Main Research ActivitiesMy thesis is an in-house project from the Materials and Corrosion department at IFPEN. The aim is to study the effect of inhomogeneity on aging the behavior in Li-ion batteries through a combined modelling and experimental technique. The proposal for the thesis is the result of conclusions obtained from the work of two other previous in-house PhD theses.
To meet the objectives of the thesis, in terms of experimental work, it is required to age the cells under controlled conditions to study this inhomogeneity effect. A novel idea to design and build an experimental setup was proposed to achieve this. I have been extensively working on methods, through prototyping and running repeatability tests, to study the feasibility of this setup.
A commercial Li-ion cell is a complex phenomenon. To study and understand the aging behavior in Li-ion batteries and the influence of inhomogeneity on aging, it is also required to develop a detailed model that helps quantifying the various mechanisms observed from experiments.
Master in Automotive Technology (Eindhoven University of Technology, 2015)
Electrochemical Li-ion cell modelling in COMSOL Multiphysics (and MATLAB)
Design and fabrication of custom-made experimental setup
IFPEN in-house project for the duration of the thesis, from 2015 to 2018