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Welcome to the Electrochemical Energy Systems and Transport Laboratory (E2STL) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UMass Lowell. The core mission of E2STL is to advance the knowledge in the design and development of flow-assisted electrochemical systems for addressing the global challenges in energy and water applications.


News and Announcements

Congratulations to the E2STL team on wining the MA Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Catalyst Award 2022 with the project “Extraction of Vanadium from low cost resources using a bio-inspired, vanadium-binding molecule”.

Joe and Ertan publish a paper in collaboration with Prof. Sheree Pagsuyoin at UMass Lowell and Prof. Onur Apul at UMaine entitled “Towards Selective Removal of Bromide from Drinking Water Resources using Electrochemical Desalination” in Chemical Engineering Journal Advances.

The E2STL team publishes their first paper on redox-targeting flow batteries with Cappillino Group in the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage for the “Emerging Investigators in Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage 2022” special issue.

Ashley, Shyam (from Cappillino Group at UMass Dartmouth) and Ertan gave talks at the 241st ECS Meeting in Vancouver. Ashley’s great presentation on carbon cloth electrodes for vanadium redox flow batteries made us all proud!

Congratulations to Dr. Tugba Ceren Gokoglan Barut for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation and receiving the “Outstanding Energy Engineering Doctoral Student Award”. Dr. Gokoglan Barut has joined Aspen Aerogels as a Senior Battery Engineer. We wish her best of luck.

Ceren gave a presentation at the 2021 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting and Exhibit in Boston, MA – “High Energy Density Redox-Mediated Flow Batteries Using Bio-Inspired Electrolytes”. Our group contributed 3 presentations in collaboration with Cappillino Group from UMass Dartmouth.

Ceren and Ertan publish a paper in collaboration with Cappillino and Mayes Groups from UMass Dartmouth entitled “Computational and experimental investigation of the effect of cation structure on the solubility of anionic flow battery active-materials” in Chemical Science. Congrats!!!

As part of an interdisciplinary team from UMass Lowell, Ertan contributed to the report, entitled “The Viability of Implementing Hydrogen in Massachusetts”. The key results of this study were presented in “Future of Hydrogen for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Workshop”.

Ertan visited Center for Clean Energy Engineering at UConn and gave an invited presentation featuring the projects our group has been carrying out on high-performance redox flow battery systems.

Ertan gave an invited talk in the Departmental Seminar Series of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at University of Calgary.

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