UMD Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC/NEES)


The Science of Precision Multifunctional Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES) is a multi-institutional research center focused on developing highly ordered nanostructures that offer a unique testbed for investigating the underpinnings of storing electrical energy. The center studies structures that are precise—each at the scale of tens to hundreds of nanometers and ordered in massive arrays, and that are multifunctional—able to conduct electrons, diffuse and store lithium ions, and form a stable mechanical base. The scale and control of experimentation gives NEES researchers an exclusive gateway to probing fundamental kinetic, thermodynamic, and electrochemical processes.

Gary Rubloff

Distinguished University Professor
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