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David Wood

Materials Science & Technology Division, ORNL

Biography

David Wood is a Senior Staff Scientist and the Fuel Cell Technologies Program Manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory specializing in advanced processing methods, manufacturing science, component development, and materials characterization for secondary lithium ion batteries (LIBs) and low-temperature fuel cells. His current research areas are colloidal chemistry optimization for battery electrode dispersions, coating and drying technology for battery and fuel cell electrodes, new materials for high-energy LIB anodes and cathodes, non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of battery electrode coatings, mass-transport phenomena in electrochemical systems, applied surface and materials chemistry in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), LIB solid-electrolyte interface (SEI) layer formation time reduction, and novel electrode architectures for energy storage and conversion. He also specializes in complex experimental design, novel methods of materials characterization, porous media characterization, corrosion analysis of thin films, and electrochemical measurement techniques. Since 2012, Wood has managed an annual ORNL budget of about $7.8M.


Publications

N. Gallego, C. Contescu, H.M. Meyer, J.Y. Howe, R.A. Meisner, E.A. Payzant, M.J. Lance, S. Yoon, M. Denlinger, and D.L. Wood, “Advanced Surface and Microstructural Characterization of Natural Graphite Anodes for Lithium Secondary Batteries,” Carbon, Accepted, 2014.

D. Mohanty, J. Li, R. Born, L.C. Maxey, R.B. Dinwiddie, C. Daniel, and D.L. Wood, “Non-Destructive Evaluation of Slot-Die-Coated Lithium Secondary Battery Electrodes by In-Line Laser Caliper and IR Thermography Methods,” Analytical Methods, 6, 674–683 (2014).

D. Mohanty, A. Safa-Sefat, J. Li, R.A. Meisner, A.J. Rondinone, E.A. Payzant, D.P. Abraham, D.L. Wood, and C. Daniel, “Correlating Cation Ordering and Voltage Fade in a Lithium-Manganese-Rich Layered-Layered Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Oxide; a Joint Magnetic Susceptibility and TEM Study,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15, 19496–19509 (2013).

D. Mohanty, A. Huq, E.A. Payzant, A. Safa-Sefat, J. Li, D.P. Abraham, D.L. Wood, and C. Daniel, “Neutron Diffraction and Magnetic Susceptibility Studies on a High-Voltage Li1.2Mn0.55Ni0.15Co0.10O2 Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode; an Insight to the Crystal Structure,” Chemistry of Materials, 25, 4064–4070 (2013).

D. Mohanty, A. Safa-Sefat, S. Kalnaus, J. Li, R.A. Meisner, E.A. Payzant, D.P. Abraham, D.L. Wood, and C. Daniel, “Investigating Phase Transformation in Li1.2Co0.1Mn0.55Ni0.15O2 Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode During High-Voltage Hold (4.5 V) via Magnetic, X-ray Diffraction and Electron Microscopy Studies,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1, 6249–6261 (2013).

J. Li, B.L. Armstrong, J. Kiggans, C. Daniel, and D.L. Wood, “Optimization of Multicomponent Aqueous Suspensions of LiFePO4 Nanoparticles and Carbon Black for Lithium Ion Battery Cathodes,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 405, 118–124 (2013).

D. Mohanty, S. Kalnaus, R.A. Meisner, A. Safa-Sefat, J. Li, K.J. Rhodes, E.A. Payzant, D.L. Wood, and C. Daniel “Structural Transformation in a Li1.2Co0.1Mn0.55Ni0.15O2 Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode During High-Voltage Hold,” RSC Advances, 3, 7479–7485 (2013).

D. Mohanty, S. Kalnaus, R.A. Meisner, K.J. Rhodes, E.A. Payzant, D.L. Wood, and C. Daniel, “Structural Transformation of a Lithium-Rich Li1.2Co0.1Mn0.55Ni0.15O2 Cathode During High Voltage Cycling Resolved by In-Situ X-Ray Diffraction,” Journal of Power Sources, 229, 239–248 (2013).

J. Li, B.L. Armstrong, J. Kiggans, C. Daniel, and D.L. Wood, “Lithium Ion Cell Performance Enhancement Using Aqueous LiFePO4 Cathode Dispersions and Polyethyleneimine Dispersant,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 160, A201–A206 (2013).

R.C. Bowman, Jr., E.A. Payzant, P.R. Wilson, D.P. Pearson, A. Ledovskikh, D. Danilov, P.H.L. Notten, K. An, H.D. Skorpenske, and D.L. Wood, “Characterization and Analyses of Degradation and Recovery of LaNi4.78Sn0.22 Hydrides Following Thermal Aging,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 580, S207–S210 (2013).

J. Li, C. Rulison, J. Kiggans, C. Daniel, and D.L. Wood, “Superior Performance of LiFePO4 Aqueous Dispersions via Corona Treatment and Surface Energy Optimization,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 159, A1152–A1157 (2012).

J. Li, B.L. Armstrong, J. Kiggans, C. Daniel, and D.L. Wood, “Optimization of LiFePO4 Nanoparticle Suspensions with Polyethyleneimine for Aqueous Processing,” Langmuir, 28, 3783–3790 (2012).

J. Li, C. Daniel, and D.L. Wood, “Materials Processing for Lithium-Ion Batteries,” Journal of Power Sources, 196, 2452–2460 (2011).

J. Xie, F. Xu, D.L. Wood, K.L. More, T.A. Zawodzinski, and W.H. Smith, “Influence of Ionomer Content on the Structure and Performance of PEFC Membrane Electrode Assemblies,” Electrochimica Acta, 55, 7404–7412 (2010).

D.L. Wood and R.L. Borup, “Estimation of Mass-Transport Overpotentials During Long-Term PEMFC Operation,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 157, B1251–B1262 (2010).

D.L. Wood, C. Rulison, and R.L. Borup, “Surface Properties of PEMFC Gas Diffusion Layers,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 157, B195–B206 (2010).

D.L. Wood, J. Chlistunoff, J. Majewski, and R.L. Borup, “Nafion Structural Phenomena at Platinum and Carbon Interfaces,” Journal of The American Chemical Society, 131, 18096–18104 (2009).

R. Borup, J. Meyers, B. Pivovar, Y.S. Kim, N. Garland, D. Myers, R. Mukundan, M. Wilson, F. Garzon, D. Wood et al., “Scientific Aspects of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Durability and Degradation,” Chemical Reviews, 107, 3904–3951 (2007).

R. Borup, J. Davey, F. Garzon, D. Wood, and M. Inbody, “PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalyst Durability Measurements,” Journal of Power Sources, 163, 76–81 (2006).

J. Xie, D.L. Wood, K.L. More, P. Atanassov, and R.L. Borup, “Microstructural Changes of Membrane Electrode Assemblies During PEFC Durability Testing at High Humidity Conditions,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 152, A1011–A1020 (2005).

J. Xie, D.L. Wood, D.M. Wayne, T.A. Zawodzinski, P. Atanassov, and R.L. Borup, “Durability of PEFCs at High Humidity Conditions,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 152, A104–A113 (2005).

D.L. Wood, J.S. Yi, and T.V. Nguyen, “Effect of Direct Liquid Water Injection and Interdigitated Flow Field on the Performance of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells,” Electrochimica Acta, 43, 3795?3809 (1998).


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