Prof. Leon L. Shaw's Group


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Leon L. Shaw, PhD
Professor of Materials Engineering
Rowe Family Endowed Chair in Sustainable Energy
Director for the Center of Energy Storage and Conversion

Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology
Room 205, Engineering 1 Building
10 W. 32nd Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-567-3844


Dr. Shaw's energy team at IIT focuses on synthesis and processing of nanomaterials for energy and structural applications. The current projects include:

  • Investigation of novel hydrogen storage materials for fuel cell vehicles.
  • Synthesis and fabrication of novel electrode chemistry and architecture for electrochemical capacitors, Li-ion and Na-ion batteries
  • Solid freeform fabrication of novel solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) with graded composition and microstructure
  • Integrated mechanical and thermal activation (IMTA) processing of nanostructured WC/Co, SiC and Si3N4 with superior mechanical properties