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.
Study on the electrochemical performance and properties of lithiated silicon anode films made via Si sputtering and Li evaporation.Learn More5/7/2019
US and international patent on improving Li metal anodes through a specialized electrochemical treatment processLearn More5/2/2019
LiSiyOx is thought to be an important component of the SEI in Si anode batteries. This paper analyses LiSiyOx film properties made via co-sputteringLearn More10/15/2018
A methodology for how to accurately decompose XPS spectra in order to understand interfacial behavior in batteries.Learn More8/13/2018
Developed a novel characterization platform help design safe, highly conductive next generation battery electrolytes.Learn More6/27/2018
Study on the viability of ZNT as a new Earth abundant adsorber for photovoltaic applications.Learn More1/8/2018
Developed a method for converting a renewable bio-mass feedstock into a common chemical used in everyday life.Learn More8/21/2017
Developed a way to make ultra-thin layers of a popular battery solid electrolyte. This could improve interfacial performance or manufacturability.Learn More4/14/2017
A perspective on the future of Li metal anodes of advanced next generation battery systems.Learn More2/16/2017
This study is the second part (2/2) of understanding how voltage profiles can be be used to design next generation Li metal anode batteries.Learn More3/23/2017
The first part of two studies that utilize optical video microscopy to understand how the voltage response of a battery can be used to understand what is happening inside a battery during operation.Learn More10/14/2016
A synchrotron based study aimed at understanding why nitrogen modified carbons improve fuel cell catalyst durability.Learn More4/7/2016
Using atomic layer deposition to prevent corrosion during cycling of Li metal anode batteries.Learn More9/11/2015
A study on using atomic layer deposition to create hierarchical interfaces that can be used prevent corrosion, increase catalytic activity, or increase active surface area of materials.Learn More6/19/2015
A study showing how nitrogen modification of the carbon on which fuel catalysts are deposited, can be used in alkaline based fuel cells.Learn More6/4/2015
A full fuel cell level study on how our modification of the best commercially available catalyst drastically improve performance.Learn More6/2/2014
A small scale study on how our modification of the best commercially available catalyst drastically improve performance.Learn More2/15/2014
Review paper on how nitrogen modification of carbon based materials has been used to improve energy storage devices.Learn More1/28/2014
A study on how using a high voltage initial treatment of a full cell can improve device performance.Learn More1/1/2014
Study on how nitrogen modification of a standard carbon powder can improve fuel cell performance.Learn More2/12/2013
A full fuel cell level study demonstrating how nitrogen modification of carbon supported catalysts improve lifetime and performance of these devices.Learn More9/18/2012
A novel operando characterization study demonstrating that nitrogen doping of carbon catalyst supports improves fuel cell catalyst by preventing dissolution and coalescence of catalyst nanoparticles.Learn More7/1/2012
Initial investigation of how different dopants on carbon supported Pt/Ru catalysts effect fuel cell performance.Learn More12/12/2012
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)