Dr. Meng received the innovation award from the U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative in recognition of her research on batteries! Congrats!

Learn more details here: https://www.energy.gov/articles/doe-congratulates-2022-clean-energy-education-empowerment-award-winners

LG-FRL Annual Review Meeting successfully concluded! Our new perspective on scaling up sulfide-based solid-state battery has been published in Joule and highlighted by UCSD!

Read more about the news: https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/setting-the-stage-for-solid-state-battery-success Read more about our perspective paper here: http://smeng.ucsd.edu/wp-content/uploads/mmc2-1.pdf

Our latest work exploring the pressure effects on Li metal anode cycling has been published in Nature Energy!

This work studies the behavior of Li metal during deposition and dissolution when different uniaxial stacking pressures are present. Based on the experimental finding and computational results, we propose a key factor to enable facile Li metal anode cycling by building Li-reservoir. Learn more details at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-021-00917-3

Our work on implementing Si anode in all solid-state battery is published in Science! Congrats Dr. Tan!

This new work offers a promising solution to the silicon anode problem by reducing the use of carbon material to mitigate the side reactions, and confining the volumetric change by external pressure. The findings from this study open up a new territory for all-solid-state battery field. Check out more details at: 10.1126/science.abg7217 See the highlights […]

Our paper on developing a new sodium ion conductor is published in Nature Communications! Congrats!

This work demonstrates a new sodium-ion conductor for solid-state sodium-ion (SSSB) batteries that is stable when incorporated into higher-voltage oxide cathodes. A SSSB comprising a composite cathode, Na3PS4 electrolyte, and Na-Sn anode exhibits an exceptional first-cycle Coulombic efficiency of 97.1% at room temperature and can cycle over 1000 cycles with 89.3% capacity retention at 40 […]

Our paper in Matter is featured as January’s cover article

Matter journal featuring our work: https://twitter.com/Matter_CP/status/1346858431513321472?s=03 Check out more details of the work: http://smeng.ucsd.edu/wp-content/uploads/PIIS2590238520305804.pdf