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Y. Shirley Meng, Ph.D.

Dr. Y. Shirley Meng received her Ph.D. in Advance Materials for Micro & Nano Systems from the Singapore-MIT Alliance in 2005, after which she worked as a postdoc research fellow and became a research scientist at MIT. Shirley currently holds the Zable Endowed Chair Professor in Energy Technologies and is Professor of NanoEngineering and Materials Science, University of California San Diego (UCSD). She is the founding Director of Sustainable Power and Energy Center (http://spec.ucsd.edu). Shirley received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2011, UCSD Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories Award in 2013, Science Award in Electrochemistry by BASF and Volkswagen in 2014,  C.W. Tobias Young Investigator Award of the Electrochemical Society (2016), IUMRS-Singapore Young Scientist Research Award (2017),International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation (ICESI) Inaugural Young Career Award (2018), American Chemical Society ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award (2018) and Finalist for the Blavatnik National Award (2018). Her research group – Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC) – focuses on functional nano and micro-scale materials for energy storage and conversion. The more recent programs include the design, synthesis, processing, and operando characterization of energy storage materials in advanced rechargeable batteries; new intercalation materials for sodium ion batteries; and advanced flow batteries for grids large scale storage. Shirley is the author and co-author of more than160peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book chapter and6patents. She serves on the executive committee for battery division at the Electrochemical Society and she is the Editor-in-Chief for MRS Energy & Sustainability. Dr. Meng’s current CV may be downloaded here.

Contact Information

Room 242G, Structural & Materials Engineering (SME) Building
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC0448
La Jolla, CA 92093-0448

Phone: 858-822-4247
Fax: 858-534-9553
Email: shirleymeng@ucsd.edu
Web: http://smeng.ucsd.edu     Link: SPEC center

Administrative Contact:

Ms. Shuang Bai
Room 242 pod, SME Building
Email: s1bai@eng.ucsd.edu
Research Highlights
  • Combining first principles computation with experiments to pre-screen and design new high energy high power electrode materials – Meng’s Ph.D. work was the first of this kind and was awarded the prestigious MRS Graduate Student Award.
  • Pioneering in investigations into the ion transport, phase transformations and surface/interface stability in lithium and sodium intercalation compounds for electrochemical energy storage with aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy with electron energy loss spectroscopy (a-STEM/EELS)
  • Developed advanced neutron-based characterization techniques of electrode materials, including   in-situ measurements of oxygen evolutions in high voltage cathode materials.
  •  Developed nano battery fabrication with Focused Ion Beam (FIB)/SEM and in situ biasing and monitoring of solid/solid electrode electrolyte interfaces during electrochemical processes.
Research Interests

Rechargeable batteries (energy storage) for electric vehicles and renewable energy sources, functional ceramics materials for energy storage and conversion, operando characterization (electron scattering, x-ray and neutron scattering), first principles computation guided materials discovery and design.

Teaching Interests
  • Thermodynamics of Materials – Nano148 (undergrad)
  • Advanced Characterization for Nanosystems – Nan111 (undergrad) CENG230 (graduate)
  • Energy Storage and Conversion – Nano 164 (undergrad) Nano261 (graduate)
Education, Professional Experience & Spin-Offs

2017–Now, Professor, NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego
2013–2017, Associate Professor, NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego
2009–2013, Assistant Professor, NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego
2009–2013, Adjunct Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida
2008–2009, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
2007–2008, Research Scientist, Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

Editorial and Professional Society
  • Founding Director of Sustainable Power and Energy Center (http://spec.ucsd.edu) The SPEC consists more than fifteen faculty members from interdisciplinary fields, who all focus on making breakthroughs in distributed energy generation, storage and the accompanying integration-management systems.
  • Fellow of the Electrochemical Society 2018 to present
  • Executive Board Member and Secretary (Elected) for Battery Division of the Electrochemical Society USA (2014 – present)    
  • Executive Board Member and Treasurer for International Battery Association (IBA), 2017 – now
  • Editor-in-Chief – MRS Energy&Sustainability 2019 to present
  • Technical Editor– Journal of Power Sources (IF 6.7) 2015-2019
  • Associate EditorNPG Asia Materials (IF 9.0) 2012-2015
  • Editorial Board Member – Ionics (IF 1.7) Sustainable Energy and Fuels (new journal 2016), Advanced
  • Energy Materials (IF 21.8) and Chemical Reviews (IF 47.9)
  • Guest Editor – First focused issue for Journal of the Electrochemical Society (JES) on “Intercalation Compounds” (co-editor, Stanley Whittingham)
  • Guest Editor – Focused issue for MRS Bulletin on “Frontier in In Situ TEM” (co-editors, Haimei Zheng and Yimei Zhu)
  • Regular reviewer for Journal of American Chemical Society, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Solid State Ionics, Journal of Materials Research, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Advanced Energy Materials, ACS Nano and Energy and Environmental Science, Nature Communications, Nature Chemistry and Science.
  • Panel reviewer for National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, USA and various overseas funding agencies including Hong Kong Council of Research, German Research Foundation, Israel Science Foundation and Canada Foundation for Innovation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Singapore A*STAR
PI Honors & Awards
  • 2019, Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Award for Excellence in Research in Science and Engineering
  • 2019, IBA2019 Research Award of International Battery Materials Association (IBA)
  • 2018, Elected Fellow of Electrochemical Society (ECS)
  • 2018, Blavatnik National Awards Finalist http://blavatnikawards.org/
  • 2018, American Chemical Society ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award 2018, International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation (ICESI) Inaugural Young Career Award
  • 2017, IUMRS-Singapore Young Scientist Research Award
  • 2016, Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Award Finalist (Honorable mention)
  • 2016, Charles W. Tobias Award, Electrochemical Society
  • 2015, Frontier of Innovation Award
  • 2014, Science Award Electrochemistry by BASF and Volkswagen
  • 2013, Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Research Award 
  • 2011, National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award
  • 2011, Christopher Fell (Meng’s first Ph.D. student) won the Student Award of Battery Division, the Electrochemical Society.
  • 2008, Early Career Faculty Travel Award (The Electrochemical Society)
  • 2003, Graduate Student Award (Materials Research Society)
  • 2002, Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Co. Pte. Ltd (SSMC) Award
  • 2000, Singapore-MIT Alliance Postgraduate Study Scholarship (2000-2005)

Shuang Bai

s1bai at eng.ucsd.edu

Shuang graduated with a master degree majored in Medicinal Chemistry from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University-Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS joint training program in 2016. Now she works as a Faculty Assistant to Prof. Ying Shirley Meng as well as a Staff Research Associate of the group. Shuang helps manage Shirley’s schedule, organize group activities and host seminars and conferences. If you need to contact Shirley or have any questions or concerns regarding the group, email Shuang and she will reply to you in a timely manner.

Dr. Chengcheng Fang

email: chf008 at eng.ucsd.edu

Chengcheng received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from LESC, UC San Diego in 2019. She received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, and M.Phil. from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She has extensive experience in lithium-ion/lithium-metal battery research and processing, including advanced cathode/anode materials synthesis, electrode fabrication, pouch cell assembly and design, full-scale characterizations, and cell failure diagnosis. Her postdoctoral research focuses on fundamental science and electrochemistry of lithium metal anode.

Dr. Yoon-Gyo Cho

email: cuteboy227 at unist.ac.kr

Yoon-Gyo received his Ph. D. in chemical engineering from UNIST, Korea. He has worked in the field of lithium rechargeable batteries, especially eutectic electrolytes for operating at low temperature and organogel electrolytes for high-energy-density lithium-ion batteries. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego in the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC) under Prof. Y. Shirley Meng. His current research interests are pouch cell investigation and novel electrolyte development for high voltage cathode materials.

Dr. Weikang Li

email: wel001 at eng.ucsd.edu

Weikang obtained his B.S in 2013 and Ph.D. in 2019 both from Beijing Institute of Technology. His previous research supervised by Prof. Feng Wu focused on the interface issues of cathode materials. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC) at UC San Diego under Prof. Shirley Meng’s supervision. His current research is focused on the synthesis and advanced characterization of the interface for Cobalt-free cathode materials.

Dr. Dijo Damien

email: ddamien at eng.ucsd.edu

Dijo received his master degree in chemistry from the National Institute of Technology Trichy (NIT Trichy, India) and finished his doctoral research on nanomaterials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion applications from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM, India). His research interests include 2D-layered and organic electrode materials for Li/Na batteries, supercapacitors and hydrogen evolution reactions. Currently he is an assistant professor at of chemistry, Christ College Irinjalakuda, India, teaching spectroscopic characterization of materials. He is a Fulbright post-doctoral fellow in the Department of NanoEngineering at the UC San Diego exploring Co free high voltage cathode materials, solid state batteries, Molybdenum chalcogenide-based electrodes for Li-O2 batteries etc. under the supervision of Prof. Ying Shirley Meng.

 Dr. Min-cheol Kim

email: mck001 at eng.ucsd.edu

Min-cheol received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seoul National University in 2018. He has been researching on fabrication and characterization of Perovskite solar cells, enhancing the performance of devices by employing interfacial and intrinsic carrier dynamics engineering. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego in the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC) under Prof. Ying Shirley Meng. His current research interests are scaling-up procedure and securing durability of Perovskite solar cells.

Dr. Jean-Marie Doux

email: jdoux at eng.ucsd.edu

Jean-Marie obtained a B.S. in Physics and Chemistry and a M.S. in New and Renewable Energy at the University of Nantes in France. He joined the Institute of Materials Jean Rouxel in 2014, being part of the Fuel Cell team of the Electrochemical Storage and Conversion of Energy group. His doctoral studies are based on synthesis and characterization of new electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells. His research interests are focused on solid state and single crystal syntheses, chemical and electrochemical characterizations and ionic and electronic transport properties. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego in the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC), where he works on solid state electrolytes for alkali metal batteries.

Dr. Marco Olguin

email: maolguin at eng.ucsd.edu

Marco obtained both a B.S. and a M.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Texas at El Paso. He then joined the Computational Science Program at the University of Texas at El Paso in 2010 for his doctoral studies on an excited-state perturbative DFT method implemented in the massively parallelized NRLMOL code under the supervision of Prof. Tunna Baruah and Prof. Rajendra Zope. He then worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the US Army Research Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. Oleg Borodin, where he performed computational molecular modeling studies of anode, bulk electrolyte, and cathode materials for application in high voltage 5-V Li-ion batteries. Marco is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of NanoEngineering at the UC San Diego working in the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion under Prof. Ying Shirley Meng. His research interests include the study of oxygen redox-active cathode materials, electrolyte/cathode interfacial chemistry, and High Performance Computing.

Dr. Minghao Zhang

email: miz016 at eng.ucsd.edu

Minghao received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC San Diego in 2017. He earned his B.S. in Physics from Nankai University (2009), and M.S. in Materials Physics and Chemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012). He is currently a postdoc researcher from Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC) at UC San Diego. His research interests include materials diagnosis through multidimensional advanced characterizations, electrode materials design based on ab initio calculations, and synthesis/modification method development for next generation lithium-ion and post lithium-ion batteries with high energy density.

 

Dr. Abhik Banerjee

email: a7banerjee at eng.ucsd.edu

Dr. Abhik Banerjee received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemistry from University of Calcutta. He did his Ph.D. in 2015 from National Chemical Laboratory, India.  He was then postdoctoral scholar at Ulsan National University of Science and Technology, South Korea. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Nano-engineering at UCSD, working in the “Laboratory of Energy Storage and Conversion” under Prof. Ying Shirley Meng. His research interest includes the design principle and interfacial charge transfer limitation of solid-state electrolytes for Li and Na-ion batteries.

Dr. Xuefeng Wang

email: xuw079 at eng.ucsd.edu

Xuefeng obtained his M.S. in 2013 and Ph.D. in 2015, both from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP, CAS). His interests are focused on the high-energy storage beyond Li-ion batteries, such as Li-S batteries, Na-ion batteries, Li-air batteries and Li-metal. His research in the IOP, CAS involved in exploring new electrode materials, designing nano-architecture, clarifying atomic structure, investigating intercalation mechanism and improving electrochemical performance of the Li-S and Na-ion batteries. He is also interested in the two-dimensional materials for the rechargeable batteries, such as graphene, layered oxides, transition metal dichalcogenides, Mxenes and so on. Currently, he is focusing on the understanding of catalytic mechanism for Li-air batteries as well as the growth mechanism and protection of Li metal.

 

Diyi Cheng

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.

Dan Davies

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: msdsouza at eng.ucsd.edu
 
Macwin graduated with a Bachelors’ in Chemical Engineering from RVCE, Bangalore, India in 2016. After graduating he joined Reliance Industries Limited, India as a Process Engineer where he focused on the manufacturing of organic polymers such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for the petrochemical industry. He is currently pursuing a Masters’ in Materials Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. His research interest is in the field of electrochemical energy storage. Currently, he is involved in the development of high capacity silicon anode materials for the next generation Lithium-ion batteries.

Oeystein Fjeldberg

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.

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.

Yixuan Li

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.

Bingyu Lu

email: blu at eng.ucsd.edu
 
Bingyu received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of California, San Diego. His previous research focused on developing Li-Air Batteries and the application of Cryo-TEM on the characterization of Lithium Metal Batteries. He is currently working on the synthesis and characterization of protective layers for lithium metal.

Matthew Mayer

email: mjmayer at eng.ucsd.edu

Matt received his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. His previous research focused on fabricating and characterizing a thin, double-sided air-breathing micro fuel cell. Currently he is interested in lithium metal batteries.

Baharak Sayahpour

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.

Jonathan Scharf

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.

Ryosuke Shimizu

email: ryshimiz at eng.ucsd.edu
Ryosuke received B.S. and M.S. in Physics from Tohoku University in Japan. His previous focus was a surface structure of ionic liquids by SFG spectroscopy. Then, he had worked at Honda R&D as an engineer for a few years. Currently, he is working on thin-film battery.

 

Erik 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.

Thomas 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.

 Yangyuchen 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 storage fields. He currently working on the development of liquefied gas electrolyte and enable Li metal anode by comprehensive approaches.

Weiliang Yao

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.

Yijie Yin

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.

Yihui Zhang

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.

 

 

Amanda Cabreros

Amanda a Chemical Engineering undergraduate student and is working with Shen on the Perovskite Solar Cells.

 

Miguel Ceja

Miguel Ceja is a third year Environmental Engineering student interested in clean energy research. His current roll in the LESC group is to assist Chengcheng’s project on lithium metal rechargeable batteries and advanced electrode materials.

Ricky Huang

Ricky is a Chemical Engineering undergraduate and is working with Haelie on Layered Oxide materials.

 

Carlos Mejia

Carlos is a transfer student from Grossmont College, majoring in Nanoengineering with a focus in Materials Science. He is currently working with Haelie on synthesis of cathode materials for Li-ion batteries.

 Hyukin Moon

Hyukin is a first-year Chemical Engineering undergraduate student and is working with Jonathan on solid-state batteries for sustainable grid storage and stretchable zinc batteries for wearable electronics.

 

 Susie Park

Susie is a third year Chemical Engineering student, and is helping Yixuan on her work with Li-ion Batteries.

 

 

Sabrina Richardson

Sabrina is a third year Chemical Engineering student, and is working with Hayley on sodium ion batteries.

 

 

Katya Sablina

Katya Sablina is a third year student majoring in Nanoengineering with focus in Electrical Engineering. His current research includes liquified gas electrolytes and additives for lithium batteries assisting Dan.

 

Osman Trieu

Osman Trieu, fourth year NanoEngineering student focusing in Materials Science, currently researches lithium-ion batteries in Prof. Meng’s Lab.  He is currently working with Pritesh Parikh, Macwin Savio D’Souza on silicon anodes for the next generation of high energy density batteries.

Hedi (Jerry) Yang

Jerry is a first-year Nanoengineering undergraduate student and is working with Darren in the solid-state batteries subgroup.

Faculty Assistant

UnjongUnjong Lee

Faculty Assistant (2014-2018)

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Ju-hsiang (Shawn) Cheng

Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2018)

Shawn is an engineer at Tesla Motors

Dr. Thomas Brenner

Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018)

Tom is a post-doc at  the Weizmann Institute of Science

 

Cyrus RustomjiDr. Cyrus Rustomji

Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2017)

Cyrus is the Chief Technical Officer at South 8 Technologies, INC.

 

Mahsa SinaDr. Mahsa Sina

Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2017)

Mahsa is a TEM scientist at Failure Analysis Lab and a lecturer at SDSU.

 

SunnyDr. Sunny Hy

Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2016)

Sunny is an engineer at Tesla Motors.

 

 

 

UntitledDr. Young-Sang Yu

Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2014)

Young-Sang is a staff scientist at LBNL at Advanced Light Source, Berkeley.

 

DSC_8512_webDr. Tom Yersak

Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2014)

Tom is currently a research staff scientist at GM.

 

 

 

DSC_8681_webDr. Dhamadaran Santhanegopalan

Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2014)

Dhams is an Assistant Professor at Amrita Centre for Nanoscience in India.

 

 

KDr. Kyler Carroll

Postdoc/Assistant Project Scientist (2010 – 2013)

Kyler is currently at Wildcat.

 

 

DDr. Daniel Gostovic

Postdoctoral Fellow (2009 – 2010)

Daniel is currently at FEI.

 

 

 

Dr. Yoyo Hinumayoyo

 

 

 

 

 

PhD Students

Dr. Pritesh Parikh

Graduate Student in LESC (2014-2019)

Pritesh is currently working at Ecellix Inc.

 

Dr. Han Nguyen

Undergraduate Student in LESC (2012-2014)

Graduate Student in LESC (2014-2019)

Han is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry in UCSD. 

Dr. Shen Wang

Graduate Student in LESC (2013-2018)

Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2019)

Shen is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

MikeDr. Michael Verde

Graduate Student in LESC (2010-2015)

Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2017)

Mike is a research scientist at Trojan Battery Company.

图片1Dr. Danna Qian

Graduate Student in LESC (2010-2015)

Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2016)

 

 Dr. Jungwoo LeeJungwoo Lee

Graduate Student in LESC (2014-2018)

Jungwoo is currently working at South 8 Technologies, INC.

 

seo_webDr. Joon Kyo Seo

Graduate Student in LESC (2013-2017)

Joon is currently working at LG Chem.

 

 

alvarado_webDr. Judith Alvarado

Graduat Student in LESC (2013-2017)

Judith is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

ma_webDr. Chuze Ma

Graduate Student in LESC (2012-2017)

Chuze is currently working at Wildcat Discovery Technologies

yoon_webDr. Hyojung Chloe Yoon

Graduate Student in LESC (2011-2016)

Chloe is currently working at LG Chem.

 

ZingDr. Ziying Wang

Graduate Student in LESC (2011-2016)

Ziying is working for Maxwell Tech.

shin_webDr. JaeWook Shin

Graduate Student in LESC (2011-2016)

Jae is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at KAIST

 

 

liu_webDr. Haodong Liu

Graduate Student in LESC (2011-2016)

Haodong is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at UCSD.

 

 

cho_webDr. Hyung-Man Cho

Graduate Student (2011-2015)

Hyung-Man (Josh) is currently a project scientist at LG Chem Ltd.

 

xu_webDr. Jing Xu

Graduate Student (2011-2014)

Jing is currently an assistant professor at Iowa State University.

 

Daniel Dr. Daniel (Dae Hoe) Lee

Graduate Student (2009-2013)

Daniel is currently a project scientist at Samsung.

 

 

B Dr. Bo Xu 

Graduate Student (2007-2012)

Bo is currently at Apple.

 

 

C Dr. Chris Fell 

Graduate Student (-2012)

Chris is currently at Tesla.

 

 

Tim Dr. Ming-Che (Tim)Yang 

Graduate Student (-2012).

 

 

 

Master Students

Wilton Woo

Wilton graduated June of 2018.

 

 

Christopher KompellaChristopher Kompella

Chris graduated March of 2017 and is currently working at American Lithium Energy in Carlsbad, CA.

 

 

图片2Riley Yaylian

Riley graduated September of 2015 and is currently working at Dexcom, Inc.

 

 

mcrae_webAlex MacRae

Alex graduated June of 2015 and is currently woriking at Visa USA

 

 

miller_webChandler Miller

Chandler graduated March of  2015 and is currently working at Enphase Energy.

 

 

AoronAoran Xu

Aoran graduated March of 2014 and is currently working for Illumina Inc.

 

 

 

octavioOctavio Salazar

Salazar is working for Qualcomm.

 

 

 

Chang LiuChang Liu

Chang graduated December of  2013 and is currently working at Hewlett-Packard.

 

 

thomasThomas McGilvray

Thomas graduated June of  2012 and is currently working for Oasis Materials as a Design Engineer.

 

 

Undergradute Students

Gautam Suresh

Gautam is currently pursuing a Master degree at University of Pennsylvania

 

Yongbai (Josh) Gong

Josh is currently working at General Atomics.

 

Jessie LinJessie Lin

Jessie is currently pursuing a Master at National Chiao Tung University.

 

 

 

MosesMoses Kodur

Moses is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at University of California, San Diego

 

 

ZoraZihan Huang

Zihan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at University of Notre Dame

RohanRohan Rajeev

Rohan is currently pursuing a Master at University of Michigan

 

 

 

Taylor UekertTaylor M Uekert

Taylor is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Cambridge University

 

Brian P Shahbazianunnamed

Brian is currently pursuing a Master at University of Michigan

 

 

SShawn Chen 

Shawn is currently pursuing a PhD at Northwestern University.

 

 

ShwanMichael Mullins-Jensen

Michael is currently pursuing a PhD at Stanford University.

 

 

 

Toru HatsukadeToru Hatsukade

Toru is currently pursuing a PhD at Stanford University.

 

 

 

RazielRaziel Acosta

Raziel is currently pursing a Master at University of California, San Diego.

 

 

michaelMichael Chen

Michael is currently pursing a PhD at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

 

 

 

lau_webDerek Lau

Derek is currently pursing a PhD at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

 

Somerville_webJames Somerville

James is currently pursing a PhD at University of Oxford.

 

 

 

tang_webMichael Tang

Michael is working at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

 

 

 

Dr. Wurigumula Bao

Aug 2019 – Now

Wurigumula received her B.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2013 and 2019 respectively. Her research interests focus on silicon-based anode materials for lithium-ion battery. She is currently a visiting scholar in the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC) under Prof. Ying Shirley Meng at UC San Diego. Her current research includes improvements and advanced characterizations of the SEI for silicon-based anode materials.

Jessica Tortoledo

June 2019 – August 2019

Jessica is an undergraduate student in Nanotechnology at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is working with Baharak on synthesis and characterization of catalytic cathode nanomaterials for Lithium-Oxygen batteries.

Evelyn Hernández Vargas

June 2019 – August 2019

Evelyn is an undergraduate student in Renewable Energy Engineering at the Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla. She is working with Baharak on synthesis and characterization of catalytic cathode nanomaterials for Lithium-Oxygen batteries.

Sahana Kumar

July 2019 – August 2019

Sahana is a first-year Biomedical Engineering student at Johns Hopkins University, and is currently helping with Jonathan’s research on zinc-silver batteries.

George Duong

July 2019 – August 2019

George is currently a high school student at San Gabriel High School in Los Angeles. He is working with Jonathan on a pressure study and the effects it has on stretchable zinc batteries. 

Xiaowei Wang

Nov 2018-Mar 2019

Xiaowei is currently a Ph. D. student in NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering from National University of Singapore. 

 Jesus Ricardo Carmona Moroyoqui

Jun 2018-Aug 2018
 
Ricardo is an Aerospace Engineering undergraduate student at Autonomous University of Baja California.
 
 
 
 

Axel Melchor Gaona-Carranza

Jun 2018-Aug 2018
 
Axel is a Nanotechnology undergraduate student at National Autonomous University of Mexico with focus in nanostructure physics.
 

Markus Wolff

Dec 2017-May 2018
 
Markus is currently pursuing his M.Sc. at TUM.
 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Bao Qiu

Jun 2017-Oct 2017

Bao is currently working at Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences.

yodaAkira Yoda

Oct 2015-Sept 2017

Akira Yoda is currently working at Denka Co., Ltd (Japan).

Marcella Günther

Jan 2017-Mar 2017
 
Marcella is currently a student at the University of Wuerzburg.

 

Akihiro OritaDr. Akihiro Orita

Nov 2014-Dec 2016

Akihiro Orita is currently working at Hitachi Chemical Company (Japan).

 

 

Hitoshi ShobukawaHitoshi Shobukawa

Sep 2014-Aug 2016

Hitoshi Shobukawa is currently working at Asahi-Kasei Corporation of Japan.

HuiHui Li

Oct 2015-Oct 2016

Hui is currently a graduate student at the Beijing Insititute of Technology.

ChangrongChangrong Zhu

Nov 2015-Jun 2016

Changrong  is currently a graduate student at the Nanyang Technological University.

 

GraphCécile CHENOT

Mar 2016-Jun 2016

Cecile is currently a graduate student at the University of Namur, Belgium

 

Katsunori TakaharaDr. Katsunori Takahara

Sept 2014-Dec 2015

Katsunori Takahara is curretly a project scientist at Sony Corporation. 

 

Xin HeDr. Xin He

June-Sep 2015

Xin He is currently a graduate student in Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET) battery research center (Germany). 

unnamedKuniko Chihara

Mar-Apr 2015
Kuniko chihara is currently a graduate student in Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials in Kyushu University of Japan.
 

 

Jinwen YuJingwen Yu

Oct-Dec 2014

Jingwen is currently an undergraduate student in Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Fudan University, China.

圖片1Ying-Ching Lu

Jul-Sep 2014

Ying-Ching is currently a graduate student in Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials in Kyushu University of Japan.

 

NumériserAlexandre Delmas

Jun-Aug 2014

Alexandre is currently an undergraduate student in the Science and Technology College of Bordeaux University.

 

 

 Yuniba YagüesYuniba Yagues

Jun-Aug 2014

Yuniba is currently a high school student in Colegio La Paz (Tijuana, Baja California).

 

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Jun-Aug 2014

Lisset is currently a high school student in Colegio La Paz (Tijuana, Baja California).

 

 

 

JohnQianyu Zhang

Oct 2013-Feb 2014

Qianyu is a PhD student in Department of Environmental and Engineering of Fudan University, China.

 

 

urielUriel Pérez

Mar-Dec 2013

Uriel is an Engineering Student on the Centro de Graduados e Investigación en Química in Tijuana, Mexico .

 

 

HaoHao Liu

Feb-Jul 2013
Hao Liu is a PhD student in department of Physics in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

 

jieDr. Jie Zhao

Jan-Mar 2013
Dr. Jie Zhao is currently interning at NTT facilities.

 

 


dr. arroyo
 Dr. Elena M. Arroyo

Visiting Professor Summer 2011
Dr. Arroyo is Professor at Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain.

 

 

 

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