue scaffolds, batteries, optics, and novel layered composite materials. Furthermore, the ability to control the viscoelastic response of an ink will enable advanced engineering machines and equipment that can process colloids into unique new materials systems with tailored materials properties.
Electrical energy storage is the driving energy form in portable electronics, and has emerged in applications such as grid energy storage and vehicle applications. For accelerated adoption and implementation of battery systems, durability and safety issues must be addressed in an array of working environments. Our group works on solid Li+ and Na+ conducting electrolytes that eliminate the need for costly and toxic electrolytes. Our research examines methods for processing these electrolytes using scalable practices.