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.


Our group has publicly launched a new startup UNIGRID Battery at the SPEC Summit. With Darren H.S. Tan as the CTO, attendees were treated to a live demonstration of the all solid-state battery prototype, cutting the pouch type battery during operation at the summit. LESC alumni Dr. Haodong Liu also unveiled the startup company TyFast, […]


Victory of Lithium-Ion Battery! Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2019) awarded for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Dr. John B. Goodenough, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham and Dr. Akira Yoshino for their research in improving battery technology. Sincerest congratulations to these three pioneers in lithium-ion battery!  Picture from twitter @The Nobel Prize https://twitter.com/NobelPrize?s=17


Co-precipitation technique to synthesize sodium cathode materials – video from sodium ion battery team in LESC

Check this video out in our Video Gallery or LESC Youtube channel! See link: https://youtu.be/r5cLcPRPW1M


Our work published in Nature is featured by Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego! Congrats to Chengcheng!

Please see link for more details: http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/news_releases/release.sfe?id=2850


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

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Sodium Batteries Could Make A Come -Back

Could the Future Be Powered by Salt? Sodium batteries could make a come -back Could The Future Be Powered By Salt?

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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