• December 2017

    Read our recently published papers on energy storage and coversion.

    Congratulations to Aashutosh Mistry on presenting a featured talk at the MRS 2017 meeting in Boston, Massachusetts .

    November 2017

    Congratulations to Aashutosh Mistry on being chosen as a Lambert Teaching Fellow. This prestigious and highly competitive fellowship is awarded to ME graduate students with an extraordinary research and academic accomplishment and who hold a potential for a career in academia.

    Dr. Mukherjee was invited as a Scialog Fellow to the Scialog 2017 Advanced Energy Storage Conference, organized by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, in Tucson, Arizona

    Three research talks from ETSL were presented by Aashutosh, Daniel and Ankit at the IMECE 2017 Conference in Tampa, Florida.


    October 2017

    A poster presentation was given by Dr. Mukherjee at the Cooling Technologies Research Center (CTRC) Fall Review Session in Purdue University.

    A poster presentation from ETSL was given by Aashutosh at the Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automobile Applications (ABAA-10) conference in Chicago, Illinois.

    Two research talks and four poster presentations from ETSL were presented by Aashutosh, Daniel, Ankit, Deepti and Sobana at the 232nd ECS Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.



    September 2017

    Two poster presentations from ETSL were given by Aashutosh, Ankit and Daniel at the Hawkins Lecture symposium in Purdue University.



    August 2017

    ETSL moved to Purdue University.

    ETSL congratulates Zhixiao Liu on being the first PhD graduate from ETSL to become a faculty member. He starts his academic career as an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Hunan University .

    ETSL welcomes Chance Norris and Conner Fear for their PhD studies.



    December 2016

    Congratulations to Michael for winning first prize for the M.S. 3 Minute Thesis Competition hosted by Texas A&M University.


    November 2016

    An invited talk from ETSL was presented by Aashutosh at the Annual Lithium Battery Power Conference in Bethesda, Maryland.

    ETSL welcomes Peifeng Huang as a visiting Ph.D. student from the University of Science and Technology of China.

    A research talk was presented by Daniel at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) in Phoenix, Arizona.


    October 2016

    Congratulations to Kelsey for receiving the Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Award from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M.

    ETSL welcomes Sindy Tarazona-Cárdenas as a visiting M.S. student from University of Guanajuato, Mexico.

    ETSL welcomes Dr. Zhixiao Liu as a Post-doctoral Research Associate.


    September 2016

    Congratulations to Kelsey for winning first prize for her poster presentation at the Mechanical Engineering Poster Competition sponsored by the Mechanical Engineering Leadership Council.

    Congratulations to Darren for winning the Best Poster Presentation award at the Texas A&M Conference on Energy.

    Several research talks and poster presentations were given by Kelsey, Michael, Robert, Neha, Hanumanth, Dickens, Darren, Don and Karan at the Texas A&M Conference on Energy in College Station, Texas.


    August 2016

    An invited talk from ETSL was presented by Dr. Mukherjee at the XXV International Materials Research Congress (IMRS), Cancun, Mexico.


    July 2016

    Two invited talks by Dr. Mukherjee and a poster presentation by Aashutosh were presented at the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.

    Congratulations to Ankit for his summer internship at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado.


    June 2016

    An invited talk by Dr. Mukherjee and a poster presentation by Aashutosh were presented at the Indo-US Workshop on Energy Storage at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai, India.

    Congratulations to Kelsey and Michael for their summer internships at Oak Ridge National Lab in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

    ETSL welcomes Akash Verma, Maricarmen del Toro, and Chance Norris for summer research at ETSL.


    May 2016

    Four research talks from ETSL were presented by Aashutosh, Daniel, and Zhixiao at the 229th ECS Conference in San Diego, California.

    An invited talk from ETSL was presented by Aashutosh at the 2016 InterPore Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Congratulations to Zhixiao Liu and Chien-Fan Chen for successfully defending their Ph.D. theses!


    April 2016

    Two research talks were presented by Aashutosh at the 2016 Material Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy Conference (MCARE) in Clearwater, Florida.


    March 2016

    An invited talk from ETSL was presented by Chien-Fan at the 2016 International Battery Seminar and Exhibit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Deepak, Nihar, and Seshendra presented their graduate work at Texas A&M's Student Research Week.

    Congratulations to Nihar, Deepak and Seshendra for successfully defending their M.S. theses!

    Congratulations to Srivatsa for his upcoming internship with Cummins.


    Feburary 2016

    Dr. Mukherjee is named Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow.

    Dr. Mukherjee is a recipient of the TEES Young Faculty Award. 

    Dr. Mukherjee received the TMS Young Leaders Award of the Functional Materials Division.  


    January 2016

    An invited talk from ETSL was presented by Zhixiao at the Energy Storage symposium in the International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites.

    Dr. Mukherjee attended, as a protégé, the 2016 Annual Conference on “Materials for the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities” of TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas).  

    ETSL welcomes Kelsey Rollag, Robert Minter, Michael Kalan, Darren Law, Dickens Law, Don Vu, Srivatsa Chakravarthy, Hanumanth Palle and Karan Narula for graduate studies.


    December 2015

    AggiE Challenge students showcased their research on "Fabrication and Electrochemical Analysis of Hierarchical Electrode" for the AggiE Challenge Video Competition. Learn about their work here.


    November 2015

    Zhixiao, Chien-Fan, Aashutosh, Daniel and Deepak from ETSL presented their work at the ASME IMECE in Houston.

    Congratulations to Zhixiao Liu, Chien-Fan Chen, Aashutosh Mistry, and Dr. Mukherjee for winning the first prize for their poster titled "Investigating Chemical and Electrochemical Interactions during Discharge of a Lithium Sulfur Cell" presented at the Texas A&M Energy Institute’s Non-fossil based Technologies for Energy - Research Workshop on October 20, 2015.


    October 2015

    Dr. Mukherjee presented an invited talk at the ECS meeting in Phoenix. He was also a recipient of the ECS Young Faculty Travel Grant Award of the Battery Division.

    Congratulations to Pallab Barai for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis!

    ETSL welcomes Dr. Rajib Mukherjee as a Research Fellow.


    September 2015

    Dr. Mukherjee’s work in Lithium-air batteries featured in the Fall 2015 edition of Texas A&M Energy Institute Energy Matters Newsletter: “Mesoscale Interactions in Li-Air Batteries.”  

    ETSL hosts a short workshop on energy storage for the visiting students from University of Guanajuato, Mexico.


    August 2015

    ETSL welcomes Ankit Verma and Yuting Luo for their PhD studies.

    Dr. Mukherjee was an invited participant at the NSF Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing: Urgent Research Needs and Multidisciplinary Collaboration.

    Dr. Mukherjee was awarded the “Young Faculty Travel Grant Award of the Battery Division of the Electrochemical Society". He will present an invited talk at the Fall ECS meeting in Phoenix.


    July 2015

    Leigha S. Lewis, Aditya Tiwari and Mohit Singhal successully completed their summer internship at ETSL.


    June 2015

    Dr. Mukherjee co-organized a symposium on energy storage at the American Ceramic Society’s CMCEE conference in Vancouver, Canada and delivered two talks, which included one invited talk.

    Congratulations to Chien-Fan Chen for the Texas A&M Energy Institute ConocoPhillips Fellowship award! 


    May 2015

    ETSL presented their work as 3 talks at the ECS meeting in Chicago.

    Dr. Mukherjee presented an invited talk at the International Conference on Computational Heat Transfer at Rutgers University.

    Congratulations to Guanglian Li for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis!

    Congratulations to Carlos Lopez and Malcolm Stein IV for successfully defending their M.S. thesis!

    ETSL welcomes Neha Gada for her graduate studies.

    ETSL welcomes Fernando Cano from University of Guanajuato, Mexico for his MS thesis research.

    ETSL welcomes Robert Minter as an undergraduate researcher.

    ETSL welcomes Leigha S. Lewis, Mohit Singhal, and Aditya Tiwari for Summer 2015 research at Texas A&M.


    February 2015

    ETSL was invited to present their work at the ACS 2015 annual meeting in Denver.

    ETSL was invited to present their work at the TMS 2015 annual meeting in Orlando.


    January 2015

    ETSL welcomes Aashutosh N. Mistry and Daniel R. Juarez for their PhD studies!

    Congratulations to Deepak for the upcoming summer internship with MathWorks.

    ETSL was invited for 2 talks at the American Ceramic Society’s ICAC conference in Daytona Beach.


    December 2014

    Congratulations to Pallab for the prestigious Texas A&M University Dissertation (Graduate) Fellowship for 2015. 


    November 2014

    Work from ETSL was presented at the ASME IMECE.


    October 2014

    Work from ETSL was presented at the ECS meeting.


    August 2014

    ETSL welcomes Nihar Kotak and Deepak Bhatia for their graduate studies!

    Dr. Mukherjee interviewed for Fortune magazine article on “The Next Big Battery Disruption Isn't Coming Next Year”.  

    Dr. Mukherjee is a guest editor for the Journal of the Electrochemical Society special issue on "Mechano-Electrochemical Coupling in Energy Related Materials and Devices."  


    June 2014

    Congratulations to Pallab for the Graduate Research Position at NREL (Energy Storage Group). He will be working through the summer and fall semesters at NREL.

    Congratulations to Chien-Fan for the summer research position at ORNL (Computational Energy Science Group).

    Congratulations to Carlos for the summer research position at NASA JSC (Battery Group).

    Congratulations to Malcolm for the summer research position at Lynntech (Battery Group).

    Dr. Mukherjee co-organized a symposium on "Mechano-Thermo-Electrochemical Interactions in Energy Storage: Perspective toward Safety and Life," at the 17th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

    ETSL welcomes visiting graduate student Felix Nimtz from Mechanical Engineering, Cooperative State University Mannheim, Germany for summer research!


    May 2014

    ETSL welcomes Walter Reed, Physics major from Angelo State University, for his summer research as a REU student!

    Carlos Lopez was featured in this year’s Mechanical Engineering Magazine!  

    ETSL welcomes Seshendra Palakurthy for his graduate studies!

    Pallab, Mohammed, Zhixiao, and Carlos successfully presented their work at the 225th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Orlando, FL.


    April 2014

    Dr. Mukherjee was a nominee and invited participant at the American Ceramic Society Future Leaders Program.  

    Congratulations to our undergrads Dion Hubble (Chemical Eng. major) and Deepak Bhatia (Electrical Eng. major) for their 1st Prize for Poster presentation at the Engineering Showcase today based on their work as part of the AggiE Challenge Project on Battery Electrodes. Keep up the good work!

    Congratulations to Carlos Lopez for winning two graduate poster awards at Student Research Week 2014! His poster, “Lithium-Ion Battery Thermal Management for Space Applications,” was awarded First Place in Engineering/Architecture and Second Place for the Sigma Xi Symposium Theme Award among graduate students.  


    March 2014

    Pallab Barai’s recent journal paper entitled “Stochastic Analysis of Diffusion Induced Damage in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes” is now a featured article on Renewable Energy Global Innovations!

    Dr. Mukherjee interviewed for ASME feature on “Lengthening the Life of Lithium-Ion Batteries”.  

    Congratulations to Mohammed Hasan for successfully defending his M.S. thesis!


    February 2014

    Congratulations to Malcolm Stein for winning first place in the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Organization’s Research Poster Competition at the Pi Tau Sigma National Convention!

    Dr. Mukherjee featured in ASME video on “Nanoengineering for Energy and Sustainability”.  

    Dr. Mukherjee, Malcolm Stein, and Carlos Lopez were interviewed for the Rethinking Green community outreach broadcast hosted by the SEAD Gallery in Bryan, Texas.

    ETSL welcomes Dr. Bitta Mondal for a 1-year research stay as Indo-US Science & Technology Forum Fellow. Dr. Mondal is a scientist at the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, a CSIR Lab in India.


    December 2013

    Seongkoo Cho and Kai An graduate with M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering.


    November 2013

    Congratulations to Pallab for the NSF travel grant award to attend the ASME 2013 IMECE in San Diego, CA.

    Dr. Mukherjee invited to speak at the "Nano-Engineering for Energy Storage" panel at the ASME 2013 IMECE. Dr. Mukherjee was also featured in an interview for the ASME network.

    Dr. Mukherjee organized a session on electrochemical energy storage at the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).


    October 2013

    Malcolm, Seongkoo, and Pallab presented their work at the 224th ECS Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Great work!

    Dr. Mukherjee chaired a session on battery modeling at the 224th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    Congratulations to Seongkoo Cho and Kai An for successfully defending their M.S. theses!

    Undergraduates Ben Powell, Deepak Bhatia, and Dion Hubble awarded the prestigious Research Opportunities for Engineers (ROE) scholarship.

    Guanglian Li selected to participate in the Math Workshop on Batteries and Fuel Cells held by IPAM at UCLA this November.


    September 2013

    Carlos Lopez awarded the prestigious NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship! His research focuses on thermal safety and management aspects of Lithium-Ion batteries.

    We are happy to welcome Chien-Fan Chen to the ETSL for his graduate studies!

    Dion Hubble awarded a travel scholarship to attend the Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo this October at Purdue University.

    Pallab Barai awarded his second NSF travel grant to present at ASME-MECE 2013 conference in November.

    Dr. Mukherjee’s work in PEM Fuel Cell featured in the September 2013 edition of ASME Magazine in an article: “Cars without Combustion.”


    August 2013

    Pallab featured as the August 2013 Texas A&M Energy Institute Fellow!


    July 2013

    Carlos and Pallab presented at the 2013 Summer ASME Fuel Cell Conference held in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Mukherjee was a track organizer for the session on Fuel Cell Modeling.

    Welcome visiting professor, Dr. Amaresh Dalal, from the Indian Institute of Technology to the ETSL! Learn more about Dr. Dalal and his work here.

    Dr. Mukherjee invited to speak at the “Nano-structured Materials for Rechargeable Batteries and for Supercapacitors” Symposium in the TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) 2014 143rd Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.


    June 2013

    Pallab Barai selected for the 2013-2014 Texas A&M Energy Institute ConocoPhillips Fellowship! Congratulations Pallab!

    Carlos Lopez and Malcolm Stein continue their graduate studies with ETSL!

    Dr. Mukherjee is the co-organizer of the "Mechanical-Electrochemical Coupling in Energy Related Materials and Devices" Symposium at the Spring 2014 ECS (Electrochemical Society) Meeting in Orlando, FL. A tentative call for papers is available here.


    May 2013

    Congratulations to Carlos for winning the J. George H. Thompson Outstanding Senior Award! Only three students are selected each year to receive this prestigious award!

    Dr. Mukherjee presented an ASME Nanotechnology Institute Webinar on "Electrodics: Multiscale Electrode Physics in Energy Storage". More information can be found here.


    April 2013

    AggiE-Challenge students won 2nd Place out of 31 teams at the TAMU Engineering Project Showcase for their poster on "A Promising Composite Anode for Enhanced Li-Ion Battery Performance"! Learn more about their work here. Congratulations to the students and mentors for their accomplishment.

    Dr. Mukherjee presented an invited talk at the "Advances in Batteries" Symposium in the 245th ACS (American Chemical Society) National Meeting in New Orleans, LA.


    March 2013

    Congratulations to Carlos for winning 2nd Place Poster in Engineering at the Student Research Week Competition. His poster entitled "The Effect of Vortex Generators on Active Battery Thermal Management" draws from his Undergraduate Thesis research to be published in May.


    January 2013

    We are happy to welcome Kai An and Mohammed Hasan to the ETSL for their graduate studies!


    November 2012

    Pallab Barai received a NSF Student Travel Grant for the ASME IMECE 2012 Conference where he will present his poster entitled "Mechano- Electrochemical Interaction in Li-Ion Battery Electrodes".


    October 2012

    Pallab Barai, Seongkoo Cho, and Dr. Mukherjee attended ECS meeting in Hawaii. Pallab presented on "Modeling of Fracture Initiation and Propagation in Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes".


    September 2012

    Congratulations to Malcolm for being awarded the prestigious Research Opportunities for Engineers (ROE) scholarship.

    We are happy to welcome Zhixiao Liu to the ETSL for his graduate studies!


    June 2012

    We are happy to welcome Pallab Barai to the ETSL for his graduate studies!


    March 2012

    Michael Martin successfully defended his Master's Thesis on "Modeling of Transport in Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes".

    Michael Martin awarded ECS travel grant to present research findings at the 221st Electrochemical Society Conference in Seattle, WA, on May 6-8th.

    ETSL welcomes undergraduates Benjamin Powell and Malcolm Stein for the summer of 2012 to conduct research under the USRG program. They will complete a UG thesis by May of 2013.

    Benjamin Powell and Malcolm Stein received the prestigious Undergraduate Scholars Research Grant to conduct undergraduate research during the summer of 2012.


    February 2012

    We are happy to welcome Seongkoo Cho to the ETSL for his graduate studies!


    January 2012

    The Energy and Transport Science Laboratory was established by Dr. Partha Mukherjee.