Recent Research

A metallic baptismal

Al is a notoriously difficult metal to ionically strip and electroplate, but not impossible.

Read all about it:
'A rechargeable Al-metal aqueous battery using NaMnHCF as cathode: Investigating the role of coated-Al anode treatments for superior battery cycling performance' published in ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 9, 8627–8635

A molecular dance

The dynamic H-bond interactions between ethanol, water and alkali-metal ions can be exploited to advance sodium-ion battery longevity.

Read all about it:
'Hydrogen-Bonding Interactions in Hybrid Aqueous/Nonaqueous Electrolytes Enable Low-Cost and Long-Lifespan Sodium-Ion Storage' published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 20, 22862–22872

An unexpected aid for the war effort against E-wastes

Orange peel is surprisingly a superior lixiviant alternative for heavy metal extraction than caustic chemicals.

Read all about it:
Repurposing of Fruit Peel Waste as a Green Reductant for Recycling of Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries’ published in Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54 (15), 9681-9692

Our forte

Materials Synthesis

Through smart chemistry, we are able to control the elemental composition, particle size and morphologies of our produced materials.

Device Fabrication

We investigate a wide variety of encapsulation techniques for our batteries:  opencells, coincells, pouchcells and cylindrical cells, among others. 

Electrochemical Studies

We measure the electrochemical response of our materials from nanoampere perturbations all the way to ampere level stress tests.


We develop methods to upcycle used batteries and electronics components, to support our ecology and reduce landfills.

Research Statement

We focus on future energy storage technologies
for expediting a sustainable clean energy landscape.



Enhance the performance of existing energy storage devices such as lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors with the help of multifunctional nanoscale materials



To develop next generation energy storage technologies including aqueous, multivalent (Zn/Al), lithium-air, solid-state and fluoride batteries



Nano-electrode inks and large-format cells for heavy-duty applications



Recycling strategies for batteries