The Bazant Research Group specializes in mathematical modeling of transport phenomena, especially in electrochemical systems and micro/nanofluidic devices for applications in Energy and the Environment. We develop models for the complex processes seen in these systems, and employ both analytical approximations and computational methods to solve the models, which are then benchmarked on experimental data. In doing so, our group has successfully uncovered the mechanisms underpinning a wide array of electrochemical systems, which has allowed us to make predictions on their behavior, guiding rational design and innovation. In addition to our own laboratory, which provides us with a rich set of experimental data, we collaborate with experimentalists at MIT and around the world.

Current research topics relate to Energy (Li-ion batteries, fuel cells), Electrokinetics (electrokinetic control of viscous fingering, electro-osmotic vortices in porous media, shock electrodeposition, capacitive deionization, electroneutrality breakdown in nanochannels), Fluid Mechanics (nanofluidic transport, coating flows, heat transfer, and airborne transmission of respiratory diseases) as well as fundamental aspects of Applied Mathematics, Continuum Mechanics, and Statistical Physics.