Wayne State University


The Arava Research Group is interested in fundamental electrochemical principles underlying in energy systems such as batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells. We design variety of nanomaterials and understand their transport phenomena, electrode kinetics, electrocatalytic activity, and thermal and electrochemical stabilities under extreme environments using insitu Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy coupled Raman Spectroscopy (SECM-Raman) technique. Our diverse activities in terms of applications include developing high energy and safe batteries for electric vehicles, micro-batteries to power micro-sensors, and flexible hybrid energy devices for wearable assistive technologies.