Graduate Students

alvarado_webJudith Alvarado

email: judithalvarado at gmail.com

Judith completed her undergraduate degree from CSU San Bernardino with a B.S in Chemistry with an ACS certification. She received a M.S degree from CSU Los Angeles in Inorganic Chemistry. Her current research involves the investigation of silicon as anode material, focusing on the chemical and mechanical degradation of this material.

 

Hyeseung ChungHyeseung Chung

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.

 

Dan DavisDan Davies

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

ChengchengChengcheng Fang

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.

Hayley Hirsh

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.

 Jungwoo LeeJungwoo Lee

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.

ma_webChuze Ma

email: chm010 at eng.ucsd.edu

Mark received his bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing. He is interested in the exploration of new cathodes materials and their applications in plug-in-hybrid and all-electric vehicles. He is also interested in future applications of lithium batteries for stationary electrical energy storage.

 

Nguyen_webHan Nguyen

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.

 

 

Pritesh ParikhPritesh Parikh

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.

seo_webJoon Kyo Seo

email: jkseo at ucsd.edu

Joon received B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kyungpook National University and M.S. in Energy Systems Engineering from DGIST in Korea. He worked at LG Electronics Advanced Control Laboratory after his B.S. Currently, his research involves developing novel electrodes for rechargeable batteries by experimental measurement and computational validation.

wang_s_webShen Wang

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.

 

 

ErikErik Wu

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.

TomThomas Wynn

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.

YangyuchenYangyuchen Yang

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.

zhang_webMinghao Zhang

email: miz016 at eng.ucsd.edu

Minghao graduated with a bachelor of Physics in Nankai University and a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During his Master’s study, he focused on functional materials for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Currently, he spends most of time thinking about advanced lithium-ion battery based on novel type of high performance electrode materials using computational method.

Contact

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