Nina Balke

Associate Professor

North Carolina State University

Nina Balke is an Associate Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department and the Director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility at North Carolina State University. Nina’s research uses AFM to understand and discover new nanoscale materials’ functionality driven by electric fields for information and energy technology. This includes the study of electromechanical, mechanical and transport phenomena in inorganic materials and across fluid-solid interfaces. Some of her most recent research investigates electro-chemo-mechanical coupling in supercapacitors and battery materials to develop mechanical analogs of current-based characterization techniques which can be applied on local scales to investigate heterogeneities of electrochemical reactions and ion transport.