A team of international researchers led by Dr. Shirley Meng has demonstrated a new way to increase the robustness and energy storage capability of a particular class of “lithium-rich” cathode materials by using a carbon dioxide-based gas mixture to create oxygen vacancies at the material’s surface. The discovery sheds light on how changing...

 

Dr. Shaochen Chen has received a four-year $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a “rapid multimaterial bioprinting” platform for building patient-specific biomimetic heart tissue. The technology could lead to breakthroughs in efforts to grow replacement cardiac tissue for people who have suffered a heart attack and...

Congratulations to Dr. Shirley Meng for receiving the Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award from the Electrochemical Society. The award, established in 2003, recognizes outstanding scientific and/or engineering work in fundamental or applied electrochemistry or solid-state science and...

A team headed by Nano Chair Joseph Wang and ECE Professor Patrick Mercier revealed a groundbreaking new wearable sensor that tracks and records both EKG heart signals and lactate levels in real time. They report on their efforts in the May 23, 2016 issue of the journal Nature Communications. ...

Congratulations to Dr. Haodong Liu (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Diagnosing, Optimizing and Designing Ni & Mn Based Layered Oxides as Cathode Materials for Next Generation Li-ion Batteries and Na-ion Batteries" was presented on July 7, 2016. Dr. Liu has been with the...

Congratulations to Dr. Ziying Wang (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "In situ Analytical Characterization of Interfacial Phenomena in All-Solid-State Lithium Ion Thin Film Batteries" was presented on July 5, 2016. Dr. Wang has been with the Department...

The team received this honor based on their  capstone undergraduate research project, Solution Processable ZnO Coatings for Self-Cleaning Solar Modules. They summarize their findings: "Self-cleaning coatings have the potential to improve the long-term efficiency and reduce maintenance costs of solar panels by removing any...

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