I am Juner Zhu, currently a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT, jointly working with Professor Tomasz Wierzbicki at the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Professor Martin Z. Bazant at the Department of Chemical Engineering since I got my Ph.D. degree from MIT in June 2019. 

My major research interest is predicting the mechanical failure of lithium-ion batteries with advanced experimental techniques and next-generation CAE tools to achieve safer design of battery cells as well as their protective structures.

I am co-directing the program of the MIT Industrial Battery Consortium, which was founded by Prof. Tomasz Wierzbicki in 2011 and have been supported by nine sponsor companies (Altair, AVL, Boston-Power, Ford, Jaguar-LandRover, LG Chem, Mercedes-Benz, Murata, PSA Groupe).