The Newman Research Group

John Newman
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1462
(510) 642-4063 (voice)
(510) 642-4778 (fax)
newman (at)

Research Group Phone: (510) 643-1972


Analysis and Simulation of Electrochemical Systems

The interests of this research group include the investigation of efficient and economical methods for electrochemical energy conversion and storage, development of mathematical models to predict the behavior of electrochemical systems and to identify important process parameters, and experimental verification of the completeness and accuracy of the models.

Most of us attend the class CHE 295B on TUESDAY nights where we review and discuss interesting papers.

Our group seminar meets on Tuesday afternoons in 109 Gilman.

Many of us attend a weekly BATT Program seminar that is held at LBNL.  The U.S. Department of Energy Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) supports BATT (Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies Program) to help develop high-performance rechargeable batteries for use in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs).

Electrochemical Systems, 3rd Edition

The third edition of Professor Newman's book, Electrochemical Systems, is now available.
Click here to purchase from Wiley
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Prof. Newman has been identified by ISI as a Highly Cited author. Click here to see his page at ResearcherID (with a list of his most highly cited papers) and here for his ISI Web of Knowledge page.  The publication list at the ISI Web of Knowledge page does not include publications such as reports and patents that are included in the full publication list on this website.

For a reprint of our review article, Mathematical Modeling of Lithium Batteries, by K. E. Thomas, R. M. Darling, and J. Newman, in Advances in Lithium-Ion Batteries, W. van Schalkwijk and B. Scrosati, ed., New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002, pp. 345-392, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Professor John Newman, 201 Gilman Hall, Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1462.

Affliliations and Links of Interest

_ The Electrochemical Society
_ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
_ Berkeley Electrochemical Research Council (BERC)
_ International Society of Electrochemistry

_ Prof. Seaborg visits his old laboratory
_ A view from a Newman Group balcony

This page is being maintained by Nate Craig, who can be reached by email at nathancraig (at)

Last update: August, 2009

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