Michael Metzger

Assistant Professor


Email: Michael.Metzger@Dal.Ca
Fax: 902.494.5191
Mailing Address: 
Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

 
Research Topics:
  • Energy storage
  • Electrochemistry
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Lithium metal batteries
  • Desalination batteries

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Our lab works towards enabling high-energy lithium-ion batteries, developing long-lived lithium metal batteries and creating revolutionary devices for energy-efficient water desalination, so-called “desalination batteries”. We are always looking for students excited to join our diverse group and help achieve our lab’s mission: creating a future with sustainable energy, mobility, and water.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Senior research engineer at Bosch (Research and Technology Center North America), USA
  • Ph.D. from Technical University of Munich (Prof. Hubert Gasteiger), Germany
  • Visiting Ph.D. at Bar-Ilan University (Prof. Doron Aurbach), Israel
  • Diploma in Physics from Technical University of Munich, Germany
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2017 PwC Strategy& Presidential Award
  • 2016 Evonik Industries Research Prize
  • 2016 ECS Herbert H. Uhlig Summer Fellowship
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • M. Metzger, P. Walke, S. Solchenbach, G. Salitra, D. Aurbach, and H. A. Gasteiger, “Evaluating the High-Voltage Stability of Conductive Carbon and Ethylene Carbonate with Various Lithium Salts”, J. Electrochem. Soc. 167, 160522 (2020), DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/abcabd.
  • M. Metzger, H. Beyer, J. Sicklinger, D. Pritzl, B. Strehle, H. Gasteiger, H. Sclar, E. Erickson, F. A. Susai, J. Grinblat, D. Aurbach, B. Markovsky, “Process for Making a Cathode Active Material for a Lithium Ion Battery”, WO/2019/002116 (2019).
  • R. Jung,= M. Metzger,= F. Maglia, C. Stinner, and H. A. Gasteiger, “Chemical vs. Electrochemical Electrolyte Oxidation on NMC111, NMC622, NMC811, LNMO, and Conductive Carbon”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8, 4820-4825 (2017), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01927.
  • R. Jung, M. Metzger, F. Maglia, C. Stinner, and H. A. Gasteiger, “Oxygen Evolution and its Effect on the Cycling Stability of LiNixMnyCozO2 (NMC) Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries”, J. Electrochem. Soc., 164 (7), A1361-A1377 (2017), DOI: 10.1149/2.0021707jes.
  • M. Metzger, B. Strehle, S. Solchenbach, and H. A. Gasteiger, “Origin of H2 Evolution in LIBs: H2O Reduction vs. Electrolyte Oxidation”, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (5), A798-A809 (2016), DOI: 10.1149/2.1151605jes.
  • B. Zhang,= M. Metzger,= S. Solchenbach, M. Payne, S. Meini, H. A. Gasteiger, A. Garsuch, and B. L. Lucht, “Role of 1,3-Propane Sultone and Vinylene Carbonate in Solid Electrolyte Interface Formation and Gas Generation”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 11337-11348 (2015), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b00072.
  • M. Metzger, C. Marino, J. Sicklinger, D. Haering, and H. A. Gasteiger, “Anodic Oxidation of Conductive Carbon and Ethylene Carbonate in High Voltage Li-Ion Batteries Quantified by On-Line Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry”, J. Electrochem. Soc., 162 (7), A1123-A1134 (2015), DOI: 10.1149/2.0951506jes.