Bernardo Orvananos

Katsuyo Thornton

L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor

2022 HH Dow
T: (734) 615-1498



B.S.E. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey
M.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

I study Li-ion battery cathodes. I create mathematical models and use high performance computing in order to simulate the charge and discharge of the batteries at the molecular level. These simulations are performed using phase field method and the smoothed boundary method, by which the electrochemical processes can be modeled accounting for complex microstructures. The chemistries that I have studied include lithium cobalt oxide and lithium iron phosphate.