Seven Cornell Engineering students spent a portion of Senior Week not only celebrating their own accomplishments, but also celebrating the educators who inspired them to be the scholars they are.Read more
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 Materials26: 201-234. .
- 2014."Stable lithium electrodeposition in liquid and nanoporous solid electrolytes."Nature Materials13: 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 Society136(20): 7395-7402. .
- 2013."High lithium transference number electrolytes via creation of 3-dimensional, charged, nanoporous networks from dense functionalized nanoparticle composites."Chemistry of Materials25(6): 834-839. .
- 2016."Molecular Origins of Temperature-Induced Jamming in Self-Suspended Hairy Nanoparticles."Macromolecules49(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
In the News
WSJ: Republicans on the House Transportation Committee, despite escalating global concerns over the dangers of transporting lithium batteries by air, rejected provisions intended to give Congress greater leeway to further restrict or ban such cargo.Read more
A Cornell team led by Lynden Archer, head of the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, has engineered a lithium metal battery based on crosslinked hairy nanoparticles.Read more