The overarching goal of the Electrochemical Energy Systems and Transport Laboratory (E2STL) at UMass Lowell is to advance the science and engineering of flow assisted electrochemical energy systems, particularly redox flow batteries and water treatment and desalination systems.

Redox flow batteries are promising, large-scale energy storage technology which is mainly used for intermittent renewable sources like wind and solar. The flow-assisted nature of redox flow batteries presents major challenges that hinder their widespread implementation. The E2STL seeks to address these critical challenges using its different kinds of research expertise.