Kristin Persson

Kristin Persson

Title
Professor
Department
Dept of Materials Science and Engineering
Phone
(510) 486-7218
Fax
(510) 643-5792
Research Expertise and Interest
Lithium-ion Batteries, multivalent batteries, organic electrolytes, polar materials, datamining of materials properties for energy applications
Research Description

The Persson Group studies the physics and chemistry of materials using atomistic computational methods and high-performance computing technology, particularly for clean energy production and storage applications.

Professor Persson directs the Materials Project which is a multi-institution, multi-national effort to compute the properties of all inorganic materials and provide the data and associated analysis algorithms to researchers free of charge. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to drastically reduce the time needed to invent new materials by focusing costly and time-consuming experiments on compounds that show the most promise computationally. Within the Persson group, we use our expertise in materials informatics and the high-throughput infrastructure of the Materials Project to design novel photocatalysts, multi-valent battery electrode materials, piezoelectrics, Li-ion battery electrode materials and electrolytes for beyond-Li energy storage solutions.

Previous work includes understanding the properties of Li-graphene, phase transformations in the high-voltage Ni-Mn spinel, the intercalation mechanism in the Li excess materials, novel oxide photocatalysts, novel multi-valent cathodes and the correlation between solvation structure and electrolyte performance in multi-valent electrolytes.

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September 21, 2022

New institute brings together chemistry and machine learning to tackle climate change

Imagine a technology that could remove planet-warming emissions from smokestacks, turn moisture in the air into drinking water and transform carbon dioxide into clean energy. A new UC Berkeley institute will bring together top machine learning and chemistry researchers to make this vision a reality, and a Bay Area foundation is providing a substantial gift to launch and enable this work at UC Berkeley over the next five years.
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