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ENGG 199.1 - Advanced Electrochemical Energy Materials


Electrochemical energy materials and devices are playing a vital role in our technology driven society, and are in massive and rapidly growing demand for applications ranging from portable electronics to electric cars, and from grid-level energy storage to defense purposes. This course will give an introduction to the materials developments and characterizations in diverse electrochemical devices, with a focus on various electrode materials and technologies. Topics include, for example, basic principles of electrochemistry; introduction of a series of electrochemical energy storage devices; materials in emerging new battery technologies; photoelectrochemistry and photovoltaic devices. This course focuses on understanding materials science and challenges in modern electrochemical devices. For example, how to engineer the structures and properties of materials to maximize their electrochemical performances? How to characterize structures and compositions of electrochemical materials? The course also includes guest lectures to introduce a variety of energy materials for broad applications, such as solar and electrochemical sensing, toxicity and sustainability of energy materials


ENGS 24 or equivalent. (It is assumed that students do not have background in electrochemistry)


Location / Method
Term: Fall 2021
Time: 2A

MacLean 001


Weiyang Li