Energy Conversion and Storage
Supervising Faculty: Dr. Jianlin Li
I was raised in Cloverport, KY and finished my high school studies at Western Kentucky University as a graduate of the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in chemical engineering in 2017. Since moving to Knoxville to join the Bredesen Center, I have enjoyed kayaking, fishing, and hiking in area parks, playing sports, and learning to cook!
My research interests include:
- Aqueous processing of energy-dense lithium-ion battery cathodes
- Colloidal phenomena in lithium-ion battery electrode dispersions
- Templating cathode architectures for energy and power-dense lithium-ion batteries
- All-solid-state lithium metal battery cathode development
ORNL Undergraduate Research Profile: Blake Hawley
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville - May 2017
Google Scholar: W. Blake Hawley
Kukay, R. Sahore, A. Parejiya, W. B. Hawley, J. Li, D. L. Wood III, Aqueous Ni-rich-cathode dispersions processed with phosphoric acid for lithium-ion batteries with ultra-thick electrodes, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 581 (2021) 635-643. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2020.07.144.
Bai, W. B. Hawley, C. J. Jafta, N. Muralidharan, B. J. Polzin, I. Belharouak, Sustainable recycling of cathode scraps via Cyrene-based separation, SM&T 25 (2020) e00202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00202.
B. Hawley, A. Parejiya, Y. Bai, H. M. Meyer III, D. L. Wood III, J. Li, Lithium and transition metal dissolution due to aqueous processing in lithium-ion battery cathode active materials, J. Power Sources 466 (2020) 228315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228315.
Kukay, R. Sahore, A. Parejiya, W. B. Hawley, J. Li, D. L. Wood III, Corrosion mitigation and increased discharge capacity in aqueous processed thick cathodes using phosphoric acid additives, ECSarXiv. https://doi.org/10.1149/osf.io/jwymp.
B. Hawley, J. Li, Beneficial rheological properties of lithium-ion battery cathode slurries from elevated mixing and coating temperatures, J. Energy Storage 26 (2019) 100994. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2019.100994.
B. Hawley, J. Li, Electrode manufacturing for lithium-ion batteries-Analysis of current and next generation processing, J. Energy Storage 25 (2019) 100862. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2019.100862.