San Diego State University
Energy storage is the preeminent challenge facing the 21st century. Batteries are the key to enabling, potable power, electric vehicles, and a clean grid.
Fuel Cells are an essential part of the proposed hydrogen economy. The high efficiency of fuel cell devices make them a promising method for storing/generating energy.
Corrosion is a multi-billion dollar a year problem. Coatings and material modifications are essential for reducing waste and increasing productivity.
Interfacial design is a critical step in engineering solutions. To address these issues chemical and physical deposition strategies can be used.
Operando characterization platforms are an important method for determining the origins of failure and poor performance, enabling rational design strategies.
Dr. Kevin N. Wood is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department specializing in electrochemical energy storage devices.
Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (2020)