CALCE Welcomes Dr. Lingxi Kong: New Member of the Battery Research Team

The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland welcomes Dr. Lingxi Kong as its newest Research Associate. Dr. Kong's expertise in lithium-ion batteries and its supply chain will further strengthen CALCE's research capabilities.

Dr. Kong's academic journey began with a B.Eng. degree in material molding and control engineering from Sichuan University, China 2013. Building upon this foundation, he pursued an M.Eng. degree in material science and engineering at UMD in 2015. Dr. Kong culminated his academic pursuits with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2023.

His primary area of expertise revolves around the physics of failure-based failure analysis, with a particular focus on lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Kong's research is an in-situ investigation of lithium dendrite growth and its intricate interactions with a polymer separator in a lithium metal cell. This specialized knowledge has far-reaching implications for developing safer and more efficient battery technologies. Beyond this research, Dr. Kong is an authority in battery supply chain dynamics, battery safety, protection devices, and Lithium-Ion battery testing. His multifaceted expertise positions him as a key figure in shaping the future of battery technology and its applications.

Dr. Kong has made significant contributions through his publications, which can be found at Some examples are below.

A Case Study into a Battery Company and Their 18650 Batteries, Lingxi Kong and Michael G. Pecht, e-Prime - Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy, Volume 6, 2023, 100294, ISSN 2772-6711, DOI: 10.1016/

The Distribution and Detection Issues of Counterfeit Lithium-Ion Batteries, Lingxi Kong, Diganta Das and Michael Pecht, Energies Vol. 15, No. 10: 3798., May 2022 DOI: 10.3390/en15103798

Evaluating the Manufacturing Quality of Lithium Ion Pouch Batteries, Lingxi Kong, Ryan Aalund, Mohammad Alipour, Stanislav I. Stoliarov and Michael G. Pecht, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Vol. 169, No. 4, DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ac6539

Mitigation Strategies for Li-Ion Battery Thermal Runaway: A Review, B. Xu, J. Lee, D. Kwon, L. Kong, and M. Pecht, October 2021, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 150, p. 111437, 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111437.

Protection Devices in Commercial 18650 Lithium-Ion Batteries, B. Xu, L. Kong, G. Wen and M. G. Pecht, IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 66687-66695, April 2021, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3075972.

For more information on CALCE Battery Research, please contact Prof. Michael Pecht.

Published November 27, 2023