Partha P. Mukherjee                                 
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University
316 Mechanical Engineering Office Building
3123 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3123, USA
Email: pmukherjee AT tamu.edu, mukherjee.pp AT gmail.com
Phone: 979-862-6498

Energy and Transport Sciences Laboratory
CV
Google Scholar Citation

Mechano-Electrochemical Coupling in Energy Materials and Devices

Mesoscale Interplay in Li-ion Batteries and Beyond

Global Initiatives of Academic Networks (GIAN) course:  Multiphysics Coupling in Energy Storage

International School: Numerical Simulation in Energy Storage



 

Research Interest

Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion (Batteries and Fuel Cells)
Mesoscale physics and stochastics in functional materials and manufacturing
Physicochemical, reactive transport and materials interactions

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2007.
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1999.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, North Bengal University, West Bengal, India, 1997.

Experience

Assistant Professor & Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow IIDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2016 - Present
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, January 2012 - Present
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Scientific Computation, Texas A&M University, 2012 - Present
Affiliate Faculty, Texas A&M Energy Institute, 2014 - Present
Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), December 2009 - December 2011.
UT-ORNL Joint Engineering Faculty, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2010 -  2011.
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010 -  2011. 
Director's Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), January 2008 - December 2009.
Research Assistant, Electrochemical Engine Center (ECEC), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, January 2004 - December 2007.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, August 2003 – December 2003.
Consulting Engineer, Fluent India Pvt. Ltd., Subsidiary of Ansys Inc., Pune, India, July 1999 – July 2003.
Research & Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India, August 1997 - March 1999.

Selected Honors & Awards
  • Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2017).
  • Dean of Engineering Excellence Award, Texas A&M University (2017).
  • TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award, Functional Materials Division, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) (2016).
  • Emerging Investigator distinction, Institute of Physics journal: Materials Research Express (2016).
  • Emerging Leader distinction, Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2016).
  • Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellowship, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University (2016). 
  • TEES Young Faculty Fellow Award, Texas A&M University (2016).
  • ECS Young Faculty Travel Grants Award, Battery Division, The Electrochemical Society (ECS) (2015).
  • Future Leaders recognition, Future Leaders Program, American Ceramic Society (2014).
  • Quoted in an article on batteries in Fortune magazine (2014).
  • Featured Article on ASME portal: "Lengthening Life of Lithium-ion Batteries" (2014).
  • Featured Video on Energy Storage, ASME Nanoengineering for Energy and Sustainability podcast series (2014).
  • Quoted in an article "Cars without Combustion" in the September issue of the ASME Magazine for the research work on PEM fuel cell electrodes (2013).
  • "Listed in the Top 25 most cited articles" in Electrochimica Acta (2008-2009) [reported in 2012]; Featured in the 63rd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Prague, Czech Republic (2012).
  • 5th most cited articlein Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2007) [reported in 2010].
  • LAAP (Los Alamos Awards Program) Award,  Los Alamos National Laboratory (2009).
  • Director’s Research Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), NM, USA (2008 - 2009).
  • Journal Issue Cover Feature, in Journal of Materials ChemistryRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC); Honorable mention and citation in the editorial of the New Energy Materials theme issue; One of the most accessed RSC web-links since its publication (2007).

Selected Invited Talks
  • XXV International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico (2016).
  • College on Multiscale Computational Modeling of Materials for Energy Applications, The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy (2016).
  • Indo-US workshop: Multiphysics Analysis in Lithium-ion Batteries, IIT Bombay, India (2016).
  • Porous Electrode Theory for Rechargeable Battery Materials” Symposium, Interpore: 8th International Conference on Porous Media (2016).
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS) Fall Meeting (2015).
  • Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy, American Ceramic Society (2014).
  • "Nanostructured Materials for Rechargeable Batteries and for Supercapacitors” Symposium, TMS 143rd Annual Meeting (2014).
  • "Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices and Applications," SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS) Conference (2014).
  • "Advances in Batteries” Symposium, 245th American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting (2013).
  • "Nanoengineering for Energy Storage" Panel, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2013).
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage, ASME Nanotechnology Institute – Renewable Energy Webinar (2013).
  • ASME International Fuel Cell Conference (2011).

Selected Synergistic Activities

Selected Publications
(Total #: 116; Journal article: 70; Conference proceedings paper: 32; Book chapter: 12; Editorial: 2)

Journal Articles
  1. Z. Liu and P. P. Mukherjee, "Mesoscale Elucidation of Surface Passivation in the Li-Sulfur Battery Cathode," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 5263 (2017).
  2. Z. Liu, P. B. Balbuena, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Revealing Charge Transport Mechanisms in Li2S2 for Li–Sulfur Batteries," Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 8, 1324 (2017).
  3. Z. Liu, D. L. Wood III, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Evaporation Induced Nanoparticle – Binder Interaction in Electrode Film Formation," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19, 10051  (2017).
  4. C.-F. Chen, A. Verma, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Probing the Role of Electrode Microstructure in the Lithium-ion Battery Thermal Behavior,Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164, E3146 (2017).
  5. D. Juarez-Robles, C.-F. Chen, Y. Barsukov, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Impedance Evolution Characteristics in Lithium-ion Batteries," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164, A837 (2017).
  6. M. Stein IV, A. Mistry, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Mechanistic Understanding of the Role of Evaporation in Electrode Processing," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, in press (2017).
  7. P. Barai and P. P. Mukherjee, "Mechano-Electrochemical Stochastics in High-Capacity Electrodes for Energy Storage," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163, A1120 (2016).
  8. P. Barai, B. Huang, S. Dillon, and P. P. Mukherjee, “Mechano-electrochemical Interaction Gives Rise to Strain Relaxation in Sn Electrodes,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163, A3022 (2016).
  9. P. Barai, A. Mistry, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Poromechanical Effect in the Lithium-Sulfur Battery Cathode," Extreme Mechanics Letters, 9, 359 (2016).
  10. C.-F. Chen, P. Barai, K. Smith, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Scaling Relations for Intercalation Induced Damage in Electrodes," Electrochimica Acta, 204, 31 (2016).
  11. Z. Liu, P. Balbuena, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Evaluating Silicene as a Potential Cathode Host to Immobilize Polysulfides in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries," Journal of Coordination Chemistry69, 2090 (2016). [Emerging Leaders Honoree]
  12. P. Barai and P. P. Mukherjee, "Stochastics of Diffusion Induced Damage in Intercalation Materials," Materials Research Express3, 104001 (2016). [Emerging Investigator Honoree]
  13. Z. Liu, S. Bertolini, P. Balbuena, and P. P. Mukherjee, “Li2S Film Formation on Lithium Anode Surface of Li-S Batteries,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 4700 (2016).
  14. M. Stein IV, C.-F. Chen, D. J. Robles, C. Rhodes, and P. P. Mukherjee, “Non-aqueous Electrode Processing and Construction of Lithium-ion Coin Cells,” Journal of Visualized Experiments, 108e53490 (2016). (Link)
  15. C.-F. Chen and P. P. Mukherjee, “Probing the Morphological Influence on Solid Electrolyte Interphase and Impedance Response in Intercalation Electrodes,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, 9812 (2015).
  16. Z. Liu, D. Hubble, P. Balbuena and P. P. Mukherjee, “Adsorption of Insoluble Polysulfides Li2Sx (x = 1, 2) on Li2S Surfaces,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, 9032 (2015).
  17. S. Cho, C.-F. Chen, and P. P. Mukherjee, “Influence of Microstructure on Impedance Response in Intercalation Electrodes,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 162, A1202 (2015).
  18. P. Barai, K. Smith, C.-F. Chen, G.-H. Kim and P. P. Mukherjee, “Reduced Order Modeling of Mechanical Degradation Induced Performance Decay in Lithium-Ion Battery Porous Electrodes,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 162, A1751 (2015).
  19. C. Lopez, J. Jeevarajan, and P. P. Mukherjee, “Characterization of Lithium-Ion Battery Thermal Abuse Behavior Using Experimental and Computational Analysis,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society162, A2163 (2015).
  20. C. Lopez, J. Jeevarajan, and P. P. Mukherjee, “Experimental Analysis of Thermal Runaway and Propagation in Lithium-Ion Battery Modules,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 162, A1905 (2015).
  21. Z. Liu, H. Deng, and P. P. Mukherjee, “Evaluating Pristine and Modified SnS2 as a Lithium-ion Battery Anode: a First-principles Study,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 4000 (2015).
  22. T. Kotaka, Y. Tabuchi, and P. P. Mukherjee, “Microstructural Analysis of Mass Transport Phenomena in Gas Diffusion Media for High Current Density Operation in PEM Fuel Cells,” Journal of Power Sources, 280, 231 (2015).
  23. Z. Liu, V. Battaglia, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Mesoscale Elucidation of the Influence of Mixing Sequence in Electrode Processing," Langmuir, 30, 15102 (2014).
  24. P. Barai and P. P. Mukherjee"Mechano-Electrochemical Model for Acoustic Emission Characterization in Intercalation Electrodes," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161, F3123 (2014).
  25. C.-F. Chen, P. Barai and P. P. Mukherjee, "Diffusion Induced Damage and Impedance Response in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161, A2138 (2014).
  26. Z. Liu and P. P. Mukherjee,"Microstructure Evolution in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrode Processing," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161, E3248 (2014).
  27. K. An, P. Barai, K. Smith, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Probing the Thermal Implications in Mechanical Degradation of Lithium-ion Battery Electrodes," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161, A1058 (2014).
  28. P. Barai and P. P. Mukherjee, "Stochastic Analysis of Diffusion Induced Damage in Lithium-ion Battery Electrodes," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160, A955 (2013).
  29. K. C. Smith, P. P. Mukherjee, and T. S. Fisher, “Columnar Order in Jammed LiFePO4 Cathodes: Ion Transport Catastrophe and its Mitigation,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics14, 7040 (2012).
  30. F. Liu, N. A. Siddique, and P. P. Mukherjee, "Non-equilibrium Phase Transformation and Particle Shape Effect in LiFePO4 Materials for Li-Ion Batteries," Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, 14, 1 (2011).
  31. P. P. Mukherjee, Q. Kang, and C. Y. Wang, “Pore-Scale Modeling of Two-Phase Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells - Progress and Perspective,” Energy & Environmental Science4, 346 (2011).
  32. Y. Wang, P. P. Mukherjee, J. Mishler, R. Mukundan, and R. L. Borup, “Cold Start of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells: Three-Stage Startup Characterization,” Electrochimica Acta, 55, 2636 (2010).
  33. P. P. Mukherjee, C. Y. Wang, and Q. Kang, “Mesoscopic Modeling of Two-phase Behavior and Flooding Phenomena in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells,” Electrochimica Acta, 54, 6861 (2009). [Listed in the Top 25 Most Cited Articles]
  34. G. T. Teixidor, B. Y. Park, P. P. Mukherjee, Q. Kang, and M. J. Madou, “Modeling of Fractal Electrodes in Li-Ion Batteries,” Electrochimica Acta, 54, 5928 (2009).
  35. P. P. Mukherjee and C. Y. Wang, “Direct Numerical Simulation Modeling of Bi-layer Cathode Catalyst Layers for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 154, B1121 (2007).
  36. P. P. Mukherjee, P. K. Sinha, and C. Y. Wang, “Impact of Gas Diffusion Layer Structure and Wettability on Water Management in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 17, 3089 (2007). [Journal Issue Cover Feature]
  37. G. Wang, P. P. Mukherjee, and C. Y. Wang, “Optimization of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Cathode Catalyst Layers via Direct Numerical Simulation Modeling,” Electrochimica Acta, 52, 6367 (2007).
  38. U. Pasaogullari, P. P. Mukherjee, C. Y. Wang, and K. S. Chen, "Anisotropic Heat and Water Transport in a PEFC Cathode Gas Diffusion Layer", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 154, B823 (2007).
  39. V. P. Schulz, P. P. Mukherjee, J. Becker, A. Wiegmann, and C. Y. Wang, “Modeling of Two-phase Behavior in the Gas Diffusion Medium of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells via Full Morphology Approach,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 154, B419 (2007). [5th Most Cited Article]
  40. P. P. Mukherjee and C. Y. Wang, “Stochastic Microstructure Reconstruction and Direct Numerical Simulation of the PEFC Catalyst Layer,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 153, A840 (2006).
Book Chapters
  1. P. P. Mukherjee, S. Pannala, and J. A. Turner “Modeling and Simulation of Battery Systems,” in Handbook of Battery Materials, 2nd Edition, Ed. C. Daniel, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, Ch. 25 (2011).
  2. P. P. Mukherjee and C. Y. Wang, “Mesoscopic Modeling of Two-Phase Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells,” in Modeling and Diagnostics of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, special issue of Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, Ed. U. Pasaogullari and C. Y. Wang, No. 49, Ch. 8, Springer, New York (2010).
  3. P. P. Mukherjee, G. Wang, and C. Y. Wang, “Direct Numerical Simulation of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Catalyst Layers,” in Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, Ed. R. White et al., No. 40, Ch. 6, Springer, New York (2007).
Conference Proceedings
  1. P. P. Mukherjee, E. Shim, R. Mukundan, and R. L. Borup, “Digital Volume Imaging of the PEFC Gas Diffusion Layer,” ECS Transactions, 33, 1483 (2010).
  2. P. P. Mukherjee, R. Mukundan, and R. L. Borup, “Modeling of Durability Effect on the Flooding Behavior in the PEFC Gas Diffusion Layer,” Proceedings of ASME FuelCell2010, 8th ASME International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference (2010).
  3. P. P. Mukherjee et al., “Heat and Water Transport in a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Electrode,” Proceedings of the ASME International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-14) (2010).
  4. P. P. Mukherjee, Q. Kang, R. Mukundan, and R. L. Borup, “Numerical Modeling of Two-Phase Behavior in the PEFC Gas Diffusion Layer,” ECS Transactions, 26, 97 (2010).
  5. P. P. Mukherjee, R. Mukundan, J. Spendelow, J. R. Davey, R. L. Borup, D. S. Hussey, D. L. Jacobson, and M. Arif, “High Resolution Neutron Imaging of Water in the Polymer Electrolyte Membrane,” ECS Transactions, 25, 505 (2009).
  6. P. P. Mukherjee, “Capillarity, Wettability and Interfacial Dynamics in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells,” Keynote Paper, Proceedings of the ASME 7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels (2009).
  7. P. P. Mukherjee and C. Y. Wang, “Mesoscopic Modeling of Liquid Water Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells,” ECS Transactions, 16, 2125 (2008).
  8. P. P. Mukherjee and C. Y. Wang, “A Catalyst Layer Flooding Model for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells,” Proceedings of ASME FuelCell2008, 6th ASME International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference (2008).
  9. P. P. Mukherjee and C. Y. Wang, “Modeling of Catalyst Layer Surface Coverage and Volume Blockage Owing to Liquid Water in a PEFC,” ECS Transactions, 3, 1085 (2006).
  10. V. P. Schulz, P. P. Mukherjee, J. Becker, A. Wiegmann, and C. Y. Wang, “Numerical Evaluation of Effective Gas Diffusivity – Saturation Dependence of Uncompressed and Compressed Gas Diffusion Media in PEFCs,” ECS Transactions, 3, 1069 (2006).