Student works in advanced power lab

Advanced Energy Storage and Application Laboratory


Dr. Xuan Zhou, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Renewable energy systems have prominently been considered as a powerful weapon to fight against climate change and global warming. However, due to the uncertainties in the power generation and demand, energy storage devices play a vital role in creating flexible and trustworthy energy systems. Laboratory for Advanced Energy Storage and Application focuses on the development of next generation energy storage devices and simulation and modeling their behaviors. The lab is equipped with nano-materials synthesizing instruments such as Electrospinng Machine, Atmosphere Controlled Tube Furnace; Battery characterizing instruments such as glove box, Battery Cycler, Impedance/gain Phase Analyzer. Shared instruments for nanomaterial characterization at Kettering includes Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray& Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) etc.

Research interest:

  • Synthesis of functional nano-materials and their characterization for high performanceenergy storage devices, including lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, lithium-ioncapacitors
  • Mathematic battery modelling and simulation for advanced battery management system