- Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2023
- B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2016
Dr. Luu specializes in electrochemistry and materials characterization, focusing on lithium-ion battery materials. He has diverse experience spanning the development of next-generation battery chemistries, microscopic and spectroscopic materials analysis, and understanding degradation in electrochemical systems and devices.
At Exponent, Dr. Luu is actively involved in battery qualification and failure analysis, drawing from his experience in techniques in electrochemical testing (charge/discharge cycling, EIS, voltammetry), spectroscopy (XPS, EDS, Raman, FTIR), microscopy (SEM, TEM), thermal analysis (TGA, DSC), and X-ray characterization (X-ray CT, XRD). Dr. Luu also leverages his prior experience at both small and large-scale battery companies to address problems across battery cells and packs.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Luu obtained his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where he developed advanced lithium-ion battery cathode, anode, electrolyte, and separator materials. His research focused on the integration of nanomaterials into energy storage devices possessing high rate capabilities, long lifetimes, and improved thermal safety. He also has practical knowledge of cell and pack manufacturing, cathode materials synthesis, and solution-phase processing techniques.