Our collaboration with PNNL on Perovskite Solar Cell was Reported!

Our research with PNNL on perovskite solar cell was reported by EMSL News. Congrats to Shen and Pritesh! More information see this link.

Moses Kodur Wins the Outstanding Presentation, Energy at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium

Our undergraduate student Moses Kodur presented his abstract at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium at Rice University on October 22, 2016. His presentation was judged as Outstanding Presentation, Energy. Congratulations!

Jungwoo Wins the On-campus Entrepreneur Chanllenge Competition

Jungwoo pitched in the on-campus Entrepreneur Chanllenge competition at South 8 Technologies and won $2,000! She was awesome up there!! Congratulations!

Battery experts (including Prof. Shirley Meng) explain the needs and challenges for better batteries

More detail see http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/super-battery.html

Our paper on Zn-based aqueous battery had been selected as the PCCP front cover

Our work on Zn-based aqueous battery had been selected as the PCCP front cover. Congrats Jae! J.W. Shin, J.-M. You, J. Z. Lee, R. Kumar, L. Yin, J. Wang, and Y. S. Meng,”Deposition of ZnO on bismuth species towards a rechargeable Zn-based aqueous battery” , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.,  2016, 18, 26376

Professor Meng Talks Energy Storage on ECS

Professor Meng talks energy storage on ECS. She shows the future of batteries. More information see link.

LESC is part of the new Battery500 consortium

LESC is part of the new Battery500 consortium led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) aiming to almost triple the energy packed in electric car batteries and make them smaller, lighter and less expensive. This would allow manufacturers to make more affordable electric vehicles that can travel two to three times farther. See news report onContinue Reading

Improve performance of cathode material by controlling oxygen activity

Our research ‘Gas–solid interfacial modification of oxygen activity in layered oxide cathodes for lithium-ion batteries‘ was published on Nature Communication. See news report on this link.

“Ceramics for Energy” Workshop

“Ceramics for Energy” Workshop will be hold on June 3rd (Fri) and 4th (Sat half-day), 2016  in San Diego, California More details see link.

Moses Kodur Received Best Presentation Award

Moses Kodur, an undergraduate student in Prof. Shirley Meng’s group at Department of NanoEngineering, UC San Diego was awarded a prize for Best Presentation – Energy at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium at Rice University in 2015. Moses received the award from Prof. Meng. His undergraduate research work focuses on synthesis and characterization of novelContinue Reading


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