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Brian Landi

Brian Landi
Associate Professor

Phone: 585-475-4726
Office: INS/2103

Dr. Brian J. Landi received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry and his Ph.D. in Microsystems Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to teaching for Chemical Engineering, he is on the graduate faculty of sustainability and Microsystems Engineering at RIT.  Dr. Landi Group Leader of the carbon nanotube (CNT) and Advanced Battery research at the NanoPower Research Laboratories (NPRL) as part of RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS).  He has worked as a researcher at the Schering Plough Research Institute, Mayo Clinic, and NASA Glenn Research Center. 

Dr. Landi maintains a robust and mature research program which includes a diverse group encompassing postdoctoral fellows, multiple full-time research staff, PhD students in sustainability and Microsystems engineering, and various undergraduate researchers across engineering disciplines.  As principal investigator (PI), he has led 13 different programs from corporate, state, and government sponsors totaling $3.8M to date, and has contributed to another $1M of funding through collaborations with researchers in both GIS and KGCOE.  He has co-authored over 80 publications and has four patents pending.  Dr. Landi has served as a proposal reviewer for DOE and ARPA-E as well as reviewed over 70 manuscripts to date for publication in high impact journals. He currently serves as the advisor of the RIT Student Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Research Areas 

Dr. Landi’s research activities focus on enhancing the performance of energy conversion, transmission, and storage devices through the use of nanomaterials.  Current interests include the development of high capacity anode and cathode active materials for lithium ion batteries as well as engineering novel device architectures using carbon nanotubes (CNTs).  A second research area focuses on fabricating and improving the electrical conductivity of bulk CNT wires and cables for power and data transmission.  In addition, fundamental studies on CNT synthesis, electronic type separations, thermal and chemical stability, and material tolerance to harsh radiation environments are being pursued.

Recent Publications 

  • Anctil A.; Babbitt, C.W.; Raffaelle, R.P.; Landi, B.J.; “Cumulative Energy Demand for Small Molecule and Polymer Photovoltaics.” Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 2012, DOI: 10.1002/pip.2226.
  • Jarosz, P.R.; Shaukat, A.; Schauerman, C.M.; Cress, C.D.; Kladitis, P.E.; Ridgley, R.D.; Landi, B.J. “High Performance Lightweight Coaxial Cable from Carbon Nanotube Conductors.” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2012, 4, 1103-1109.
  • Schauerman, C.M.; Ganter, M.J.; Gaustad, G.; Babbitt, C.; Raffaelle, R.P.; Landi, B.J.; “Recycling Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Anodes from Lithium Ion Batteries.” J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 12008-12015.
  • Cress, C.D.; McMorrow, J.J.; Robinson, J.T.; Landi, B.J.; Hubbard, S.M.; Messenger, S.R. “Radiation Effects in Carbon Nanoelectronics”, Electronics, 2012, 1, 23-31.
  • Rossi, J.E.; Cress, C.D.; Helenic, A.R.; Schauerman, C.M.; DiLeo, R.A.; Cox, N.D.; Messenger, S.R.; Weaver, B.D.; Hubbard, S.M.; Landi, B.J. “Ion irradiation of electronic-type-separated single wall carbon nanotubes: A model for radiation effects in nanostructured carbon.” J. Appl. Phys., 2012, 112, 034314, DOI: 10.1063/1.4739713.
  • Lu, F.; Alvarenga, J.; Landi, B.J.; Raffaelle, R.P.; Debies, T.; Takacs, G.A. “Surface oxidation of single-walled carbon nanotube paper with oxygen atoms.” J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 2012, DOI:10.1080/ 01694243.2012.705093.
  • Anctil, A.; Babbitt, C.W.; Raffaelle, R.P.; Landi; B.J.; “Material and Energy Intensity of Fullerene Production.” Environ. Sci. Technol., 2011, 45, 2353–2359.
  • Ganter, M.J.; DiLeo, R.A.; Schauerman, C.M.; Rogers, R.E.; Raffaelle, R.P.; Landi, B.J.; “Differential scanning calorimetry analysis of an enhanced LiNi0.8Co0.2O2 cathode with single wall carbon nanotube conductive additives.”  Electrochim. Acta, 2011, 56, 7272-7277. 
  • Rogers, R.E.; Bardsley, T.I.; Weinstein, S.J.; Landi, B.J.; “Solution-phase adsorption of 1-pyrenebutyric acid using single-wall carbon nanotubes.” Chem. Eng. J., 2011, 173, 486-493.
  • Cress, C.D.; McMorrow, J.J.; Robinson, J.T.; Friedman, A.L.; Hughes, H.L.; Weaver, B.D.; Landi, B.J.; “Total ionizing dose-hardened carbon nanotube thin-film transistors with silicon oxynitride gate dielectrics.” MRS Communications, 2011, 1, 27-31.
  • Jarosz, P.; Schauerman, C.; Alvarenga, J.; Moses, B.; Mastrangelo, T.; Raffaelle, R.; Ridgley, R.; Landi, B.; “Carbon Nanotube Wires and Cables: Near-Term Applications and Future Perspectives.”  Nanoscale, 2011, 3 (11), 4542 - 4553.
  • DiLeo, R.A.; Frisco, S.; Ganter, M.J.; Rogers, R.E.; Raffaelle, R.P.; Landi, B.J.; “Hybrid Germanium Nanoparticle-Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Free-Standing Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries.” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115 (45), 22609–22614.


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