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Beautiful figure of Na ion material crystal structures and energy density makes cover of Functional Materials Letters

Our Na review paper has been listed as featured articles in Functional Materials Letters

Upcoming Important Conferences: 2014 S MRS

Journal of Electrochemical Society the First Focus Issue on Intercalation Compounds - Guest Editors: Y. Shirley Meng & M. Stanley Whittingham

UCSD news: the quest for a better electric vehicle battery

Dr. Shirley Meng has received NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (American Ceramic Society Bulletin)



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 nanomaterials and nanostructures 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.