Lauren Marbella

Core Faculty

We make new materials and develop new in situ/operando characterization tools to optimize and understand a variety of electrochemical energy devices, including Li-ion batteries, all-solid-state batteries, and aqueous batteries. We focus on using NMR/MRI to provide molecular-level insight into the amorphous/disordered phases, interfacial phenomena, and dynamic processes that arise during electrochemical cycling. Uniquely, NMR/MRI measurements can be performed as the device is operating, allowing us to correlate atomic-scale processes, such as structural transformations and ionic transport, with battery performance.

Research areas in CEEC: Batteries for electric vehicles, grid-level storage, flexible batteries, interfacial phenomena