October 20, 2022: We published a paper on impingement heat transfer related to vented gas jets emerging from a failing Li-ion battery. This is the first study of its kind experimentally measuring the impingement heat transfer rates for these jet flows! The paper is available for download for a limited time, here.
August 5, 2022: Weisi Li graduated with his PhD in Technology! Congrats Weisi!
December 7, 2021: Check out our open-access publication on CFD simulations of venting in Li-ion cells.
November 23, 2021: James Rieser passed his MS thesis defense! Congrats James!
November 4, 2021: Beau Burbrink passed his MS thesis defense! Congrats Beau!
July 14, 2021: Luis Maldonado passed his MS thesis defense! Congrats Luis!
May 27, 2021: We added two new li-ion battery vent cap CT scans to our publicly available database. Download the LG M36 cap and the K2 18650E cap.
May 15, 2021: It's official... Purdue Polytechnic is now an NSF REU Site providing a unique research experience for undergraduate students. Learn more and apply here.
May 3, 2021: Luis Maldonado passed his MS proposal! Congrats Luis!
April 12, 2021: Dr. Ostanek received the Purdue Teaching Academy's Award for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Thank you to those supporting Dr. Ostanek for this award!
April 9, 2021: Weisi Li passed his PhD preliminary exam! Congrats Weisi!
January 26, 2021: Our new CFD meshing PC has arrived. Our large-mesh simulations will be no problem now!
January 18, 2021: Two undergraduate research assistants are joining ATFL this semester. Dylan Poe and Connor Pierson are both working on Li-ion battery safety. Welcome to the group!
November 19, 2020: Carl Shi has passed his MS Thesis defense! Congratulations Carl!
November 16, 2020: Weisi Li and Luis Maldonado gave a virtual presentation on their research projects at the 2020 ASME IMECE conference. Nice job!
October 27, 2020: Computed tomography scans of li-ion battery vent caps are now publicly available for download. Two battery caps are available: MTI 18650 and LG MJ1.
September 24, 2020: Dr. Ostanek and Luis visited the DigIndy tunnel for a photo shoot with our sponsors at Citizens Energy Group.
September 12, 2020: Weisi's paper was accepted for publication "Comparison of Current Interrupt Device and Vent Design for 18650 Format Lithium-ion Battery Caps", Journal of Energy Storage. Congrats, Weisi!
August 31, 2020: Dr. Mohammad Parhizi joins ATFL as a post-doctoral researcher, focusing on li-ion battery safety. Welcome, Dr. Parhizi!