Flow batteries for storing solar and wind energy

Mentor Name:
Tao Gao

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering



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