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David L. Wood, III

Energy & Transportation Science Division, ORNL

Biography

Dr. David L. Wood, III is a Senior Staff Scientist and University of Tennessee Bredesen Center Faculty Member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researching novel electrode architectures, mass transport phenomena, solid-liquid surface chemistry, advanced processing methods, manufacturing science, and materials characterization for low-temperature fuel cells, PEM electrolyzers, lithium-ion batteries, and sodium-ion batteries, and has been employed there since 2009.  He is also the former ORNL Fuel Cell Technologies Program Manager (2011-2018), the former Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Team and Group Leader (2015-2017), and a well-known energy conversion and storage researcher with an industrial and academic career that began in 1995.  From 1997 to 2002, he was employed by General Motors Corporation and SGL Carbon Group, excelling at applied R&D related to automotive and stationary PEFC technology.  Later work (2003-2009) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Cabot Corporation focused on elucidation of key chemical degradation mechanisms, development of accelerated testing methods, and component development.  Dr. Wood received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1994, his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Electrochemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2007.  He was part of two LANL research teams that won the DOE Hydrogen Program R&D Award for outstanding achievement in 2005 and 2009.  He was also part of the Cabot Corporation Direct Methanol Fuel Cell team, which won the Samuel W. Bodman Award for Excellence in 2008.  Dr. Wood was also the 2011 winner of the ORNL Early Career Award for Engineering Accomplishment and led a team that won both a 2013 R&D 100 award and 2014 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) award with Porous Power Technologies.  He has received 18 patents and patent applications, authored 86 refereed journal articles and transactions papers, and authored 2 book chapters.  Dr. Wood has managed an average annual ORNL budget of $9-10M related to hydrogen infrastructure issues, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, and roll-to-roll manufacturing science.


Publications

Recent Publications:

  1. N.D. Rago, J. Li, Y. Sheng, D.L. Wood, III, L.A. Steele, J. Lamb, C. Grosso, K. Fenton, and I. Bloom, “Effect of Binder on the Overcharge Response in LiFePO4-Containing Cells,” Journal of Power Sources, 450, 227595 (2020).
  2. R. Sahore, D.L. Wood, III, A.J. Kukay, K.M. Grady, J. Li, and I. Belharouak, “Towards Understanding of Cracking During Drying of Thick Aqueous-Processed LiNi0.8Mn0.1Co0.1O2 Cathodes”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Accepted, 2020.
  3. N.D. Rago, D.G. Graczyk, Y. Tsai, S.R. Naik, J. Li, Z. Du, D.L. Wood, III, L.A. Steele, J. Lamb, S. Spangler, C. Grosso, K. Fenton, and I. Bloom, “Effect of Overcharge on Li(Ni0.5Mn0.3Co0.2)O2/Graphite Cells–Effect of Binder,” Journal of Power Sources, 448, 227414 (2020).
  4. A. Davoodabadi, J. Li, H. Zhou, D.L. Wood III, T.J. Singler, and C. Jin, “Effect of Calendering and Temperature on Electrolyte Wetting in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes,” Journal of Energy Storage, 26, 101034 (2019).
  5. C. Mao, R.E. Ruther, L. Geng, Z. Li, D.N. Leonard, H.M. Meyer, III, R.L. Sacci, and D.L. Wood, III, “Evaluation of Gas Formation and Improved Cycle Performance Driven by Crossover Effect in High Voltage Lithium-Ion Batteries with Ni-Rich NMC Cathodes,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 43235–43243 (2019).
  6. D.L. Wood, III, J. Li, and S.J. An, “Formation Challenges of Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing,” Joule, 3, 2884–2888 (2019). (Invited)
  7. M. Wood, J. Li, R.E. Ruther, C. Daniel, I. Belharouak, and D.L. Wood, III, “Chemical Stability and Long-Term Cell Performance of Low-Cobalt, Ni-Rich Cathodes Prepared by Aqueous Processing for High-Energy Li-Ion Batteries,” Energy Storage Materials, 24, 188–197 (2020).
  8. L. David, D. Mohanty, L. Geng, R.E. Ruther, A.S. Sefat, E. Cakmak, G.M. Veith, H.M. Meyer, III, H. Wang, and D.L. Wood, III, , “High-Voltage Performance of Ni-Rich NCA Cathodes: Linking Operating Voltage with Cathode Degradation,” ChemElectroChem, 6, 5571–5580, 2019.
  9. Z. Du, C.J. Janke, J. Li, and D.L. Wood, III, “High-Speed Electron Beam Curing of Thick Electrodes for High Energy Density Li-Ion Batteries,” Green Energy & Environment, 4, 375–381 (2019).
  10. N.D. Rago, J.K. Basco, A. Vu, J. Li, K. Hays, Y. Sheng, D.L. Wood, III, and I. Bloom, “Effect of Formation Protocol: Cells Containing Si-Graphite Composite Electrodes,” Journal of Power Sources, 435, 126548 (2019).
  11. N.D. Rago, Z. Du, Y. Sheng, J. Li, D.L. Wood, III, L.A. Steele, J. Lamb, S. Spangler, C. Grosso, K. Fenton, and I. Bloom, “Effect of Overcharge on Lithium-ion Cells: Si/Graphite Anodes,” Journal of Power Sources, 432, 73–81 (2019).
  12. K. Rollag, D. Juarez-Robles, Z. Du, D.L. Wood, III, and P.P. Mukherjee, “Drying Temperature and Capillarity-Driven Crack Formation in Aqueous Processing of Li-Ion Battery Electrodes,” ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2, 4464–4476 (2019).
  13. S.J. An, J. Li, C. Daniel, and D.L. Wood, III, “Effects of Ultraviolet Light Treatment in Ambient Air on Lithium-Ion Battery Graphite and PVDF Binder,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 166, A1121–A1126 (2019).
  14. A. Davoodabadi, J. Li, Y. Liang, D.L. Wood, III, T.J. Singler, and C. Jin, “Analysis of Electrolyte Imbibition Through Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes,” Journal of Power Sources, 424, 193–203 (2019).
  15. L. David, K. Dahlberg, D. Mohanty, R.E. Ruther, A. Huq, M. Chi, S.J. An, C. Mao, D.M. King, L. Stevenson, and D.L. Wood, III, “Unveiling the Role of Al2O3 in Preventing Surface Reconstruction During High-Voltage Cycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries,” ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2, 1308–1313 (2019).
  16. Z. Du, D.L. Wood, III, and I. Belharouak, “Enabling Fast Charging of High Energy Density Li-Ion Cells with High Lithium Transport Electrolytes,” Electrochemistry Communications, 103, 109–113 (2019).
  17. A. Davoodabadi, J. Li, Y. Liang, R. Wang, H. Zhou, D.L. Wood, III, T.J. Singler, and C. Jin, “Characterization of Surface Free Energy of Composite Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165, A2493–A2501 (2018). [3, Web of Science]
  18. C. Mao, S.J. An, H.M. Meyer, III, J. Li, M. Wood, R.E. Ruther, and D.L. Wood, III, “Balancing Formation Time and Electrochemical Performance of High Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries,” Journal of Power Sources, 402, 107–115 (2018). [1, Web of Science]
  19. K.A. Hays, B. Key, J. Li, D.L. Wood, III, and G.M. Veith, Correction to “Si Oxidation and H2 Gassing During Aqueous Slurry Preparation for Li-Ion Battery Anodes,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122, 18194 (2018).
  20. K.A. Hays, B. Key, J. Li, D.L. Wood, III, and G.M. Veith, “Si Oxidation and H2 Gassing During Aqueous Slurry Preparation for Li-Ion Battery Anodes,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122, 9746–9754 (2018). [1, Web of Science]
  21. L. David, R.E. Ruther, D. Mohanty, H.M. Meyer, III, Y. Sheng, C. Daniel, and D.L. Wood, III, “Identifying Failure Mechanisms in Lithium-Ion Batteries with Coating Defects at the Cathode,” Applied Energy, 231, 446–455 (2018).

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