Patel Group

Peter Bennington

  • Graduate Student (co-advised with Professor Paul Nealey)

Peter Bennington was born in Southern California and grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2016. He did undergraduate research focusing on materials for energy conversion. In the fall of 2017, he joined the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and currently works under the supervision of Professor Patel and Professor Nealey as a graduate student.

Peter’s current research focuses on solid polymer electrolytes for energy storage applications.  His work involves understanding the self-assembly behavior and electrochemical performance of ion conducting polymers.

Role of Molecular Architecture on Ion Transport in Ethylene oxide-Based Polymer Electrolytes

Chuting Deng, Michael A Webb, Peter Bennington, Daniel Sharon, Paul F Nealey, Shrayesh N Patel, Juan J de Pablo

Molecular Level Differences in Ionic Solvation and Transport Behavior in Ethylene Oxide-Based Homopolymer and Block Copolymer Electrolytes

Daniel Sharon, Peter Bennington, Michael A Webb, Chuting Deng, Juan J De Pablo, Shrayesh N Patel, Paul F Nealey. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 8, 3180–3190

Stabilizing Dendritic Electrodeposition by Limiting Spatial Dimensions in Nanostructured Electrolytes

Daniel Sharon, Peter Bennington, Shrayesh N Patel, Paul F Nealey. Stabilizing Dendritic Electrodeposition by Limiting Spatial Dimensions in Nanostructured Electrolytes. ACS Energy Letters. 2020, 5, 9, 2889–2896

Intrinsic Ion Transport Properties of Block Copolymer Electrolytes

Daniel Sharon, Peter Bennington, Moshe Dolejsi, Michael A Webb, Ban Xuan Dong, Juan J de Pablo, Paul F Nealey, Shrayesh N Patel. Intrinsic Ion Transport Properties of Block Copolymer Electrolytes. ACS Nano. 2020, 14, 7, 8902–8914

Surface Reconstruction Limited Conductivity in Block‐Copolymer Li Battery Electrolytes

Preston Sutton, Peter Bennington, Shrayesh N Patel, Morgan Stefik, Ulrich B Wiesner, Paul F Nealey, Ullrich Steiner, Ilja Gunkel. Surface Reconstruction Limited Conductivity in Block‐Copolymer Li Battery Electrolytes. Advanced Functional Materials. 2019, 29, 1905977

Surface Reconstruction Limited Conductivity in Block‐Copolymer Li Battery Electrolytes

Sutton, P., Bennington, P., Patel, S., Stefik, M., Wiesner, U., Nealey, P., Steiner, U., & Gunkel, I. (2019). Surface Reconstruction Limited Conductivity in Block‐Copolymer Li Battery Electrolytes. Advanced Functional Materials, 29(48), https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201905977

Nanothin film conductivity measurements reveal interfacial influence on ion transport in polymer electrolytes

Dong, B. X., Bennington, P., Kambe, Y., Sharon, D., Dolejsi, M., Strzalka, J., … Patel, S. N. (2019). Nanothin film conductivity measurements reveal interfacial influence on ion transport in polymer electrolytes. Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 4(3), 597–608. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9ME00011A

Nanothin film conductivity measurements reveal interfacial influence on ion transport in polymer electrolytes

Ban Xuan Dong, Peter Bennington, Yu Kambe, Daniel Sharon, Moshe Dolejsi, Joseph Strzalka, Veronica F Burnett, Paul F Nealey, Shrayesh N Patel. Nanothin film conductivity measurements reveal interfacial influence on ion transport in polymer electrolytes. Molecular Systems Design & Engineering. 2019, 4, 597-608

Interrogation of electrochemical properties of polymer electrolyte thin films with interdigitated electrodes

Daniel Sharon, Peter Bennington, Claire Liu, Yu Kambe, Ban Xuan Dong, Veronica F Burnett, Moshe Dolejsi, Garrett Grocke, Shrayesh N Patel, Paul F Nealey. Interrogation of electrochemical properties of polymer electrolyte thin films with interdigitated electrodes. Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 2018, 165, H1028

Interrogation of Electrochemical Properties of Polymer Electrolyte Thin Films with Interdigitated Electrodes

Sharon, D., Bennington, P., Liu, C., Kambe, Y., Dong, B. X., Burnett, V. F., … Nealey, P. F. (2018). Interrogation of Electrochemical Properties of Polymer Electrolyte Thin Films with Interdigitated Electrodes. Journal of The Electrochemical Society , 165(16), H1028–H1039. https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0291816jes