The Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES) Focus Issue on Mathematical Modeling of Electrochemical Systems at Multiple Scales in Honor of John Newman is now available online, with 72 open access papers published in the ECS Digital Library.
“This focus issue of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society is devoted to the mathematical modeling of electrochemical systems across multiple scales,” the authors say in the focus issue’s preface. “It is dedicated to the work of Professor John Newman from UC Berkeley, who helped establish the field of modeling of electrochemical systems, and is aligned with a previous focus issue and regular symposium on multiscale modeling for electrochemical systems at ECS biannual meetings.”
Newman is a renowned battery researcher and developer of “The Newman Method” — a sophisticated approach to mathematically analyzing complex electrochemical problems. He clarified the physicochemical laws that govern the behavior of electrochemical systems and demonstrated how to use these laws to correctly formulate and solve problems associated with batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers, and related technologies. He is the author of the book Electrochemical Systems.
“He dedicated his career to this topic, and he trained and influenced countless researchers over the years to analyze, simulate and optimize electrochemical systems using quantitative, and detailed mathematical models for different phenomena,” the authors continue. “His impact cuts across different electrochemical systems as witnessed by papers in different areas in this focus issue, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, corrosion, flow batteries, molten salts, etc.”
ECS would like to thank this focus issue’s guest editors, Venkat Subramanian, John Weidner, Perla Balbuena, Adam Weber, and Venkat Srinivasan.