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We are interested in developing novel materials and systems for energy storage and conversion applications; new anode and cathode materials for Li rechargeable batteries, All-solid-state Li rechargeable battery, Li-Air battery, and Li-Liquid battery.

Nina Mahootcheian Asl, Seong Shen Cheah, Jason Salim, Youngsik Kim, "Li-Liquid Battery: Harvesting Li from Waste Li-ion Batteries and Discharging with Water," RSC Advances, 2 (2012) 6094-6100.

Recent News
Congratulations to Jason Salim. Paper entitled "Perovskite SCCO Loaded with Copper Nanoparticle as a Bifunctional Catalyst for Lithium-Air Batteries" has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry.

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Congratulations to Wen Chao Lee and Nina Mahootcheian. Paper entitled "Reversible NaVS2 (de)intercalation cathode for Na-ion batteries" has been accepted by ECS Electrochemistry Letters.







Congratulations to Nina Mahootcheian and Josh Keith. Paper entitled "Inorganic Solid/Organic Liquid Hybrid Electrolyte for Use in Li-ion Battery" has been accepted by Electrochemica Acta.

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Recent News

Congratulations to Jason Salim. Paper entitled "Perovskite SCCO Loaded with Copper Nanoparticle as a Bifunctional Catalyst for Lithium-Air Batteries" has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry.

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Congratulations to Wen Chao Lee and Nina Mahootcheian. Paper entitled "Reversible NaVS2 (de)intercalation cathode for Na-ion batteries" has been accepted by ECS Electrochemistry Letters.







Congratulations to Nina Mahootcheian and Josh Keith. Paper entitled "Inorganic Solid/Organic Liquid Hybrid Electrolyte for Use in Li-ion Battery" has been accepted by Electrochemica Acta.

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The summer 2012 MURI team has successfully accomplished its research project "Synthesis and Electrochemical Study of Sulfides as the Large Capacity Cathode for Na-Ion Battery" and presented a poster at IUPUI Center for Research and Learning Poster Symposium.
Congratulations to MURI members: Adeboye Alan, Jason Salim, Seong Shen Cheah, Upeksha Mahanama and Wen Chao Lee

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Dr. Kim just presented a poster presentation at The 16th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries at Jeju, South Korea.

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Our paper entitled "Effects of aqueous electrolytes on the voltage behaviors of rechargeable Li-air batteries" is the fourth most downloaded paper in Electrochimica Acta. Congratulations to Hui, Wei, Nina and Jason.

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Congratulations to Nina, Seong Shen and Jason! Paper entitled "Lithium-Liquid battery: harvesting lithium from waste Li-ion batteries and discharging with water" has been accepted and ready for publication in RSC Advances.

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The Academic Year 2011 - 2012 MURI team has successfully accomplished its research project "Aqueous Solutions for Li-Liquid Battery" and presented a poster at IUPUI Research Day 2012
Congratulations to MURI members: Ana Cavazos, Jason Salim, Luke Mosier, Seong Shen Cheah and Wen Chao Lee

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Congratulations to Jason Salim to be named one of 2012 IUPUI Top 100 Most Outstanding Students. Dinner banquet was held on JW Mariott Downtown Indianapolis on Friday, April 13 2012.








Archive

2011
  • Dr. Kim opens a new energy engineering course, ME 295, "Fundamentals of Energy Conversion Materials", in fall 2011.
  • The summer MURI team successfully accomplished its research project - the design of Li-Air and Li-Water batteries. http://crl.iupui.edu/news/newsletters/2011/august.html. Congratulations to MURI members: Afoladi Adedoye, Jason Salim, Luke Mosier, Pragat Wagle, and Shahrzad Shahriar.
  • Dr. Kim is one of the co-organizers of the Industry-Academic Summit on Advanced Battery Technology. This summit is a part of the annual meeting of the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt) and will be held on September 7-9, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. http://naatbatt.org/
  • Dr. Kim received the RSFG award from IUPUI.
  • MURI project team won the Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award. From the 100 graduate and undergraduate posters presented in 2011 IUPUI Research Day, their poster was one of three undergrad teams to win the award. Congratulations to MURI team members, Ameya Sharma, Akram Ghassan, Moonsik Chung, and Krishna Patel.
  • Dr. Kim's research work, Li-Aqueous battery, with Drs. Lu and Goodenough is reported in Chemistry World news. http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2011/March/31031102.asp

Research
Harvesting and Recycling
of Lithium Metal
Design Energy Conversion
and Storage Devices


Li-Aqueous Rechargable Battery
Novel Anode and Cathode Materials
for Li-Ion Battery


Fast Li-Ion Conductivity
in Glass and Glass Ceramics
Synthesis of New
Organic Materials


Surface and Morphology
Modifications of Materials


Design of Energy Conversion and Storage Devices


The performance of a well-designed Li-air battery with a Li |organic liquid electrolyte| LIGC | aqueous electrolytes| Pt catalytic electrode structure was studied. It was found that the discharge voltage increased with lower concentrations of LiOH in the aqueous electrolyte due to the higher oxygen solubility in lower alkaline concentrations. Hence, by using weak (=0.05 M LiOH) instead of strong alkaline solutions, the Li-air battery displayed discharge and charge voltages of 3.53 V and 4.19 V, respectively, at 0.05 mA cm-2, resulting in an 84% voltage efficiency. The addition of LiClO4 into the aqueous solution further improved the voltage efficiency to 85% with 3.32 V at the discharge and 3.90 V at the charge by reducing the internal resistance of the cell. The use of LiClO4 also alleviated the pH increase caused by a fast or long-term discharge of the cell.

Hui Hu, Wei Niu, Nina Mahootcheian Asl, Jason Salim, Rongrong Chen, Youngsik Kim, "Effects of Aqueous Electrolytes on the Voltage Behaviors of Rechargeable Li-Air Batteries," Electrochimica Acta, 67 (2012) 87-94.



This study focuses on preparing a hybrid electrolyte, the combination of 90 wt% inorganic solid and 10 wt% organic liquid, for lithium based rechargeable batteries to illustrate the effect of electrode/ electrolyte interfacing on electrochemical performance. The inorganic solid electrolyte selected is Li1.3Ti1.7Al0.3(PO4)3, and the Li-ion conducting organic liquid electrolyte selected is 1 M LiPF6 in EC:DEC. Because of the addition of Li-ion conducting liquid between the solid electrode and solid electrolyte, the hybrid electrolyte cell minimizes the ineffective solid-on-solid interfaces common in all-solid-state cells. It is also expected that using a liquid electrolyte at the point of contact between the solid electrolyte and the electrode will adjust for the volume change of the electrode during Li insertion/extraction. As a result, the electrochemical performance of the hybrid electrolyte cell is superior to that of a solid electrolyte cell and is also competitive to that of a pure liquid electrolyte coin cell. Another advantage of the hybrid electrolyte cell observed in this work is that this system behaves as a self-safety device when sudden, higher temperatures are applied.

Nina Mahootcheian Asl, Joshua Keith, Cheolwoong Lim, Likun Zhu, Youngsik Kim, "Inorganic Solid/Organic Liquid Hybrid Electrolyte for Use in Li-ion Battery," Electrochimica Acta, 79 (2012) 8-16.


Lithium - Aqueous Rechargeable Battery


We report a demonstration of the feasibility of a battery having a thin, solid alkali-ion electrolyte separating a water-soluble redox couple or active nanoparticle slurry as cathode and lithium or sodium in a non-aqueous electrolyte as anode. The cell operates without a catalyst and has high storage efficiency. The possibility of a flow-through mode for the cathode allows for flexibility of cell design for safe, large-capacity electrical-energy storage at an acceptable cost.

Yuhao Lu, John B. Goodenough, and Youngsik Kim, "Aqueous Cathode for Next-Generation Alkali-ion Batteries," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133 (15), pp 5756-5759


Novel Anode and Cathode Materials for Li-ion Batteries


Important is an increase in the density of the stored energy, which is the product of the voltage and capacity of reversible Li insertion/extraction into/from the electrodes. It will be difficult to design a better anode than carbon, but carbon requires formation of an SEI layer, which involves an irreversible capacity loss. The design of a cathode composed of environmentally benign, low-cost materials that has its electrochemical potential mC well-matched to the HOMO of the electrolyte and allows access to two Li atoms per transition-metal cation would increase the energy density, but it is a daunting challenge. Two redox couples can be accessed where the cation redox couples are "pinned" at the top of the O-2p bands, but to take advantage of this possibility, it must be realized in a framework structure that can accept more than one Li atom per transition-metal cation. Moreover, such a situation represents an intrinsic voltage limit of the cathode, and matching this limit to the HOMO of the electrolyte requires the ability to tune the intrinsic voltage limit.

J. B. Goodenough, Y. Kim, "Challenges for Rechargeable Li Batteries" Chemistry of Materials 2010, 22 (3), 587-603.


Harvesting and Recycling of Lithium Metal


Schematic diagram of a Li-liquid battery system that uses waste battery materials and water as both electrodes. Li metal can be harvested electrochemically from a waste Li-ion battery containing Li-ion source materials from the battery's anode, cathode, and electrolyte. The harvested Li metal in the battery system can be discharged to produce electricity by using water as the cathode. With further development of other technologies including the solid electrolyte and overall system design, this concept of the battery system could possibly be used as a stationary energy storage device. If the system is charged from renewable energy sources, the renewable energy sources are stored by this formation of Li metal in the system.

Nina Mahootcheian Asl, Seong Shen Cheah, Jason Salim, Youngsik Kim, "Li-Liquid Battery: Harvesting Li from Waste Li-ion Batteries and Discharging with Water," RSC Advances, 2 (2012) 6094-6100.


Fast Li-ion Conductivity in Glass and Glass Ceramics

The study of the ionic conductivities in oxide doped chalcogenaide glasses have shown the anomalous result that the ionic conductivity actually increases significantly (by more than a factor of 10 in some cases) by the initial addition of an oxide phase to a pure sulfide glass. After this initial sharp increase, the conductivity then monotonically decreases with further oxide addition.

Y. Kim, J. Saienga, S. W. Martin, "Anomalous Ionic Conductivity Increase in Li2S + GeS2 + GeO2 Glasses" J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 16318-16325.


Synthesis of New Inorganic Materials

A new thiophosphate, LiTi2(PS4)3, exhibits a 3D framework structure built of TiS6 octatehedra linked by edges to PS4 tetrahedra, leading to the formation of wide tunnels along the c-axis. As a lithium insertion host, about 7 Li per formula unit can be inserted in the framework structure, but such a large capacity gradually decays with cycling.

Y. Kim, N. Arumugam, J.B. Goodenough, "3D Framework Structure of a New Lithium Thiophosphate, LiTi2(PS4)3, as Lithium Insertion Hosts" Chem. Mater. 2008, 20, 470-474.


A new lithium gallium germanium sulfide, Li2Ga2GeS6, is built of GaS4 tetrahedra sharing corners with GeS4 tetrahedra to exhibit a 3D framework forming tunnels along the c-axis. As an infrared NLO material, it shows a high SHG efficiency with a high laser damage threshold compared to typical infrared NLO materials such as AgGaS2 and AgGaGeS4.

Y. Kim, I. Seo, S.W. Martin, J.Baek, P.S. Halasyamani, N. Arumugam, H.Steinfink, "Characterization of New Infrared Nonlinear Optical Material with High Laser Damage Threshold, Li2Ga2GeS6" Chem. Mater. 2008, 20, 6048-6052.


A new thioborate ZnxBa2B2S5+x (x ~ 0.2) consisting of isolated (BS3)3- structural unit exhibits strong second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency ~50 times larger than that of a-SiO2. It is transparent from the visible (~350 nm) to mid-infrared (~10,000 nm), and then is a large improvement over typical infrared materials such as AgGaS2.

Y. Kim, S.W. Martin, K.M. Ok, P.S. Halasyamani "Synthesis of the Thioborate Crystal ZnxBa2B2S5+x (x 0.2) for Second Order Nonlinear Optical Applications" Chem. Mater. 2005, 17, 2046-2051.


The thioborate phase Ba7(BS3)4S crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/c ( no 15) with a = 10.1750(15) Å, b = 23.970(4) Å, c = 10.1692(15) Å. The structure consists of isolated trigonal planar (BS3)3- anions, and isolated S2- anions and Ba2+ cations. The vibrational modes of the isolated (BS3)3- units were measured from Raman scattering and IR absorption spectra and the frequencies agree very well with those found for similar orthothioborate phases.

Y. Kim, S.W. Martin, "Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Barium Thioborate, Ba7(BS3)4S" Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 2773-2775.


Surface and Morphology Modifications of Materials

The LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode material was synthesized from co-precipitation method and then, it was coated with the Al2O3 nano-particles by a sol-gel method. The enhanced cycle-life and rate capability characteristic were observed in the Al2O3-coated LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2.

Y. Kim, H.S. Kim, S.W. Martin, "Synthesis and electrochemical characteristics of Al2O3-coated LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode materials for lithium ion batteries" Electrochimica Acta 2006, 52, 1316-1322.

Journal Publications
    2012
  1. Eungje Lee, Wen Chao Lee, Nina Mahootcheian Asl, Donghan Kim, Michael Slater, Christopher S. Johnson, Youngsik Kim, "Reversible NaVS2 (de)intercalation cathode for Na-ion batteries," ECS Electrochemistry Letters, (2012), Accepted.
  2. Wei Yang, Jason Salim, Shuai Li, Chunwen Sun, Liquan Chen, John B. Goodenough, Youngsik Kim, "Perovskite SCCO Loaded with Copper Nanoparticle as a Bifunctional Catalyst for Lithium-Air Batteries," Journal of Materials Chemistry, (2012), Accepted.
  3. Nina Mahootcheian Asl, Joshua Keith, Cheolwoong Lim, Likun Zhu, Youngsik Kim, "Inorganic Solid/Organic Liquid Hybrid Electrolyte for Use in Li-ion Battery," Electrochimica Acta, 79 (2012) 8-16.
  4. Nina Mahootcheian Asl, Seong Shen Cheah, Jason Salim, Youngsik Kim, "Li-Liquid Battery: Harvesting Li from Waste Li-ion Batteries and Discharging with Water," RSC Advances, 2 (2012) 6094-6100.
  5. Hui Hu, Wei Niu, Nina Mahootcheian Asl, Jason Salim, Rongrong Chen, Youngsik Kim, "Effects of Aqueous Electrolytes on the Voltage Behaviors of Rechargeable Li-Air Batteries," Electrochimica Acta, 67 (2012) 87-94.

  6. 2011
  7. Guiling Yang, Youngsik Kim, and John B. Goodenough, "The influence on Fermi energy of Li-site change in LizTi1-yNiyS2 on crossing z = 1," Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (2011) 10160-10164.
  8. Yuhao Lu, John B. Goodenough, Youngsik Kim, "Aqueous Cathode for Next-Generation Alkali-ion Batteries," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (2011), 5756-5759.
  9. John B. Goodenough and Youngsik Kim, "Challenges for rechargeable Batteries," Journal of Power Sources, 190 (2011) 6688 - 6694.

  10. 2010
  11. John B. Goodenough and Youngsik Kim, "Challenges for Li Rechargeable Batteries," Chemistry of Materials, 22 (2010) 587 - 603.

  12. 2009
  13. John B. Goodenough and Youngsik Kim, "Locating Redox Couples in the Layered Sulfides with Application to Cu[Cr2]S4," Journal of the Solid-State Chemistry, 182 (2009) 2904-2911.
  14. Youngsik Kim, Kyu-sung Park, Sang-hoon Song, Jiantao Han, and John B. Goodenough, "Access to M3+/M2+ redox couple in layered LiMS2 sulfides (M = Ti, V, Cr) as Anodes for Li-ion Batteries," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 156 (2009) A703-A708
  15. Youngsik Kim and John B. Goodenough, "Reinvestigation of Li1-xVyTi1-yS2 electrodes in suitable electrolytes: Highly improved electrochemical properties," Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 12 (2009) A73-A75
  16. Jian-Tao Han, Dong-Qiang Liu, Sang-Hoon Song, Youngsik Kim and John B. Goodenough, "Lithium Ion Intercalation Performance of Niobium Oxides: KNb5O13 and K6Nb10.8O30," Chemistry of Materials, 21 (2009) 4753-4755.
  17. D. Le Messurier, V. Petkov, Steve W. Martin, Youngsik Kim, and Y. Ren, "Three-dimensional structure of fast ion conducting 0.5Li2S + 0.5[(1-x) GeS2 + x GeO2] glasses from high-energy x-ray diffraction and reverse Monte Carlo simulations," Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 355 (2009) 430-437

  18. 2008
  19. Youngsik Kim and John B. Goodenough, "Lithium Insertion into Transition Metal Monosulfides: Tuning the Position of the Metal 4s Band," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112 (2008) 15060-15064.
  20. Youngsik Kim, In-seok Seo, Steve W. Martin, Jaekook Bae, P. Shiv Halasyamani, Nachiappan Arumugam, and Hugo Steinfink, "Characterization of New Infrared Nonlinear Optical Material with High Laser Damage Threshold, Li2Ga2GeS6," Chemistry of Materials, 20 (2008) 6048-6052.
  21. Youngsik Kim and John B. Goodenough, "Lithium Intercalation into ATi2(PS4)3 (A = Li, Na, Ag)," Electrochemistry Communication, 10 (2008) 497-501.
  22. Youngsik Kim, Nachiappan Arumugam, and John B. Goodenough, "3D Framework Structure of a New Lithium Thiophosphate, LiTi2(PS4)3 as Lithium Insertion Hosts," Chemistry of Materials 20 (2008) 470-474.
  23. Youngsik Kim, Haesuk Hwang, Katherine Lawler, Steve W. Martin, and Jaephil Cho,"Electrochemical Behavior of Ge and GeX2 (X = O, S) Glasses: Improved Reversibility of the Reaction of Li with Ge in Sulfide Medium," Electrochimica Acta, 53 (2008) 5058.
  24. Hyun-Soo Kim, Ke-Tack Kim, Youngsik Kim, and Steve W. Martin, "Effect of a Surface Treatment for LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 Cathode Material in Lithium Secondary Batteries," Metals and Materials International, 14 (2008) 105-109.

  25. 2007
  26. Youngsik Kim, Haesuk Hwang, Chong S. Yoon, Min G. Kim, and Jaephil Cho, "Reversible Lithium Intercalation in Teardrop-shaped Ultrafine SnP0.94 Particle: An Anode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries," Advanced Materials, 19 (2007) 92-96.
  27. Haesuk Hwang, Min Gyu Kim, Youngsik Kim, Steve W. Martin, and Jaephil Cho, "The Electrochemical Lithium Reactions of Monoclinic ZnP2 Material," Journal of Materials Chemistry, 17 (2007) 3161-3166.

  28. 2006
  29. Youngsik Kim and Steve W. Martin, "Ionic conductivities of various GeS2-based glasses prepared by melt-quenching and mechanical milling methods," Solid State Ionics, 177 (2006) 2881-2887.
  30. Youngsik Kim, Hyun Soo Kim, and Steve W. Martin, "Synthesis and electrochemical characteristics of Al2O3-coated LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode material for lithium ion batteries," Electrochimica Acta 52 (2006) 1316-1322.
  31. Youngsik Kim, Jason Saienga, and Steve W. Martin, "Anomalous Ionic conductivity increase in Li2S + GeS2 + GeO2 glasses," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110(33) (2006) 16318-16325.
  32. Hyun Soo Kim, Youngsik Kim, Seong-Il Kim, and Steve W. Martin, "Enhanced electrochemical properties of the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode material by coating with LiAlO2 nanoparticles," Journal of Power Sources, 161(1) (2006) 623-627.

  33. 2005
  34. Youngsik Kim, Jason Saienga, and Steve W. Martin, "Glass formation in and structural investigation of Li2S + GeS2 + GeO2 composition using Raman and IR spectroscopy," Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 351 (2005) 3716-3724.
  35. Youngsik Kim, Jason Saienga, and Steve W. Martin, "Synthesis and characterization of germanium oxy-sulfide GeS2 - GeO2 glasses," Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 351 (2005) 1973-1979.
  36. Jason Saienga, Youngsik Kim, Bryce Campbell, Steve W. Martin, "Preparation and characterization of glasses in the LiI + Li2S + GeS2 + Ga2S3 system," Solid State Ionics, 176 (2005) 1229-1236.
  37. Youngsik Kim, Steve W. Martin, Kang Min Ok, and P. Shiv Halasyamani, "Synthesis of the thioborate crystals ZnxBa2B2S5+x (x ~ 0.2) for second order non-linear optical applications,"Chemistry of Materials, 17 (2005) 2046-2051.

  38. 2004
  39. Youngsik Kim and Steve W. Martin, "Synthesis and crystal structure of barium thibororate Ba7(BS3)4S," Inorganic Chemistry, 43 (2004) 2773 - 2775.


Patent Rights

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Education
  • B.S., Materials Engineering, SungKyunKwan University, Suwon, South Korea, 2000
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2003
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2006
Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 2010-present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Texas Materials Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-2010
Honors and Awards
  • Research Support Funds Grant (RSFG) Award, IUPUI, 2011
  • Norbert J. Kreidl Award, American Ceramic Society, 2007
  • Research Excellence Award, Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, 2006
Research Interest
  • Materials and devices for energy storage and conversion
  • Identifying and developing advanced functional materials
  • Understanding the chemistry-structure-physical property relationships in materials
  • Transition metal inorganic solids
  • Glass and glass-ceramics
  • Fast-ion conducting solid membranes
  • Synthesis of new inorganic materials
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Current Members

Graduate Students

Nina Mahootcheian Asl
Pursuing M.S. Mechanical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
Research Area: Solid electrolyte and novel cathode materials for Li-ion battery
Contact: ninamaho@iupui.edu
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Undergraduate Students

Afolabi Alan Adeboye
B.S., Technology, Department of Engineering Technology, IUPUI
Research Area: Battery for medical purposes
Contact: aadeboye@iupui.edu
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Jason Salim
Pursuing B.S. Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IUPUI
Research Area: Li-air and Li-liquid battery
Contact: jsalim@iupui.edu
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Moonsik Chung
Pursuing B.S. Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, IUPUI
Research Area: Solid electrolyte
Contact: chungmoo@iupui.edu
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Seong Shen "S.S." Cheah
Pursuing B.S. Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IUPUI
Research Area: Li-liquid battery and Na-liquid battery
Contact: scheah@iupui.edu
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Upeksha Mahanama
Pursuing B.S. Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, IUPUI
Research Area: Li-air and Li-liquid battery
Contact: umahanam@iupui.edu
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Wen Chao Lee
Pursuing B.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
Research Area: Novel cathode materials for Li-ion battery
Contact: leewenc@iupui.edu
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Alumni

2012

Ana Covazos
Pursuing B.S., Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, IUPUI
Worked from 2011 - 2012
Research: Li-liquid battery

Luke Mosier
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
Worked from 2010 - 2012
Research: Li-liquid battery

Mahmoud Reza Zamani Farahani
Pursuing M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
Worked from 2011 - 2012
Research: Novel cathode materials for Li-ion battery

Razi Talib
Pursuing B.S., School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Worked on Summer 2012
Research Area: Novel cathode materials for Li-ion battery

2011

Akram Ghassan
Pursuing B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
Worked from 2010 - 2011
Research: Solid state Li-ion battery

Ameya Sharma
Pursuing B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
Worked from 2010 - 2011
Research: Solid state Li-ion battery

Hui He
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy, IUPUI
Ph.D.,Xiamen University, China
M.S., Xiamen University, China
B.S., Materials Science, China
Worked from 2009 - 2011
Research: Li-air battery and catalysts characterization of Li-air
Currently working at Wright State University as a postdoctoral research associate.

Joshua Keith
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
Worked from 2009 - 2011
Research: Polymer seperator for Li-ion battery
Currently working at ...... as a Mechanical Engineer.

Krishna Patel
Pursuing B.S, Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
Worked from 2010 - 2011
Research: Solid state Li-ion battery

Pragat Wagle
Pursuing B.S., Chemistry, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI
Worked during 2011 Summer
Research: Li-air battery

Shahrzad Shahriar
B.S., Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IUPUI
Worked during 2011 Summer
Research: Li-liquid battery


Activities

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Mission Statement

Dr. Kim will broaden his positive environmental impact by educating future scientists, engineers, and other professionals about the field of energy engineering. Dr. Kim will take a three-pronged approach to educate this next generation of professionals.

The first prong is teaching energy engineering courses, one at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level.

The second prong is teaching and mentoring students through engaging research and design projects as part of IUPUI's existing Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) program, Energy Club, ASME, and the Mechanical Engineering Department's senior capstone design course.

The third prong is (a) providing diverse learning opportunities to students of all majors that are a part of IUPUI's Energy Club by providing club members with design projects, company tours, guest speaker presentations, and presentation ideas and guidance for the club's outreach to Indianapolis high schools and (b) providing one-hour energy-related seminars to high school teachers participating in IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) and to prospective students of energy engineering with an emphasis on female high school students participating in IUPUI's POWER camp.

As Dr. Kim implements each prong, students will learn about his most recent research developments as they relate to course and research concepts. Through this three-pronged approach, his education plan exposes and educates high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the field of energy engineering.


Teaching

Teaching Interest
  • Physical and Engineering Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Solid-State Properties of Materials
  • Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion
  • Science and Technology of Amorphous Materials
  • Materials Characterization
Classes Taught

ME 20000 Thermodynamics I
Semester: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012 and Fall 2012
Course Description: First and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, properties of pure substances. Application to engineering problems.


ME 29500 Fundementals of Energy Conversion Materials
Semester: Fall 2011








Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) Project

All-Solid-State Lithium Battery, Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Group Members: Ameya Sharma, Akram Ghassan, Moonsik Chung, and Krishna Patel
All-Solid-State Lithium Battery Poster

Design of Li-Air and Li-Water Battery, Summer 2011
Group Members: Afoladi Alan Adedoye, Jason Salim, Luke Mosier, Pragat Wagle, and Shahrzad Shahriar
Lithium - Air Poster
Lithium - Water Poster

Aqueous Liquid Solutions for Li-Liquid Battery, Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
Group Members: Ana Cavazos, Jason Salim, Luke Mosier, Seong Shen Cheah, Wen Chao Lee
Li-Liquid Poster 1

Synthesis and Electrochemical Study of Sulfides as the Large Capacity Cathode for Na-Ion Battery, Summer 2012
Group Members: Afoladi Alan Adedoye, Jason Salim, Seong Shen Cheah, Upeksha Mahanama and Wen Chao Lee
NaVS2 (Sodium ion) Poster


Capstone Design

Design of Li-Air Battery, Fall 2010
Group members: Joshua Keith, Andrew Kinney, Jessica McGown, Andrew Pierluissi

Design of All-Solid-State Battery, Spring 2011
Group members: Cory Parks, Juan Poblacion, Fahmy Razak, Soorena Samei, Ben Schroeder


Energy Club

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers


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IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA)

The IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) provides summer programs for high-school students and teachers.

INDA is a collaborative partnership between the Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI), the Center for Research and Learning (CRL), and the Special Programs for Academic Nurturing (SPAN).
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Our research group help INDA by giving seminars about battery technologies. Here are several photos from INDA 2012:





POWER Camp

IUPUI POWER (Preparing Outstanding Women for Engineering Roles) Camp gives you an opportunity to explore engineering with women your age.

Sunday-through-Saturday the POWER Summer Camp gives you the opportunity to explore engineering through hands-on, learn-by-doing experiences. Guided by professors and current engineering students you'll conduct experiments, innovate, make cool stuff, take things apart and then put them back together again. We offer exciting opportunities to meet a diverse selection of professional women engineers and young college women inspiring to be engineers and spend time checking out up-and-coming technology in engineering through innovation modules.

POWER Camp Website

Our research group help POWER Camp by giving seminars about battery technologies. Here are several photos from POWER Camp 2012:





Contact Information

Youngsik Kim
Office: Department of Mechanical Engineering, 723 W. Michigan St., Room SL 260 H, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Telephone: 317-274-9711
Fax: 317-274-9744
E-mail: yk35@iupui.edu


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Collaborations

Argonne National Laboratory
Address: 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439
Telephone: (630) 252-2000
www.anl.gov





Institute of Physics at Chinese Academy of Sciences
Address: Beijing, 100190, People Republic of China
english.iop.cas.cn







General Motor
Address: Detroit, MI
www.gm.com







Iowa State University at Ames
Address: Iowa State University, Ames, IA
www.iastate.edu







Texas Material Institute
Address: University of Texas at Austin, TX
www.tmi.utexas.edu







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