Welcome to LESC !

The goal of the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC), at the University of California San Diego Nanoengineering department, is to design and develop new functional nano-materials and nano-structures for advanced energy storage and conversion applications. Conversion of raw materials into usable energy and storage of the energy produced are common aspects of everyday life. The development of new materials to improve upon current capabilities is a key technological challenge of the 21st century. Advances will allow smaller more powerful batteries and will provide a greater ability to harness more sustainable energy sources. Our research focuses on the direct integration of novel experimental techniques with ab initio computation methods for rational materials characterization and design.

Prof. Meng was highlighted by Jacobs School of Engineering for being a National Finalist for 2019 Blavatnik Awards

Please see link: https://twitter.com/UCSDJacobs/status/1133772623811190784


Prof. Meng has been announced as a Finalist of the 2019 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists! Congrats!

Nomination intro from BLAVATNIK NATIONAL AWARDS FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS: Dr. Meng, a materials scientist and engineer, utilizes her pioneering research in creating novel techniques to measure, control and optimize energy storage materials from the atomic scale to the system level. Dr. Meng’s work manipulating the functional interfaces in energy storage devices has led to higher […]


Prof. Meng’s talk on anionic redox in MRS was highlighted

Talk at MRS: Evidences of Structural Metastability and Reversibility for Voltage Decay in High-Capacity Li-Rich Layered Cathode Oxides, see link:  Scientific highlights, MRS


Prof. Meng’s talk on all-solid-state batteries in MRS was highlighted

Talk at MRS: Interfacial Engineering of Solid-State Interfaces to Enable All Solid State Batteries, see link: Scientific highlights, MRS


Power to the Batteries - New center promises better batteries for low-carbon future

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Read the story here: https://www.inverse.com/article/51558-could-the-future-be-powered-by-salt-this-researcher-thinks-it-s-possible

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