Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Mataz Alcoutlabi

Second Advisor

Dr. Horacio Vasquez

Third Advisor

Dr. Javier Ortega


The work in this thesis focuses in the study of Centrifugally Spun Short Fiber Composites and their Implementation as Alternate Anode Material in Li-Ion Batteries. Due to their high theoretical capacity, abundance, and environmental friendliness, metal oxides have been widely studied as alternate anode materials for lithium ion batteries (LIBs). In this research work, the processing of SnO2 and SnO2/TiO2 ceramic short fibers as well as flexible and porous metal oxide carbon fibers (FPMOCFs) by centrifugal spinning followed by an optimized coating technique is reported. In addition, the electrochemical performance of the composites was also investigated and is provided.


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