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.
Recent Highlights



Manuel Schnabel gives virtual talk on lithiation of graphite at PRiME 2020

Manuel Schnabel gave a talk on his work on the lithiation of highly-oriented pyrolitic graphite (HOPG) at the PRiME 2020 meeting (which doubled as the 238th ECS meeting). HOPG serves as a model system for graphite, the standard lithium ion battery anode material. Like many other conferences this year, the PRiME 2020 conference was virtual. Watch his talk here.  

Kostecki Lab Website Launched

We hope you are enjoying our new website, which provides important news and updates about Robert Kostecki's laboratory at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The professionally designed website is user-friendly, optimized for accessibility and of mobile responsive design, and intended to help all visitors find information quickly and easily. For additional information or comments please contact Manuel Schnabel.

Kostecki Lab Welcomes Five New Researchers

Five new researchers join the Kostecki group in summer of 2019. We welcome Terri Lin, Manuel Schnabel, Rohit Satish, Insun Yoon, and Elisabetta Arca to Berkeley.