email: hyc022 at eng.ucsd.edu
Haelie received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. Her previous research focused on metal adhesion using electrospinning method. After her graduation, she worked for Samsung SDI. Her current research involves optimizing and understanding the polyol process to synthesis high-voltage cathode materials for Li-ion batteries.
email: danielmdavies at gmail.com
Dan received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University. Spent last year developing and trying to commercialize a novel battery cycler. His current research involves battery management systems for grid scale use through a combination of computational and experimental work
email: chf008 at eng.ucsd.edu
Chengcheng received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University and M.Phil. from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her previous work focused on Si-based nano composite anode materials for lithium ion batteries. Her current project in the LESC group is to develop advanced electrode materials for rechargeable batteries.
email: wgetz at eng.ucsd.edu
Will graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Chemistry. He was previously involved in photochemistry research projects on inorganic phosphors and compounds associated with photosynthetic reactions. His current research entails development of rechargeable batteries with novel functionality utilizing zinc and metal-oxide electrodes.
email: hhirsh at eng.ucsd.edu
Hayley received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. Her previous research included transition metal oxide catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells. Her current research interests include the synthesis and characterization of cathode materials for sodium ion batteries.
email: jzlee at ucsd.edu
Jungwoo graduated with a B.A. in physics from Wellesley College. Afterwards she worked as a research engineer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Photovoltaic Research Laboratory developing in situ imaging techniques for solar cell manufacturing and novel solar-to-fuel water splitting devices. She’s joining the LESC group using in situ characterization methods to elucidate structural and chemical changes in microbatteries over use.
email: yil889 at eng.ucsd.edu
Yixuan received her B.S. in New Energy Science and Engineering from Nanjing University in China. Her previous research focused on developing cathode materials for Li-ion batteries and Li-air batteries. Her current research involves synthesis and characterization of advanced electrode materials for Li-ion batteries.
email: hannguyen858 at gmail.com
Han graduated with a B.S. in Nano Engineering from UCSD. His research investigates the synthesis, processing, and characterization of sodium based solid-state electrolyte.
email: priteshparikh at eng.ucsd.edu
Pritesh Parikh graduated from BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Physics. His previous work at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research focused on nanoelectromechanical systems using vanadium dioxide nanowires. Pritesh is interested in using nanostructures for renewable energy generation. His current research involves understanding the charge transport and recombination mechanisms in perovskite based solar cells.
Darren Tan Huan Shen
email: dht020 at eng.ucsd.edu
Darren graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering. He previously worked on developing transition metal based cathodes for lithium sulfur battery applications. His current research involves development of various solid state chemistries to improve performance in lithium and sodium sulfur cells.
email: spvalenz at eng.ucsd.edu
Sophia received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. Her previous research included spectroelectrochemistry of battery materials and electrocatalysts for hydrogen production. Her current research focuses on development and characterization of perovskite solar cells.
email: shenwang8713 at ucsd.edu
Shen received his B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University and M.S. in Condensed Matter Physics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His previous researches in the Chinese Academy of Sciences focused on liquid and quasi-solid state electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cells and quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. His current research is based on the charge transfer and recombination mechanisms in perovskite solar cells.
email: eaw003 at eng.ucsd.edu
Erik graduated with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley. He is interested in energy technologies and has worked in industry doing process development and optimization of solar cells before coming to UC San Diego. His current research involves the synthesis, processing, characterization, and evaluation of sodium and lithium-based solid-state electrolyte materials.
email: thomasawynn at gmail.com
Tom graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, using advanced microscopy techniques to characterize metallic and nuclear fuel interfaces. He then earned an M.S. from UC Davis, studying magnetic anisotropy in complex oxide thin films by soft x-ray spectroscopy. He is currently applying his background in advanced characterization and film growth to understand changes in interfacial structure and composition that limit solid-state battery performance.
email: yay081 at eng.ucsd.edu
Yang received his B.S. in Material Science&Engineering from Peking University in China. His previous work was focused on the synthesis, assessment of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) and applications of MOF-derived nano-porous particles on energy conversion and storage fields. His current project involves develop advanced electrolyte and electrode materials for lithium ion battery.