Nicholas Read

Chemical engineering

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2025

Additional details: Honors student

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FURI | Spring 2024

Scalable Synthesis of Zeolite for Use as Separators in High Performance Lithium Ion and Metal Batteries

The goal of this project is to develop a commercially viable fire-safe lithium-ion battery by replacing the traditional polymer separator with a silica-based zeolite separator. This research aims to scale up the production of zeolites so that these fire-safe batteries can be produced on a larger scale. Several zeolites of different geometries will be synthesized in different quantities and then tested in a lithium-ion battery. These zeolite separators show higher wettability to the battery’s electrolyte, and allow the formation of a more stable SEI (Solid Electrolyte Interface) layer on the electrodes.


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