Faculty & Staff Directory
Title: Assistant Professor
Areas of Expertise
Electrochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Green Chemistry
PhD Analytical Chemistry, Indiana University-Bloomington
Professional Publications & Contributions
Lab Location: ISC-3650
The major focus of Professor Niya Sa's research group is to probe and elucidate in-operando chemical processes at the interfaces of high performance, low cost energy storage materials. Such fundamental research underpins the future development in battery technology. Specifically, we are trying to decipher the operational local chemistry environment at the electrode/electrolyte interface upon cycling with in-situ electrochemical techniques, for rechargeable Li and Mg ion batteries.
The broad impacts of such research include promoting the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) to decrease the need for imported oil and gas, which requires understanding the limit of the rechargeable ion batteries and their degradation mechanisms. In addition, search for multivalent rechargeable ion batteries to make EVs more acceptable to consumers will benefit from these studies as well.