Christopher Rahn

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Associate Dean for Innovation, College of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Summary

Dynamic systems modeling, design, analysis, and control with applications to flexible structures, biologically inspired robotics, smart material actuators, sensors, and energy harvesters, and electrochemical energy storage.

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Projects

Recent Publications

Nodal beam stack vibration isolators

Rai, G., Rahn, C., Smith, E. & Marr, C., Nov 1 2022, In: Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 179, 109324.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Topological structure enhanced nanostructure of high temperature polymer exhibiting more than ten times enhancement of dipolar response

Chen, X., Yang, T., Zhang, Q., Chen, L. Q., Bobnar, V., Rahn, C. & Zhang, Q. M., Oct 2021, In: Nano Energy. 88, 106225.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Analytical modeling and simulation of a multifunctional segmented lithium ion battery unimorph actuator

Gonzalez, C., Ma, J., Frecker, M. & Rahn, C., Jan 2021, In: Smart Materials and Structures. 30, 1, 015039.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Erratum: Analytical modeling and simulation of a multifunctional segmented lithium ion battery unimorph actuator (Smart Materials and Structures 30 (015039) DOI: 10.1088/1361-665x/abc7fb)

Gonzalez, C., Ma, J., Frecker, M. & Rahn, C., Aug 2021, In: Smart Materials and Structures. 30, 8, 089501.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

Comparison of K0.5Na0.5NbO3and PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3compliant-mechanism-design energy harvesters

Kovacova, V., Yang, J. I., Jacques, L., Yeo, H. G., Lanari, V., Rahn, C. & Trolier-Mckinstry, S., Mar 21 2021, In: Journal of Applied Physics. 129, 11, 1141011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Second life and recycling: Energy and environmental sustainability perspectives for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

Tao, Y., Rahn, C. D., Archer, L. A. & You, F., Nov 2021, In: Science Advances. 7, 45, eabi7633.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Online state estimation for a physics-based Lithium-Sulfur battery model

Xu, C., Cleary, T., Wang, D., Li, G., Rahn, C., Wang, D., Rajamani, R. & Fathy, H. K., Mar 31 2021, In: Journal of Power Sources. 489, 229495.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Cylindrical lithium-ion structural batteries for drones

Hollinger, A. S., McAnallen, D. R., Brockett, M. T., DeLaney, S. C., Ma, J. & Rahn, C. D., Jan 1 2020, In: International Journal of Energy Research. 44, 1, p. 560-566 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Modeling and testing of fluidic flexible matrix composite lead–lag dampers

Krott, M. J., Smith, E. C. & Rahn, C. D., Jan 2020, In: Journal of the American Helicopter Society. 65, 1, 012012-1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Multifunctional Li(Ni0.5Co0.2Mn0.3) O2-Si batteries with self-actuation and self-sensing

Ma, J., Gonzalez, C., Huang, Q., Farese, J., Rahn, C., Frecker, M. & Wang, D., Apr 1 2020, In: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 31, 6, p. 860-868 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Neural Network Based Hysteresis Compensation of Piezoelectric Stack Actuator Driven Active Control of Helicopter Vibration

Meng, D., Xia, P., Lang, K., Smith, E. C. & Rahn, C. D., Feb 1 2020, In: Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical. 302, 111809.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Controlling dendrite growth in lithium metal batteries through forced advection

Parekh, M. N., Rahn, C. D. & Archer, L. A., Mar 15 2020, In: Journal of Power Sources. 452, 227760.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Reducing Dendrite Growth in Lithium Metal Batteries by Creeping Poiseuille and Couette Flows

Parekh, M. N. & Rahn, C. D., Dec 2020, In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 167, 16, 160525.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Spontaneous and field-induced crystallographic reorientation of metal electrodeposits at battery anodes

Zheng, J., Yin, J., Zhang, D., Li, G., Bock, D. C., Tang, T., Zhao, Q., Liu, X., Warren, A., Deng, Y., Jin, S., Marschilok, A. C., Takeuchi, E. S., Takeuchi, K. J., Rahn, C. D. & Archer, L. A., Jun 2020, In: Science Advances. 6, 25, eabb1122.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Design of a High-Concentration Microtracking Photovoltaic System

Brulo, G. S., Grede, A. J., Ren, A. J., Rahn, C. D. & Giebink, N. C., Dec 2019, In: Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. 11, 6, 065001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review