Electrochemical Engine Center

ECEC Battery Research: Dynamics and Modeling of Automotive Batteries

We have been working on electrochemical-thermal coupled modeling of lead-acid, Ni-MH, and Li-ion batteries for electric cars since 1994. At the pore scale, we develop direct numerical simulation tools to engineer interfacial structures of electrodes. At the cell level, we explore the electrochemical and thermal interactions in hybrid electric vehicle applications. At the pack level, we study cell imbalance, its root causes, and mitigation techniques.