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Peng Bai

Assistant Professor, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

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Professor Bai’s research focuses on the development of next-generation batteries. The Battery Analytical Investigation (BAI) Group he leads adopts a combined theoretical and experimental approach to:

  • Probe the in situ electrochemical dynamics of miniature electrodes down to nanoscales;
  • Capture the heterogeneous and stochastic nature of advanced electrodes to understand and optimize the macroscopic behavior; and
  • Identify the theoretical pathways and boundaries for the rational design of materials, electrodes and batteries through physics-based mathematical modeling and simulation.

Knowledge and tools developed in the BAI Group also apply to and benefit the design of other electrochemical energy system, including supercapacitors and fuel cells.