email: d3cheng at eng.ucsd.edu
Diyi received his B.S. in Material Physics from Jilin University in China. His previous research focused on nickel–cobalt layered double hydroxide nanosheets for high-performance supercapacitor electrode materials. Currently he is working on lithium thin film battery and solid-state electrolyte.
Hyeseung (Haelie) 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.
email: danielmdavies at gmail.com
Dan received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University. His current work is focused on the use of Liquefied Gas Electrolytes for Lithium batteries.
Macwin Savio D’Souza
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.
ofjeldbe at eng.ucsd.edu
Oeystein received B.S. in Chemistry in 2017 from Wingate University in North Carolina (minors in math, physics, and communication). He is interested in using nanoengineering for materials design of emerging solar cell technologies such as hybrid organic/inorganic perovskites.
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: 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 Nguyen is an alumnus of UCSD in Nanoengineering (2014). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. under the advisement of Professor Ying Shirley Meng. His research interest is in the development of all-solid-state batteries. He investigates the synthesis, processing, and electro-chemical properties of solid-state electrolytes that enable all-solid-state batteries. His current research interests are in close collaboration with industry partners such as: Shell and LG-Chem. He has interned with General Motors and Tesla Motors research and development team working on advanced battery technologies.
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. Pritesh is interested in exploring nanoscale structure-property relations using focused ion beam and atom probe tomography. He has worked previously with finFETs, battery cathode materials and perovskite solar cells. His current research involves exploring fundamentals of Si anodes for high energy density Li-ion batteries.
email: bsayahpo at eng.ucsd.edu
Baharak received her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from University of Tehran and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research background is in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for Lithium-air batteries. She is interested in the development of novel electrocatalytic systems for future energy storage technologies.
email: jdscharf at eng.ucsd.edu
Jonathan received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with honors in 2016 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Alongside his PhD studies, he earned an M.S. in Nanoengineering at the University of California San Diego with research focused on potential induced degradation in silicon solar modules. His previous work focused on memristor nanodevice fabrication and characterization for neuromorphic computing. Jonathan’s current projects focus on solid state batteries for sustainable grid storage and stretchable zinc batteries for wearable electronics.
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: 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
email: w1yao at eng.ucsd.edu
Weiliang received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology(IIT). His previous researches focused on synthesis and characterization of nano-sized LiCoO2 as well as LiAlO2-Al2O3 surface modification on nano-sized LiCoO2. He is now a M.S Thesis student in Materials Science and Engineering and his current project is to develop cobalt free cathode materials with bulk and surface stability at high working temperature.
email: yyijie at eng.ucsd.edu
Yijie Yin graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in history. He was also selected to participate in the Excellent Engineer Training Program in SJTU. He was previously involved in synthesizing supramolecular hydrogels and study their applications on cell adhesion and growth in tissue engineering. He is now pursuing a master degree and his current project is to develop a new advanced electrolyte for next generation Lithium Metal battery.
email yiz873 at eng.ucsd.edu
Yihui received her B.S. in Materials Chemistry from Beijing Jiaotong University. Her previous work focused on SnO2 nanorods-graphene composite anode materials for lithium ion batteries. Currently, she is working on Li metal batteries in the LESC group.