Vilas G. Pol
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Vilas Pol received three chemistry degrees from the University of Pune in India: a B.S. in 1994; M.S. in ’96; and M.Phil. in ’99. He earned his Ph.D. in materials science in 2005 at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. During ’05-’06, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Bar-llan, working in the field of dye-sensitized solar cells.
Pol comes to Purdue from Argonne, where he led efforts in the field of lithium-ion, lithium-sulfur, li-oxygen and na-ion batteries. At Argonne National Laboratory from ’08 to ’10, he was awarded a director’s postdoctoral fellowship to conduct independent research in the field of lithium-ion batteries.
His research and educational interests are in electrochemical engineering, nanoparticle technology, materials science, energy storage devices and environmental technology. At Purdue, Pol will lead an experimental research group specializing in the synthesis of tailored energy storage materials with pioneered synthesis methodologies, electrode architectures, advanced characterization of electrode interfaces and its fundamental understanding, and improved electrochemical properties.