Kostecki Research Group

Robert Kostecki’s group conducts research on basic processes and fundamental phenomena that occur in electrical energy storage/conversion devices and water treatment systems. We develop and apply advanced spectroscopy and microscopy techniques in combination with electrochemical methods to obtain a detailed insight into the mechanism of interfacial phenomena, which determine the function, operation and degradation modes of materials, electrodes and devices. We work closely with our partners in national labs, academia and industry to establish clear connections between diagnostics, theory/modelling, materials synthesis and technology development R&D.

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Looking Inside a Battery

Researchers Use Novel Imaging Method to Characterize Nanoscale Processes The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley ... Read more

Unique Battery Alternative Wins R&D 100 Award

A team led by Wei Tong of the Applied Energy Materials Group in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division is... Read more

Exploring Avenues for More Stable Lithium-Metal Batteries

Rechargeable lithium-metal (Li-metal) batteries offer an opportunity to improve on the energy storage density of current... Read more

Harnessing the Power of Lithium Metal Batteries

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with ... Read more