Don Siegel


Don Siegel is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Applied Physics at the University of Michigan. His research targets the development of energy storage materials and lightweight alloys for applications in the transportation sector.

Prior to joining UM, he was a Technical Expert at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. Don has co-authored more than 60 publications, delivered approximately 70 invited lectures, and has been awarded several patents related to energy storage. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award, the SAE Teetor Educational Award, and an NAE Gilbreth Lectureship.

Prof. Siegel has been active in providing input to the Department of Energy on issues related to energy storage, having served as co-Chair of the FreedomCAR Hydrogen Storage Technical Team, a Reviewer for the Hydrogen and Vehicle Technologies Program, and as a member of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) Directorate.

A physicist by training, Prof. Siegel received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During the 2015-2016 academic year he is a VELUX Visiting Professor at DTU Energy.

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  1. Challenges and opportunities for rechargeable magnesium batteries — March 14, 2016

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Challenges and opportunities for rechargeable magnesium batteries

Magnesium batteries are promising next-generation energy-storage devices due to their high theoretical capacities and low raw-materials costs. Monolithic Mg negative electrodes also appear to have a smaller propensity for dendrite formation than those based on metallic lithium, making Mg a potentially safer alternative for long-lived, high-capacity batteries. Despite this promise, many challenges must be addressed …

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