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IMSE Seminar: Innovations in Batteries Through the Three Pillars of Success: Materials, Manufacturing, and Management"

Monday, October 30, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Stephen F. & Camilla T. Brauer Hall, 12
6548 Forest Park Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA

Jonghyun Park, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology

This talk will delve into the complexities of batteries, which are electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy into electrical energy. The energy conversion process is governed by internal physical and electrochemical reactions involving multiple interrelated factors, such as materials, manufacturing processes, and management. The discussion will explore harnessing the synergy between manufacturing, management, and materials to create more efficient, safer, and longer-lasting batteries.


Shaping the structures through electrode engineering is vital for consistently producing high-quality batteries. The presentation will cover various methods, including structured electrodes for achieving high energy density using extrusion and aerosol jet printing, electric-field-processed electrodes, and femtosecond laser-processed electrodes.


Battery optimization and management via mathematical models are essential tools for understanding the electrochemical processes inside a battery, predicting/optimizing performance, and designing/refining manufacturing processes. The presentation will cover topics such as battery degradation processes and new charging algorithms for extremely fast charging. 

To optimize a battery's energy density, power density, and durability, the final consideration must be the materials used. The presentation will introduce new ideas for material synthesis and processing, leading to property enhancements.

Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Event Type



Arts & Sciences, McKelvey School of Engineering


Science & Technology



Institute of Materials Science & Engineering
Event Contact

Beth Gartin, bgartin@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Dr. Jonghyun Park is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Before joining Missouri S&T, he was an Assistant Research Scientist in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to this, he spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow after finishing his PhD in the same department at Michigan in 2009. He spent 5 years with Hyundai Heavy Industry after finishing his BS and MS from Seoul National University in South Korea. His expertise includes advanced manufacturing for energy systems, energy materials, and multiscale/multiphysics modeling for energy and manufacturing. He is actively involved in multiple projects from diverse federal agencies and industry. He is a recipient for several awards, including dean’s scholar, faculty research award, research acceleration award. Currently, he is an Associate Editor in Frontiers in Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, and an Academic Editor in PLOS ONE.


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