Fundamental concepts, tools, and applications in electrochemical science and engineering. Introduces thermodynamics, kinetics and transport of electrochemical reactions. Describes how materials structure and properties affect electrochemical behavior of particular applications, for instance in lithium rechargeable batteries, electrochemical capacitors, fuel cells, photo electrochemical cells, and electrolytic cells. Discusses state-of-the-art electrochemical energy technologies for portable electronic devices, hybrid and plug-in vehicles, electrical vehicles. Theoretical and experimental exploration of electrochemical measurement techniques in cell testing, and in bulk and interfacial transport measurements (electronic and ionic resistivity and charge transfer cross the electrode-electrolyte interface).
Fall 2020 Update: Fully Remote Classes - We will structure the class schedule like the following format: Greetings & General Check In (~5-10 minutes) Review Readings / Pre-Course Activities (~10-20 minutes) - Group Discussion / Activity - Breakout Rooms (with clear discussion points / activities) Short Lecture (~20-30 mins) Reflect on Material (~10-20 minutes) - Group discussion - Breakout room activity (with clear instructions and deliverables) Conclusion (~5-10 minutes) - Reminders about upcoming deadlines, etc We will do the following to enhance communication and learning/engagement with students in class 1. schedule biweekly ‚class forums‚ throughout the term to discuss what is and what is not working well. 2. Schedule short meetings with each student at the beginning of the semester to get to know the class and discuss interests & goals for the class, their living situation, potential internet & ICT issues. 3. Log into class 5-10 minutes early and chat with students until class starts. 4. Create a class slack channel or open discussion forum. Encourage students to ask questions in the slack/forum rather than emailing you directly. 5. Leave LOTS of time for discussion, call on students who aren’t participating, give students time to interact in breakout rooms. 6. Assign group projects that require student interaction. 7. Consider assigning group reading, or reading buddies‚ encourage engagement out of class.