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Stanley Whittingham

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science



W. Stanley Whittingham's research interest and expertise includes elucidation of the limiting mechanisms, chemical and structural, of intercalation reactions using a variety of synthetic and characterization approaches, both in-situ and ex-situ. Development of new materials and new synthetic approaches.

The research interests of the materials chemistry group are in the preparation and chemical and physical properties of novel inorganic oxide materials. Much of their effort is targeted at finding new materials for advancing energy storage. Recently they have discerned the critical role that single-phase reactions play in the discharge of battery electrodes. Their goal is to significantly improve the storage ability of electrochemical devices so as to make renewable solar and wind energy viable, also to enable electric vehicle range and cost. Their research involves much materials characterization at the major National Laboratories.


  • BA, MA, PhD, Oxford University, England


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2006-2007
  • Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate 2015
  • ISSI Senior Scientist Award 2017

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