Urban receives $480k NSF award to study computational high-temperature chemistry

March 05, 2020

Recycling of transition metals from spent batteries and fuel cells typically involves high-temperature processes, the optimization of which is expensive and requires specialized reactors.  This two-year NSF project with a total budget of ~$1.4M aims at laying the foundation for the computational prediction of chemical and electrochemical reactions at high temperatures.  Together with collaborators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Minnesota, Urban's group will develop a machine-learning approach for the prediction of high-temperature phase diagrams.

Read more: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1940290

CEEC core faculty Alex Urban