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

Data-Driven Thermal Anomaly Detection in Large Battery Packs †

Bhaskar, K., Kumar, A., Bunce, J., Pressman, J., Burkell, N. & Rahn, C. D., Feb 2023, In: Batteries. 9, 2, 70.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Analytical modeling of a multilayer, multimorph lithium-ion battery actuator

Gonzalez, C. A., Shan, S., Frecker, M. I. & Rahn, C. D., Jul 2023, In: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 34, 12, p. 1424-1439 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3D printed circular nodal plate stacks for broadband vibration isolation

Rai, G., Rahn, C., Smith, E. & Marr, C., Jun 23 2023, In: Journal of Sound and Vibration. 554, 117647.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Aqueous Zinc Sulfate Flow Through a Copper Mesh Anode Improves Zinc Metal Electrodeposition Morphology and Impedance

Shan, S., Parekh, M. N., Kou, R., Wang, D. & Rahn, C. D., Sep 1 2023, In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 170, 9, 092501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

An Experimentally Parameterized Equivalent Circuit Model of a Solid-State Lithium-Sulfur Battery

Cleary, T., Nozarijouybari, Z., Wang, D., Wang, D., Rahn, C. & Fathy, H. K., Dec 2022, In: Batteries. 8, 12, 269.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Solid Electrolyte Interphase Growth in Lithium Metal Cells With Normal Electrolyte Flow

Parekh, M. N. & Rahn, C. D., 2022, In: Frontiers in Chemical Engineering. 4, 828054.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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