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Electrochemical Power Staff


Associate Director

  • Steve Lipka
    Associate Director - Electrochemical Power Sources
    Associate Director Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center
    Engineer Associate Program Manager I
    University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, Lexington, Kentucky
    Synthesis and characterization of energy conversion materials as applied to secondary and primary batteries, fuel cells and electrochemical double layer capacitors; advanced carbon materials and their application to electrochemical systems; electrodeposition of metals and alloys; environmental degradation of composite materials with special emphasis on electrochemical techniques to evaluate degradation mechanisms; carbon electrochemistry; materials synthesis for electrochemical power sources.



  • Chris Swartz
    Research Scientist Senior - Electrochemical Power Sources
    University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, Lexington, Kentucky
    Research interests are Combinatorial synthesis of energy-storage materials; Template synthesis of electroactive materials; Carbon nanotubes as conductive additives for lithium-ion batteries; Development of polymeric electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries. Areas of expertise include Synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic semiconductors; Device fabrication; Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of cathode materials for primary and secondary batteries, fuel cells, and electrochemical double layer capacitors.
  • Teresa Epperson
    Administrative Assistant

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