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Steven G. Greenbaum

Professor
 
Department :
Physics
Membership :
Associate Member
Core Research :
General
Office :
Room 1220B North
Email :
Office Phone :
(212) 772-4973
Lab Room:
Room 1217 North
Lab Web Site :
Education :
  • B.A., Clark University, 1976
  • Ph.D., Brown University, 1981
  • Postdoc, Naval Research Lab, under NRC Fellowship, 1981-83
Research Interest :

Experimental Materials Science, Magnetic Resonance, Ionic Conduction in Solids, Energy Storage and Conversion Materials.
One of the foremost technological challenges of the coming decades is energy storage for electric vehicles, military, aerospace, and other applications. Our research concerns the evaluation of materials being developed for fuel cells and lithium batteries, which are two technologies undergoing rapid growth. In polymer electrolytes for both fuel cell and lithium battery applications, we investigate the dynamics of ion transport in these disordered media by solid state NMR methods. NMR is also utilized, along with EPR and synchrotron x-ray absorption techniques (EXAFS, XANES), to study local atomic arrangements and electronic band structure of lithium - transition metal oxide insertion compounds being developed for battery electrodes, and noble metal alloys for fuel cell catalysts. The x-ray absorption spectroscopy is conducted at the National Synchrotron Light Source located at nearby (~90 minutes by car) Brookhaven National Lab. In addition to Brookhaven, our group collaborates with several national labs (Argonne National Lab, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Air Force Research Lab and numerous universities, worldwide, on the development and characterization of new power sources.

Selected Publications :

Complete list of publications via Dr. Greenbaum's lab website.