Multiphysics Coupling in Lithium-ion Batteries

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

2:30pm - 3:45pm

320 Lavery Hall, Virginia Tech Campus

Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

North Carolina State University


Li-ion batteries is one of promising energy storage systems for power tools and electric vehicles due to their high specific capacity and energy density. However, it is observed that repeated cycling leads battery material fracture, degradation and aging, and it could eventually result in irreversible capacity retention. Mechanical, thermal, and electrochemical coupled models were developed at different length-scales to better identify determining factors affecting Li-ion battery performance under a wide range of current rates (C-rates). The developed numerical and computational models can be used in various battery chemistries for better design energy storage systems with higher C-rates and longer cycle life.


Dr. Shadow Huang is an Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University (NC State). She is also Associate Director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility. She was trained at the University of Pittsburgh (MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science). Prior joining NC State, she was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT. At NC State, Dr. Huang teaches and conducts research in the areas of mechanics of materials, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, continuum mechanics and nonlinear elasticity. Dr. Huang’s research programs are centered on investigating degradation mechanisms in lithium battery materials via experimental, theoretical and computational approaches. Dr. Huang was the Chair of ASME Nanomaterials for Energy Technical Committee from 2013-2015 and a Guest Editor of the ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine in 2014-2015. Dr. Huang is a NSF CAREER award recipient in 2016.