Current research projects

The Sparks Research Group has done work in many areas related to energy including thermoelectrics, phase change materials, proppant, biogasification, batteries, dynamic electrochromic windows and more.

We also do extensive work on materials informatics which leverage big data in materials science to accelerate new materials discovery. You can see our websites for batteries, thermoelectrics, superhard materials and more. You can read about how thermoelectrics work here. Finally, you can see our elemental abundance calculator here.

Find below a few posters highlighting some of our recent work. (click on any image to enlarge)