Hui-Chia Yu

Katsuyo Thornton

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

2022 HH Dow
T: (734) 615-1498



B.S. Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

My current research focuses on meso- and micro-scale modeling and simulations of electrochemical dynamics of lithium-ion battery and solid oxide fuel cell electrodes. Upon the development of the models, the thermodynamics and kinetics of the electrochemistry for the reaction, mass transport, and phase transformation in the electrode materials are studied. The complex microstructures of the electrodes, which is important for evaluating the actually electrode performance, are also considered in details in the simulations. Many different techniques, such as phase field method and smoothed boundary method, are developed and employed for the computational implementations.