- Relate the micro structure to the transport properties for nano electrode. Understanding how specific nano structure like coating, core-shell, hierarchical will change the thermal transport.
- Choose appropriate parameter transmission framework (network, HMM and others) for micro to meso and macro. Now the candidate model is multi-scale network method.
- Using macro scale simulation (COMSOL) to analyze how the micro and mesoscopic geo parameter will affect the whole battery performance.
1. Multi-scale informatics
With the emerging of nano science, scientist collected a lot of interesting information from micro structures, which is . However, the engineering paradigm is still macro modeling. How to accommodate the new information became a critical issue. I am building up the "multi-scale informatics" thinking. my idea about material transport properties while doing senior design. I am trying to link the nano structure material transport properties to macro properties. But I just started and looking forward to discover more topics to talk about.
2. Complex system and design optimization Also , I am interested in thinking about engineering from complex system and using data analysis . Complexity is one of the major characteristics for the future technology development. Using data tools to facilitate science exploration and engineering design is my prospective for the future. As a consequence, I am reading about graph theories and applied them into a complex network analysis. You may find it out on my web http://www.letianwang.me/network-analysis.html. I also came up with an idea using data to facilitate the electrode research for Lithium-ion battery: http://www.letianwang.me/engineering-design-for-nano-electrode.html