Stony Brook’s Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES), which is one of the 46 national Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) supported by the Department of Energy, has changed directorship. Former Director Clare Grey (professor at Stony Brook University and Cambridge University) will step in to lead the Intercalation Thrust, and become Associate Director of the NECCES. In this capacity, she will facilitate and help lead the vision of the Center as established under her leadership.
M. Stanley Whittingham will assume the role as new Director of the NECCES. Whittingham, who is a research professor at Stony Brook, also is a professor in the Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering Department and Director of the Institute for Materials Research at Binghamton. He steps into the directorship role at NECCES with a dedication to continue to seamlessly and rapidly meet the Center’s goals, while bringing a high level of commitment and experience to the director position.
The NECCES is an effort being led by Stony Brook University, and includes as partners Rutgers University, MIT, Binghamton University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of Michigan, and the University of California at San Diego. The Center will support basic research in the design of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries (LiBs), which requires both the development of new chemistries and the fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical processes that occur in these complex systems.