Principal Investigator

Prof. Ping Liu

Ph. D. in Chemistry from Fudan University

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Haodong Liu


Ph.D. in Nanoengineering, UC San Diego

B.S. at Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University

Research Interests: Li-ion Batteries, Electrolyte, Li-ion Battery Separator

Dr. Jianbin Zhou


Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Science & Technology of China

B.S. in Chemistry, Northeastern University

Research Interests: Solid-state Li-S batteries, Li metal anode

Dr. Shen Wang


Ph.D. in Nanoengineering, UC San Diego

M.S. in Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University

Research Interests: Li sulfur batteries

Graduate Students

Matthew Gonzalez


M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests: Smart Separators

Victoria Petrova


B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Conversion reactions, Nanoporous metals

Zhaohui Wu


B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Research Interests: Conversion Cathodes, Thick Electrodes

John Holoubek


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University

Research Interests: Novel Battery Chemistries, Battery Electrolytes

Sicen Yu


B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

Research Interests: Fast-charge Anode, Electrolyte Analysis

Emma Hopkins


B.A. in Chemistry, Binghamton University

Research Interests: nanomaterials, interfacial analysis, sustainable energy production and storage, high-voltage electrolytes

Charles Soulen


B.S. Physics at William and Mary

Research Interests: Solid state electrolytes, polymer electrolytes, Li metal batteries

Masters Students

Shijie Feng


B.S. in Material Chemistry, Sun Yat-sen University

Research Interests: Nanoporous metals

Niharika Moola


B.S. in Chemical Engineering at National Institute of Technology Calicut, India

Research Interests: Solid electrolytes

Haichen Lin


Research Interests:

Undergraduate Students

Yoonjung Choi


Chemical Engineering, UC San Diego

Research Interests: Li ion batteries


Xing Xing

Hongyao Zhou

Dr. Yejing Li

Chris Coaty

Gyuhyeun Lee

Jason Huang

Xiujun Yue

Qizhang Yan

Liz Lee

Dr. Byoung-Sun Lee

Dr. Hee-Dae Lim

Sean Kim

Dr. Qian He

PhD Graduate

PhD Graduate


PhD Graduate

Visiting graduate student

Undergraduate student

PhD Graduate

Masters student

Masters student



Graduate student



Assistant Professor at University of Tokyo

Scientist at Argonne National Lab

Northrop Grumman as Principle Systems Engineer

Hanyang University as a PhD student

Cornell University as a PhD student

University of Pennsylvania as a postdoc

Prof. Luo’s Lab (UCSD) as a PhD student

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Professor at Dankook University

Korea Institute of Science and Technology

LG Chem

Qual Diamond Hi-tech Corporation