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Vibha Kalra

Dr. Vibha Kalra
Office: CAT 479
Phone: 215-895-2233
Fax: 215-895-5837
Website: Research Group Website
Faculty Video: "Introducing our CBE Faculty: Prof. Vibha Kalra"


Senior Packaging Engineer, Electronic Packaging Division, Intel Corporation, July 2009-2010; PhD, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, 2009; BS, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, 2004

Selected Awards

AICHE DVS Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, 2015
Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Drexel University, 2015
Outstanding Research Award, CBE, Drexel University, 2014
Early Career Travel Grant, Energy Technology Division, The Electrochemical Society, 2014

ONR Summer Faculty Fellowship Award, 2013
NSF CAREER Award, 2012
Faculty Career Development Award, Drexel University, 2011-2012
Austin Hooey Research Excellence Award, Cornell University, 2009

Research Interests

Electrodes for Energy Storage and Conversion
Supercapacitors, Li-S Batteries, Fuel Cells, Flow Batteries
Electrospinning of Nanofibers
Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Selected Publications

Singhal, R.*; Chung, S-H.*; Manthiram, A.; Kalra, V. Free-standing Carbon Nanofiber Interlayer for High Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3, 4530.

Singhal, R.; Kalra, V. Using Common Salt to Impart Pseudocapacitive Functionalities to Carbon Nanofibers. J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3, 377.

Andersen, C.P.; Hu, H.; Qiu, G.; Kalra, V.; Sun, Y. Pore-Scale Transport Resolved Model Incorporating Cathode Microstructure and Peroxide Growth in Lithium-Air Batteries. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2015, A1135.

Richey, F.W.; Tran, C.; Kalra, V.; Elabd, Y.A. Ionic Liquid Dynamics in Nanoporous Carbon Nanofibers in Supercapacitors Measured with in operando Infrared Spectroelectrochemistry. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 21846.

Tran, C.; Kalra, V. Molecular Dynamics Study on Effect of Elongational Flow on Morphology of Immiscible Mixtures. J. Chem. Phys. 2014, 140, 134902.

Tran, C.; Kalra, V. Fabrication of Porous Carbon Nanofibers with Adjustable Pore Sizes as Electrodes for Supercapacitors. J. Power Sources 2013, 235, 289-296.