Brooklyn College | City University of New York


Professor Sophia N. Suarez, Physics

Welcome to the Materials Research Laboratory

One of the most important challenges facing the world today is energy storage.  We have renewable energies (wind, solar, hydro) but harnessing their potential for consumers use requires technologies such as fuel cells and redox flow batteries.  Our primary objective is on characterizing the ion transport in possible electrolytes for these devices using NMR and IS as a function of both pressure and temperature.  Ionic liquids are also of interest, especially those intended for use in supercapacitors and nuclear waste recycling applications.