Prof. Donald R Sadoway

John F Elliott Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Primary DLC

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MIT Room: 8-203

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Grid-Scale Storage of Electrical Energy
Environmentally Sound Processes for the Extraction of Metals
Lithium Solid Polymer Electrolyte Batteries
Physical Chemistry of Cryogenic Liquids
Molten Salt Chemistry
Chemical Metallurgy
Fused Salt Chemistry
Resource Recovery by Electrochemical Processing
Extraction, Refining, and Recycling of Metals
Treatment of Metallurgical Waste
Chemical Processing of Materials
Energy Storage

Research Summary

Professor Donald Sadoway’s research seeks to establish the scientific underpinnings for technologies that make efficient use of energy and natural resources in an environmentally sound manner. The overarching theme of his work is electrochemistry in nonaqueous media. Specific topics in applied research are environmentally sound electrochemical extraction and recycling of metals; rechargeable batteries for stationary storage or mobile applications; synthesis of thin films or of nanoparticles in cryogenic media.

Recent Work