Flow batteries for storing solar and wind energy

Mentor Name:
Tao Gao

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor

Department:
Chemical Engineering

College:
Engineering

Email:
u0379385@utah.edu


Project Description:

In this project, the undergrad students will assist graduate students in testing the materials, building flow batteries and charge/discharge the batteries. The end goal is to develop a flow battery prototype that has commercial value.



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit


Student Role:

conduct experiments, collect data, building battery parts using CNC machine, make proto-type of flow batteries


Student Benefits:

lab experience. co-author on a scientific paper


Project Duration:

spring, summer, fall. 10 hour/week during spring. 20 hour/week during summer


Minimum Requirements:

second year undergraduate students