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.
This work demonstrates a new sodium-ion conductor for solid-state sodium-ion (SSSB) batteries that is stable when incorporated into higher-voltage oxide cathodes. A SSSB comprising a composite cathode, Na3PS4 electrolyte, and Na-Sn anode exhibits an exceptional first-cycle Coulombic efficiency of 97.1% at room temperature and can cycle over 1000 cycles with 89.3% capacity retention at 40 […]
Matter journal featuring our work: https://twitter.com/Matter_CP/status/1346858431513321472?s=03 Check out more details of the work: http://smeng.ucsd.edu/wp-content/uploads/PIIS2590238520305804.pdf
Our new work on flexible screen-printed rechargeable Zn-AgO battery is published in Joule and highlighted by UC San Diego News
Learn more details about our work: http://smeng.ucsd.edu/wp-content/uploads/Zn-AgO-combined.pdf Check the news here: https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/flexiblebatteries
Congratulations to Dr. Y. Shirley Meng for being named Highly Cited Researchers in 2020 by Clarivate
Recognizing the true pioneers in their fields over the last decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™. Of the world’s scientists and social scientists, Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researchers truly are one in 1,000. Clarivate recently released […]
A Printed AgO-Zn Rechargeable Battery For Flexible Electronics
Researchers from UC San Diego and ZPower have developed a flexible, rechargeable AgO-Zn battery with greater areal energy density, which can fabricated by screen printing under normal lab conditions.
More scientific and technical details at: https://www.cell.com/joule/pdf/S2542-..
Launch Celebration of the Institute for Materials Discovery and Design (IMDD) at UC San Diego
This video covers a keynote address by Nobel Laureate Stanly Whittingham, talks from IMDD faculty members and an overview from IMDD director Shirley Meng. Find more details about IMDD: https://imdd.ucsd.edu/
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