Rahul Mukherjee

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Developed high-performance lithium-ion batteries designed to facilitate integration in electric vehicles
Graduate Finalist

Rahul Mukherjee is a PhD candidate in Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Rahul’s invention involves high-performance lithium-ion batteries designed to facilitate integration in electric vehicles. The batteries are lighter and provide a significant improvement in energy density, increasing the range to as much as 450 miles/charge. The batteries can also be charged within a few minutes as opposed to 1-2 hours in conventional batteries. The invention relies on inexpensive non-toxic materials and provides economic and environmental benefits