Postdoctoral Position Available at Argonne National Laboratory

The NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) has been moved to Binghamton University. Please visit the website at


Better ways to store energy are critical to becoming more energy efficient. One of the keys to advances in energy storage lies in both finding novel materials and in understanding how current and new materials function. The Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) is an effort being led by Stony Brook University, and includes as partners Rutgers University, MIT, Binghamton University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of Michigan, and the University of California at San Diego. The Center will support basic research in the design of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries (LiBs), which requires both the development of new chemistries and the fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical processes that occur in these complex systems.

The mission of the Center is to identify the key atomic-scale processes which govern electrode function in rechargeable batteries, over a wide range of time and length scales, via the development and use of novel characterization and theoretical tools, and to use this information to identify and design new battery systems. Four thrust areas have been established, two cross-cutting (diagnostics and theory), and two systems (intercalation and conversion reactions), in order to achieve the Center's goals.


This website is based on research funded primarily by the EFRC program of the US Department of Energy (DOE) under Award Number DE-SC0001294 with additional support provided by the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR), and New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of DoE, NYSTAR, or NYSERDA.

July 2014

Honoring Young Authors
Best paper published in JES for electrochemical science by a young author. Of note about the latest set of Young Author Award winners is that the paper came from a journal focus issue. The Norman Hackerman Young Author Award goes to Rahul Malik and Aziz Abdellahi.