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About the article
Prabhakar R. Bandaru
Prabhakar R. Bandaru is a Professor of Materials Science in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). He has worked extensively in energy storage systems, including electrochemical capacitors (ECs) in terms of the fundamental materials physics and chemistry. He also pioneered the use of novel one-dimensional (e.g. nanotube and nanowire) and two-dimensional (e.g. graphene) nanostructures for new modalities in electrochemical storage and electronics.
Hidenori Yamada is a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCSD. He considered the limitations imposed by the electronic density of states in limiting the maximum current that could be obtained in electrochemical devices and contributed extensively on relevant quantum mechanical interpretations.
Rajaram Narayanan is a graduate student in the Nanoengineering department at UCSD and avidly pursues electrochemical analysis of low-dimensional carbon nanostructures. He pioneered the use of thin layer electrochemistry for reducing diffusional limitations in ECs and multi-scale hierarchical charge storage.
Mark Hoefer is presently a Research Engineer at Bosch, Germany. Mark graduated with a PhD from the University of California, San Diego, in 2012 with a thesis on the Electrochemical implications of defects in carbon nanostructures. He pioneered the harness of charged defects for controlled capacitive storage.
Published Online: 2017-03-16