Raymond R. Unocic, Ph.D.
Microscopy Group
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Rd.
Building 4515, MS 6064
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6064
(865) 574-0096
(865) 576-5413 FAX

Research Interests:

  • Utilization of advanced electron microscopy characterization techniques (HRTEM, EELS, EFTEM, EDX, FIB, OIM) for materials science research.
  • Developing in-situ TEM capabilities for electrical energy storage research.
  • Electrochemistry of electrical energy storage materials and technology.
  • Mechanical behavior of structural materials
  • Processing-structure-property relationships
  • Phase transformations


  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University (2008)
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University
  • B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, The Ohio State University


  • 2009 – present Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2008 – 2009 Postdoctoral Researcher The Ohio State University
  • 2002 – 2008 Graduate Research Associate The Ohio State University
  • 2000 – 2002 Graduate Research Associate Lehigh University

Current Research:

Electrical Energy Storage

  • In-situ TEM studies of solid electrolyte interface (SEI) formation mechanisms
  • In-situ TEM studies of Li-ion intercalation mechanisms
  • HRTEM characterization of next generation electrode materials
  • Degradation mechanisms in Li-ion batteries

Professional Societies:

  • Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
  • The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)







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