MS&E Program: Ph.D. Student Danielle Applestone Develops New Alloy Anodes
Danielle Applestone, a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science & Engineering Graduate Program, is testing new anode materials to see how they perform against commercial batteries used in laptops and cellphones.
Applestone developed the new alloy anodes and, so far, they show potential to outperform mainstream batteries that employ carbon-based anodes and are found in lithium-ion batteries used in many electronic devices. At this moment, she faces an exciting and also daunting venture: three of her materials compositions are being licensed, and she plans to form a startup when she graduates next semester with the sole purpose of moving the materials from the lab to large-scale production.
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