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BRINKMAN RESEARCH GROUP

Energy Materials Research Laboratory (EMRL)

BRINKMAN RESEARCH GROUP

@ Clemson University

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We are the Brinkman Research Group at Clemson Univerity located in Clemson, South Carolina. We have a large collection of research and publications for you to browse at your convenience. 

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ABOUT BRINKMAN RESEARCH GROUP

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Our News

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Our Research

The Brinkman Research Group focuses on energy materials including solid state ionics for energy conversion and storage, nuclear materials and experimental thermodynamics of materials.

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Our Publications

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RESEARCH INITIATIVES

Below are a few projects we are currently focusing on:

Ceramic Waste Forms for Nuclear Energy: Design of hierarchical materials that incorporate a wide range of radionuclides to broaden the available disposal options and to lower the storage and disposal costs associated with advanced nuclear fuel cycles.
Solid State Ionics for Energy Conversion and Storage : Development of new materials where the transport of ions play an essential role including solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), solid-state Li-ion batteries, membrane separations and fuels synthesis

Experimental Thermodynamics : Thermodynamic measurements such as calorimetry, provide a direct measure of the energetics of defect formation reactions as well as the formation energies of the resulting structures. This information is essential for the rational design of materials and prediction of their long-term performance and stability.

OUR MEMBERS

BRINKMAN RESEARCH GROUP

Prof. Brinkman’s research is focused on energy materials including formation, thermodynamic properties, structure and behavior of ceramic composites in diverse application areas including solid oxide fuel cells and ionic membrane systems, solid- state lithium batteries, and ceramics for nuclear waste immobilization. To learn more about our research group members, click the button below:

OUR MEMBERS

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Kyle S. Brinkman

CECAS Dean’s Associate Professor

Dr. Yuqing Meng

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Mingyang Zhao

Ph.D. Candidate

Robert Grote

Ph.D. Candidate

OUR SUPPORTERS