Jamie Neilson, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
Aaron Holder, assistant professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Research Corporation for Science Advancement’s Scialog®: Advanced Energy Storage team awards
1 year, $100,000 total; $50,000 to CSU
Discovery of New Metal Nitrides for Divalent Cation Intercalation Systems
Neilson and Holder’s project aims to discover new materials that could radically increase the efficiency of batteries. They will work together to prototype (in a computer), synthesize and test new hypothetical materials that could increase the storage capacity and power capability of new batteries beyond what exists today for lithium-ion batteries.
Neilson and Holder’s project will use predictive design and discovery of new, open framework, covalent metal nitrides for divalent ion insertion and solid-state electrolytes.
The two researchers began collaborating last November to compete for Research Corporation for Science Advancement’s Scialog®: Advanced Energy Storage team awards. The goal of the awards is to encourage new collaborations between early-career researchers who have not previously worked together. Their proposal was one of six to receive an award.