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.
An interview by the Advanced Science News team at Wiley Press regarding work/life balance for researchers
In this interview, Shirley discussed her career, hobbies, and the future of sustainable energy. See more details at: https://www.advancedsciencenews.com/shirley-meng-this-is-materials-science-it-is-the-bread-and-butter-of-our-work/?HootPostID=1e80ccc3-ee1a-4cd4-98f1-2cb8073f6104&Socialprofile=advscinews&Socialnetwork=twitter
Our paper in Advanced Energy Materials was selected as the front cover article for the latest issue. Great job and congrats!
Learn more about our work: http://smeng.ucsd.edu/wp-content/uploads/aenm.202001274.pdf
Check out the exciting stories of her career and visions on battery research from Shirley: https://www.rebellionresearch.com/blog/the-future-of-batteries-electric-cars-and-sustainable-energy-a
N95 Masks Reuseability - A material scientist's perspective
A short sharing of a material scientist’s perspective on reusing N95 masks after disinfection treatments
Credit to Dr. Y. Shirley Meng, Darren T.S. Tan, Dr. Chengcheng Fang, Diyi Cheng
Battery innovations to energise Earth’s low-carbon future - Efforts at LESC and SPEC center
New vision for MRS Energy & Sustainability from Shirley
Solid State Batteries & The Future Of Energy Storage
Introduction and Advances of SOLID STATE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES!
Credit to solid-state team in LESC:
Erik Wu, Dr. Han Nguyen, Jerry Yang, Dr. Jean-Marie Doux, Dr. Abhik Banerjee, Darren H.S. Tan and Sabrina Richardson
Batteries of the future made
LESC’s efforts to clear hurdles for the development of sodium-based rechargeable batteries.
Produced by Kate Tobin from Science Nation