Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 1 hour / session, 3 sessions / week


10.50 Analysis of Transport Phenomena

Course Description

10.626 introduces principles and mathematical models of electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Students study equivalent circuits, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, transport phenomena, electrostatics, porous media, and phase transformations. In addition, this course includes applications to batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and electrokinetics


Chapters from the following books are recommended as readings for the course:

Buy at Amazon Newman, John, and Karen E. Thomas-Alyea. Electrochemical Systems. 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2004. ISBN: 9780471477563.

Buy at Amazon Bard, Allen J., and Larry R. Faulkner. Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications. 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2000. ISBN: 9780471043720.

Buy at Amazon O' Hayre, Ryan, Suk-Won Cha, Whitney Colella, and Fritz B. Prinz. Fuel Cell Fundamentals. 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2009. ISBN: 9780470258439.

Buy at Amazon Huggins, Robert A. Advanced Batteries: Materials Science Aspects. Springer, 2008. ISBN: 9780387764238.

Buy at Amazon Prentice, Geoffrey A. Electrochemical Engineering Principles. Prentice Hall, 1990. ISBN: 9780132490382.

Buy at Amazon Deen, William M. Analysis of Transport Phenomena. Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780195084948.

Buy at Amazon Torquato, Salvadore. Random Heterogeneous Materials. Springer, 2002. ISBN: 9780387951676.

Buy at Amazon Balluffi, Robert W., Samuel M. Allen, and W. Craig Carter. Kinetics of Materials. Wiley, 2005. ISBN: 9780471246893.


Problem sets 40%
Midterm exam (not available) 25%
Final exam (not available) 35%