Lab News

  • Dr. Kalra Receives NSF Award To Study Conjugated Block Copolymers (more)

  • Drs. Kalra And Lau Receive NSF Grant To Study Electrodes For Supercapacitors (more)

  • Richa Singhal Receives 2015 ECS Student Travel Award (more)

  • Prof. Kalra Receives the AICHE DVS Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award (more)

  • Prof. Kalra received the College of Engineering's Outstanding Research Award for Assistant Professor

  • Prof. Kalra Receives 2014 CBE Outstanding Research Award (more)



Welcome to the Nanofibers for Energy Storage and Conversion Laboratory at Drexel University. We combine experiments and simulations to study structure-property performance correlation in nanofiber-based novel materials for energy storage and conversion devices including fuel cells, super-capacitors, batteries and solar cells.

To this end, we have two primary research thrusts in our group. We seek to understand the science of equilibrium and non-equilibrium material assembly under external fields such as extensional flow and nano-confinement using both experiments and computational modeling and simulations. In addition, we seek to develop unique design strategies to achieve material architectures that provide novel combinations of functionalities and simultaneous transport of multiple species with the aim to develop efficient energy storage and conversion devices such as supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells.

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