Investigation of new Li-ion electrode materials and optimization of existing ones. Elucidation of reaction and degradation mechanisms through physicochemical characterization of the electrode bulk and surface regions. Correlation of materials properties with the electrochemical performance.

  • Goals:

- High energy density (350 Wh/kg)

- High energy efficiency

- High cycleability (5000 cycles)

- Low cost (<200 €/ kWh) and low environmental impact

  • Orientation: traction and portable.

Research Line Leader

Montserrat Casas - Cabanas

+34 945 29 71 08

Parque Tecnologico C/Albert Einstein 48 CP 01510 Minano (Alava) Spain
Montserrat Casas - Cabanas
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Dr. Montse Casas-Cabanas completed her Ph.D. in Materials Science at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) in 2006, where she worked on the positive electrode in nickel based batteries. During a stay in Laboratoire Léon Bruillouin (LLB-CEA Saclay, France) in 2004 she developed in collaboration with Dr. Juan Rodríguez-Carvajal the FAULTS program for the refinement of XRD diffraction patterns of faulted materials. After her Ph.D. she joined the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (LRCS, Amiens, France) as a post-doctoral researcher where she was involved in the crystallochemical characterization of lithium-ion battery materials from powder diffraction. She also spent one year at Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (EMAT, Antwerp, Belgium) as a post-doctoral researcher where she applied transmission electron microscopy to the study of materials for energy storage and conversion.Before joining CIC Energigune she was Maître des Conferences at Laboratoire de Cristallographie et Sciences des Materiaux (CRISMAT, Caen, France) working on energy related materials.

Her research focuses on the impact of structure and microstructure in the electrochemical properties of energy storage materials and its study from diffraction techniques.


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