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Micro and Nano Mechanics Laboratory
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Newark College of Engineering
Welcome to Prof. Nadimpalli's Micro and Nano Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The main goal of our lab is to provide fundamental understanding of the mechanics of deformation, fracture, degradation, and failure of materials using a combined experimental and modeling approach.


The current focus of our lab is to understand the role of mechanics in the degradation of lithium-ion batteries
to enable durable and light weight battery designs. Please visit the research, publications, and facilities page to find more about our unique capabilities and our research activities. Education page has some information about our educational and outreach activities.

TEM image of composite electrodeFracture of nextgeneration lithium-ion battery electrode
(a) and (b) show lithiated Si particles held by PVdF polymer in a composite lithium-ion electrode. (c) is an image of nano scale Si film after 40 charge/discharge cycles showing extensive degradation.


Brief News

January 11, 2018
Subhajit's paper was accepted for publication in the journal of Experimental Mechanics, Congratulations Subhajit!!

November 27, 2017
Raj joined Harvard Medical School as postdoctoral associate, Congratulations Raj!!

November 10, 2017
Raj has defended his PhD thesis successfuly, Congratulations Raj!!

April 27, 2017
ONR logo We have recieved funding from ONR to investigate degradation mechanisms of battery electrodes. Congratulations to the team once again!!

March 1, 2017
NSF logo Prof. Nadimpalli received the prestigious NSF CAREER award from Mechanics of Materials and Structures Program. The details can be found here. Congratulations to the whole team for this recognition!!

Sep 18, 2016

Arnuparp and Raj's paper has been accepted by Journal of Power Sources, congratulations to both of you for a job well done!


May 17, 2016

Patrick Thompson defended his masters thesis, congratulations Pat!





MNM Lab, Prof. Siva Nadimpalli, Office: 973 596 3678, Lab: 973 596 5667, Email: nadimpal@njit.edu
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Updated on 22 Jan 2018.