Loraine Torres-Castro


Loraine Torres-Castro

Physicist, Battery Abuse Testing

Contact Information

Loraine Torres-Castro / (505) 377-5492


Research Interests


Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, 2016

B.S. in Physics, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, 2010

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Loraine Torres-Castro

Key Publications

A. Kumar, R. Nazzario, L. Torres-Castro, A. Pena-Duarte, M.S. Tomar “Electrochemical properties of MgO-coated 0.5Li2MnO3-0.5LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2 composite cathode material for lithium ion battery” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol 40, Issue 14, 20 April 2015, pp 4931-4935, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.01.104.

Q. Li, C. Yang, S. Santhanagopalan, K. Smith, J. Lamb, L. Steele, L. Torres-Castro “Numerical investigation of thermal runaway mitigation through a passive thermal management system” Journal of Power Sources, Vol 429, 31 July 2019, pp 80-88 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.091.

L. Torres-Castro, J. Shojan, C. Julien, A. Hug, C. Dhital, M. Paranthaman, R. Katiyar, A. Manivannan “Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical performance of Al-substituted Li2MnO3” Materials Science and Engineering: B, Vol 201, 2015, pp 13-22, DOI 10.1016/j.mseb.2015.07.006.

H. Barkholtz, Y. Preger, S. Ivanov, J. Langendorf, L. Torres-Castro, J. Lamb, B. Chalamala, F. Ferreira “Multi-scale thermal stability study of commercial lithium-ion batteries as a function of cathode chemistry and state-of-charge” Journal of Power Sources, Vol 435, 2019, 226777,DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.226777.

L. Torres-Castro, A. Kurzawski, J. Hewson, J. Lamb “Passive mitigation of cascading propagation in multi-cell lithium ion batteries” 2020 J. Electrochem. Soc. 167 090515, DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ab84fa.

Key Patents