Lynden A. Archer
Lynden Archer joined the Cornell faculty in 2000. He was appointed director of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in 2010. Since 2008 he has served as co-director of the KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy and Sustainability.
His research focuses on transport properties of polymers and organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Archer is also interested in applications of hybrid materials for energy storage and carbon capture technologies. During the period 1993-94 he was a postdoctoral member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has been recognized with several awards, including the AICHE MAC Centennial Engineer Award, James & Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, the National Science Foundation Early Career Award, and DuPont & 3M Young Professor Awards. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering (polymer science) from the University of Southern California in 1989 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University in 1993.
Research in the Archer group focuses on the synthesis, science, and technological applications of polymers, complex fluids, and nanoscale organic-inorganic hybrid materials (NOHMs) for electrochemical energy storage.
Transport Phenomena & Fluid Mechanics
- 2014. "Polymer-particle composites: phase stability and applications in electrochemical energy storage." Advanced Materials 26: 201-234. .
- 2014. "Stable lithium electrodeposition in liquid and nanoporous solid electrolytes." Nature Materials 13: 961-969. .
- 2014. "Suppression of Lithium Dendrite Growth Using Cross-Linked Polyethylene/Poly(ethylene oxide) Electrolytes: A New Approach for Practical Lithium-Metal Polymer Batteries." Journal of the American Chemical Society 136 (20): 7395-7402. .
- 2013. "High lithium transference number electrolytes via creation of 3-dimensional, charged, nanoporous networks from dense functionalized nanoparticle composites." Chemistry of Materials 25 (6): 834-839. .
- 2016. "Molecular Origins of Temperature-Induced Jamming in Self-Suspended Hairy Nanoparticles." Macromolecules 49 (22): 8738-8747. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Award (AIChE) 2014
- Merrill Presidential Scholar, Most Influential Faculty Member (Cornell University) 2014
- Award for Special Creativity (National Science Foundation, DMR) 2013
- James & Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University, College of Engineering) 2008
- 10 Ideas that will Change the World - Batteries that Eat Carbon (Scientific American) 2016
- BS (Chemical Engineering), University of Southern California, 1989
- Ph D (Chemical Engineering), Stanford University, 1993