1994 Ph.D., Texas A&M University
1986 M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Area(s) of Expertise
The research activity in Prof. Mukerjee’s group is an interdisciplinary approach encompassing the areas of solid state chemistry, spectroscopy, and electrochemistry of electrode materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. The current focus is targeted towards technologies for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells and for batteries, these encompass electrocatalysis of oxygen reduction, CO tolerance and methanol oxidation reactions, elevated temperature polymer electrolyte membranes, advanced rechargeable batteries with nickel metal hydrides and lithium insertion electrodes for lithium ion and lithium polymer batteries.
The emphasis is to develop new novel electrode materials for both electrocatalysis as well as intercalation and to investigate mechanisms of electrode processes using advanced synchrotron based in situ techniques. The synchrotron based spectroscopic technique of X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) offers unique insights into electrode processes by providing simultaneous electronic and structural information of the electrode materials under actual in situ cell operating conditions. XAS with its element specificity and ability to probe changes in the chemical (oxidation state, corrosion etc.) and the short-range atomic order is especially relevant due to applicability to complex nano-crystalline and amorphous systems. This electrode substrate information is complimented by use of synchrotron based in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) and IR spectroscopy, both possessing advantages of higher resolution and, in the case of IR spectroscopy, the ability to measure in the far infrared, thus extending the scope and quality of these measurements.
317 Egan Research Center
Where to put all the energy
Northeastern University convened experts from industry, government, and academia last week to discuss advancements in next-generation energy storage and battery technologies as well as their commercial viability, which could have a major impact in addressing global challenges in areas such as energy consumption, materials shortages, and climate change.
The future’s most pressing energy questions
Top researchers, entrepreneurs, scholars, and policymakers from Massachusetts and Switzerland convened at Northeastern University on Friday for an energy summit, where participants discussed innovations and strategies to address climate change and a range of other global energy challenges.
Northeastern to host Renewable Energy Storage Symposium
Alternative energy sources are often touted as the solution to the waning global supply of oil and mounting evidence of carbon-induced climate change.
Chemistry Professor Named Fellow of The Electrochemical Society
Sanjeev Mukerjee has been named a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society in recognition of his scientific achievements and service to the Society.
Battery Experts Power Up and Talk About Plane Problems
Lithium-ion battery experts, and Northeastern University faculty members, Sanjeev Mukerjee and K.M. Abraham weigh in on recent problems with the batteries on Boeing 787s.