Materials science student Will Huddleston wins poster contest

Materials science researchWill Huddleston, a materials science and engineering graduate student, won a student poster contest at the American Ceramic Society’s Electronic Materials and Applications Conference in January with a poster titled, “Freeze casting of LAGP for 3D textured solid-state structural electrolytes.” 
Huddleston works with the Case School of Engineering’s Electroceramics Group, a lab led by Alp Sehirlioglu, the Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, that studies the processing-structure-property relationships in electronic ceramics with applications in energy conversion storage materials and 2-D behavior.

Huddleston’s paper focussed on developing processing-structure-property relationships for freeze casting of Li1.5Al0.5Ge1.5P3O12 electrolyte material for all-solid-state structural lithium-ion batteries. This work sought to provide a textured 3-D electrolyte scaffold with large interfacial surface area for high power discharge and hierarchical porosity for accommodation of active material volume changes during electrochemical cycling.
Learn more about the Electroceramics Group.