- Seongbeom Lee has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Seongbeom!!
- Caitlin Parke won Best Poster and Runner-up in the Student Pitch Contest at the 2019 Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) Symposium.
- Our paper #66 on data science approaches for electrochemcial engineers has been reported by ECS. The article is also available on Venkat Subramanian's Linkedin. Check out the paper here.
- Linnette Teo has joined the group for her PhD. Welcome, Linnette!!
- Our paper #64 on benefit analysis of graded electrode in lithium-ion batteries has been reported by ECS. Check out the paper here. The free code based on the optimization method reported in this paper can be found here.
- Akshay Subramaniam has joined the group for his PhD. Welcome, Akshay!!
- Neal Dawson-Elli and Caitlin Parke have received the Clean Energy Institute (CEI) Graduate Fellowship award for the year 2017-18. Congratulations Neal and Caitlin!!
- Our paper #60 on stand-alone PV-battery mircrogrids has been reported by ECS, Newswise, and R&DMag. The paper received 949 full-text downloads and ranked #9 as the most-read articles for March 2017. Check out here.
- MAPLE group received $1.4M as an ARPA-E plus up project. Our BMS is relevant for EV, grid and mobile applications. Our current goal is to double the life and reduce the charging time by 50%.
- Caitlin Parke has joined the group for her PhD. Mengdi Fan has jointed for her master's research. Welcome, Caitlin and Mengdi!!
- Yanbo Qi and Jerry Sung-Yuan Chen have received the Clean Energy Institute (CEI) Graduate Fellowship award for the year 2016-17. Congratulations Yanbo and Jerry!!
- Dr. Venkat Subramanian presented his ARPA-E project in a Congressional Showcase during the Energy Innovation Summit in Washington D.C.. This is a distinguished honor, as out of the several hundred ARPA-E projects, his was one of only six in the nation to be invited (Link)
- Matthew Lawder graduated with his PhD from WUSTL and joined 1010data, a Data Analytics firm in New York City. Congratulations Matt!!
- Jerry Sung-Yuan Chen and Neal Dawson-Elli have joined the group for their PhDs. Taejin Jang has jointed for his master's research. Welcome, Jerry, Neal and Taejin!!
- Mattew Lawder has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Matt!!
- Bharatkumar Suthar graduated with his PhD from WUSTL and joined professor Paul Kohl's lab at GeogiaTech as a postdoc. Congratulations Bharat!!
- Suryanarayana Kolluri has joined the groupas a postdoctoral research associate. Surya has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay, India. Welcome to the group Surya!
- Chintan Pathak has joined the groupas a research scientist. Chintan has a M.Tech in Engineering from RGPV, India. Welcome to the group Chintan!
- Dr. Venkat Subramanian and his team have developed a new robust approach to solving battery models, reported by Green Car Congress (Link)
- Bharatkumar Suthar has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Bharat!!
- Dr. Subramanian has been named as Washington Research Foundation Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Clean Energy.
- Yanbo Qi has joined the M.A.P.L.E. group for her PhD. She is jointly advised by Prof. Dan Schwartz. Welcome, Yanbo!!
- Manan Pathak has received Clean Energy Institute (CEI) Graduate Fellowship award for the year 2014-15. Congratulations Manan!!
- Zach Hembree, an undergraduate student who did research in our lab, joins Ballas Energy to develop thick electrodes for Lithium-ion batteries. Congratulations Zach!!
- Dr. Venkat Subramanian has accepted an associate professor position (with tenure) in the department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington (UW), Seattle. He will be moving to Seattle the end of this month. He will also be an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at UW, associate researcher of the Clean Energy Institute and will also hold dual appointment with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
- Nathan Selling graduates with his master's degree in ESE and begins work at Boeing in St. Louis. Congratulations Nathan!!
- Dr. Paul Northrop wins the Electrochemical Society Industrial Electrochemistry & Electrochemical Engineering Division Student Achievement Award for 2014.
- Matthew Lawder wins the inaugural 5K Energy Run-For-Fun at the 225th ECS Meeting in Orlando, FL with a time of 14:12.
- Monika Tiwari joins as an undergraduate researcher from IIT Bombay. Welcome to the M.A.P.L.E. group Monika.
- Professor Kishalay Mitra (from IIT Hyderabad) returns to the group as a visiting professor.
- Our paper on Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and Battery Management System (BMS) for grid-scale applications is online. Check http://depts.washington.edu/maple/publications_new.html, #50.
- Our paper on the role of efficient simulation for electric transportation is online. Check http://depts.washington.edu/publications_new.html, #51.
- Paul Northrop has successfully defended his PhD thesis and will start as a process engineer at CFDRC Hunstillve, Alabama. Congratulations Paul!!
- Gigaom published an article on the upcoming battery boom and a recent ARPA-E Summit featuring the M.A.P.L.E. Lab. Checkhttp://gigaom.com/2014/03/05/the-coming-battery-boom-will-need-better-software-sensors-data/.
- Our most recent paper on a theoretical analysis of Lithium Intercalculation in Core-Shell Materials is available online. Check http://depts.washington.edu/publications_new.html, #49.
- Dr. Subramanian gave a talk titled "Role of chemical engineering, robust algorithms and computing in improving the efficiency and reliability of electric transportation and renewable microgrids" at a meeting of Washington University's Net Impact.
- Dr. Dayaram Sonawane joins the M.A.P.L.E. group as a postdoctoral research associate. Dayaram has a PhD in Engineering from University of Pune, India. Welcome to the M.A.P.L.E. group Dayaram.
- Rachel Fenton joins the M.A.P.L.E. group as an undergraduate reasearcher. Rachel is a sophomore Chemical Engineering and Systems Science & Engineering major at Washington University. Welcome to the M.A.P.L.E. group Rachel.
- Our most recent paper on optimal control of intercalation electrodes for batteries is online. This paper for the first time in the literature shows that stress generation inside graphite, silicon or any material can be controlled in-real time by manipulating the charging protocol. Check http://depts.washington.edu/publications_new.html, #48. This paper is important for any one who is developing new materials for batteries.
- We have released a code for this paper. Check the models/codes section for more information.
- GreenCarCongress published a story on the same model and code. Check http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/12/20131212-wustl.html
- Special thanks to Beth Miller (WUSTL SEAS) on her article for this same paper and code on Washington University's School of Engineering webpage. Check http://engineering.wustl.edu/newsstory.aspx?news=7524
- ScienceDaily, PhysOrg, and EETimes built on this article. Check ScienceDaily, PhysOrg, and EETimes.
- Special thanks to Dean Sigler of CAFE Foundation on his article for this same paper and code. Check http://blog.cafefoundation.org/?p=8599.
- Dr. Subramanian gave an invited talk titled "Battery Tech: From Flashlights to Teslas and Beyond" at Washington University's Science on Tap Series hosted by Schlafly Bottleworks. Check http://scienceontap.wustl.edu/.
- Seongbeom Lee and Manan Pathak join the group for their PhD. Welcome, Seongbeom and Manan.
- Dr. Subramanian gave an invited talk for the NSF sponsored workshop at IPAM, UCLA. The talk was titled "Mathematics in the Driver's seat". Bharat Suthar received a travel grant to attend this workshop. In addition, Matt Lawder presented a poster on "Modeling, simulation and control of electrochemical storage systems for the electric grid".
- Dr. Thiagarajan Soundappan is announced as the 2013 Fondazione Oronzio e Niccolò De Nora Fellowship winner. Only 2 such awards are given worldwide per year. Congratulations Thiagu! Thiagu's project is titled " Towards high performance non-aqueous redox flow batteries".
- Professor Subramanian receives "Certificate of Excellence for Reviewing" from the Computers & Chemical Engineering Journal.
- Seongbeom Lee joins the group for research rotation as a first year PhD student.
- Dr. Venkatasailanathan Ramadesigan has received his PhD from our lab and he will begin his faculty position at IIT Bombay starting October 2013. Congratulations Sailanathan!
- Nathan Selling and Pierre Urisanga (both from ESE) join the group for their PhD. Welcome, Nathan and Pierre.
- Professor Subramanian commented on battery safety for a news article for Industrial Minerals.
- Our most recent paper on efficient reformulation of electrochemical-stress coupled models is online. This paper for the first time in the literature shows that stress generation inside graphite, silicon or any material can be predicted in real-time (less than 1 second to predict the the entire stress-response with time). Check http://www.depts.washington.edu/publications_new.html, publication #47.
- Click here for a recent brochure on our group's research. Special thanks to Matt Lawder, group members and Brook Haley (WUSTL SEAS).
- Dr. Mayandi Ramanathan joins the M.A.P.L.E. group as a postdoctoral research associate. Mayandi has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from IIT Chicago. Welcome to the M.A.P.L.E. group Mayandi.
- Derek Rife joins the M.A.P.L.E. group for pursuing his Ph.D. Derek has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from UMSL/WUSTL. Welcome to the M.A.P.L.E. group Derek.
- MAPLE group receives a 2 year $264,434 grant from Sun Edision for "Electrochemical analysis and optimization of multivalent electrolytes for grid scale energy storage".
- Dr. Thiagarajan Soundappan (Thiagu) joins the M.A.P.L.E. group as a postdoctoral research associate. Thiagu has a PhD in Engineering from the National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan. Welcome to the M.A.P.L.E. group Thiagu.
- Chris Oxford and Derek Rife join the group for research rotation as first year PhD students.
- MAPLE group's ARPA-E grant was mentioned in NREL's website.
- Professor Subramanian discussed lithium-ion battery safety in Discovery News.
- MAPLE group attended the MAGEEP symposium in Mumbai (Bombay). The video made by Matt Lawder, Paul Northrop and Venkat Ramadesigan won the second place in the video competition.
- MAPLE group moves to Green Hall Room 3003 (September 19, 2012).
- Dr. Subramanian receives Washington University's interdisciplinary seed grant in collaboration with Dr. Mikhail Berezin. The project is titled "Imaging of Anti-Cancer Drug Distribution in Tissues Using Electrical Impedance Tomography". Click here for more information.
- Our proposal to DOE - ARPA-E (AMPED program) titled "Optimal Operation and Management of Batteries Based on Real Time Predictive Modeling and Adaptive Battery Management Techniques" is selected for funding for a total of $2 Million. Check ARPA-E website for information. Additional information about this award and project will follow in next few weeks. As of now, the team includes NREL.
- Article from WUSTL newsroom.
- Article in St. Louis business journal. (Also check this week's print edition)
- See the notification letter from the DOE ARPA-E's Principal Deputy Director. [pdf]
- MAPLE group receives New Directions Grant ($100,000 for a period of two years) from the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund. The project is titled "Elucidating competing transport and kinetic mechanisms for understanding material durability of carbon felt electrodes". Special thanks to Professor Savinell for getting us started on flow batteries.
- Graduate students BharatKumar Suthar and Matthew Lawder join the M.A.P.L.E. group for pursuing their Ph.D. Bharat has a B.Tech in chemical engineering from IIT, Bombay, India and Matt (co-advised by Dr. Biswas) has a B.S. in physics from Butler University, IN. Welcome to the M.A.P.L.E. group Bharat and Matt.
- Marisa Haire (Illinois Insitute of Technology, Chicago, funded by NSF) and Akanksha Jagwani (Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, funded by MAGEEP) join the group for summer REU
- Dr. Subramanian is granted tenure by the Board of Trustees, at Washington University in St. Louis, news item here.
- Dr. Subramanian gave a seminar on "Towards optimal design and use of Lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles" at Case Western Reserve University.
- Green Car Congress reports about our current project here.
- Dr. Subramanian recently signed a contract with Hyundai Motor Company (HMC, Korea) for $100,000 to enable robust control of lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications. Click here for more details.
- Our critial review on "Modeling and Simulation of Lithium-ion Batterires from a Systems Engineering Perspective" is published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (Publication #41 in the website).
- Graduate students Matthew Lawder and Alireza Faghaninia join the M.A.P.L.E. group for research rotation for Spring 2012.
- Our work on efficient simulation of physics based Lithium-ion battery models was mentioned during a recent webinar hosted by SAE International. In particular, reformulation approach based on spectral methods developed by the group was highlighted. [http://www.maplesoft.com/lp/maplesim/sae/]. This event was attended by 600 members including many automative industries.
- Paul Northrop's first paper as a first author is published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (Publication # 40 in the website). Congratulations Paul!
- Dr. Subramanian is elected as the Senior Vice Chair for the Electrochemical Fundamentals (Area 1e) group in AICHE.
- Graduate student Bharatkumar Suthar joins the M.A.P.L.E. group for research rotation for Fall 2011.
- MAPLE group receives STTR Phase I grant from CFD Research Corporation for modeling phase change materials in lithium-ion batteries.
- Andrew Crothers joins the M.A.P.L.E. group for his summer REU program. He is currently a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
- Shruti Jain joins the M.A.P.L.E. group for her summer internship. She is currently a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering at IIT Gandhinagar, India.
- Graduate student Sumitava De joins Applied Materials, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) for a research internship, for the summer and fall semesters.
- Dr. Nurul A. Choudhury joins the M.A.P.L.E. group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Dr. Choudhury has his PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India.
- Graduate student Yujian Sun joins the M.A.P.L.E. group for research rotation for Spring 2011.
- Graduate student Venkat Ramadesigan wins the Electrochemical Society Industrial Electrochemistry & Electrochemical Engineering Division H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award for 2011.
- Jeenam Jindal joins the M.A.P.L.E. group for her summer internship. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at IIT Gandhinagar, India.
- REU Student Nevin Watkins joins the M.A.P.L.E. group for his summer research. Nevin is currently a Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering at WU.
- Graduate students Sumitava De and Paul Northrop join the M.A.P.L.E. group for pursuing their Ph.D. Sumitava has a bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and Paul has a B.S. from Washington University, St. Louis. Welcome to the M.A.P.L.E. group Sumitava and Paul.
- Dr. Subramanian (PI) and Dr. Biswas (co-PI) receive a 3-year NSF Award for REU site titled "Energy Research with Global Reach." [Award information]
- Dr. Subramanian receives 2010 International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) research grants for innovative and collaborative research in the broad areas of energy and sustainability from WU.
- Graduate student Sumitava De joins the M.A.P.L.E. group for research rotation for Spring 2010.
- Nancy A. Burns (REU Student at TTU), wins first prize in Student Poster Competetion in the AIChE Annual Meeting and National Student Conference held at Nashville, TN.[poster]
- M.A.P.L.E. group moves to WashU from TTU. Dr. Subramanian joins as Associate Professor at WashU in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering.
- Graduate student Eru Kyeyune-Nyombi joins the M.A.P.L.E. group for research rotation for Fall 2009.