Current Members

Prof. Ping Liu

Principal Investigator

Education:

Ph.D. in Chemistry from Fudan University

Dr. Byoung-Sun Lee

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Education:

Ph.D. in Department of Material Science and Engineering , Seoul National University
M.S. in Department of Material Science and Engineering , Seoul National University
B.S. in Department of Material Science and Engineering , Seoul National University

Research Interests:

Lithium Ion Battery Cathode Architecture
Carbon as Battery Material


“Silicon/Carbon Nanotube/BaTiO3 Nanocomposite Anode: Evidence for Enhanced Lithium-Ion Mobility Induced by the Local Piezoelectric Potential”,
ACS nano, 10, 2617-2627, 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07674
“New Electrospinning Nozzle to Reduce Jet Instability and Its Application to Manufacture of Multi-layered Nanofibers”,
Scientific Reports, 4, 6758, 2014, DOI:10.1038/srep06758
“Face-Centered-Cubic Lithium Crystals Formed in Mesopores of Carbon Nanofiber Electrodes”,
ACS nano, 7(7), 5801-5807, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/nn4019625
“Fabrication of Si core/C shell nanofibers and their electrochemical performances as a lithium-ion battery anode”,
Journal of Power Sources, 206, 267-273, 2012, DOI:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.01.120
“Anodic properties of hollow carbon nanofibers for Li-ion battery”,
Journal of Power Sources, 199, 53-60, 2012, DOI:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.10.030

Dr. Haodong Liu

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Education:

Ph.D. at Department of NanoEngineering, UC San Diego
B.S. at Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University

Research Interests:

Li-ion Battery Electrolyte
Li-ion Battery Separator


“Operando Lithium Dynamics in the Li-Rich Layered Oxide Cathode Material via Neutron Diffraction”,
Advanced Energy Materials. 2016, 1502143
“Understanding the Role of NH4F and Al2O3 Surface Co-modification on Lithium-Excess Layered Oxide Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2”,
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7 (34), 19189
“A New O3-type Layered Oxide Cathode with High Energy/Power Density for Rechargeable Na Batteries”,
Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 4693
“Performance and Design Considerations For The lithium Excess Layered Oxide Positive Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries”,
Energy & Environmental Science, 2016, 9, 1931
LITHIUM AND SODIUM CONTAINING CATHODES / ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS, 2015, Patent No. WO2015035138

Christopher Coaty

Graduate Student

Education:

M.S. in NanoEngineering, UC San Diego
B.S. in Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Research Interests:

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoporous Metals


“A Scalable Synthesis Pathway to Nanoporous Metal Structures”,
Christopher Coaty, Hongyao Zhou, Haodong Liu, and Ping Liu, ACS Nano, (2018), DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b06667.

Matthew Gonzales

Graduate Student

Education:

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

Liz Lee

Graduate Student

Education:

B.S. in Engineering, Harvey Mudd College

Research Interests:

Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Energy Storage Materials

Nick Patterson

Graduate Student

Education:

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests:

Ion Exchange Membranes
Flow Batteries
Fuel Cells

 

Victoria Petrova

Graduate Student

Education:

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

Research Interests:

Lithium metal batteries
Nanoporous metals

Zhaohui Wu

Graduate Student

Education:

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

Research Interests:

Conversion Cathodes
Thick Electrodes

Qizhang Yan

Graduate Student

Education:

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, UC San Diego

Research Interests:

Solid lithium-ion battery electrolyte

Xiujun Yue

Graduate Student

Education:

N/A

Research Interests:

N/A

Selected Publications:

N/A

Xing Xing

Graduate Student

Education:

M.S. in Chemical Engineering, UC San Diego
B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Tianjin University

Research Interests:

All Solid-State Battery
Lithium/Sulfur Battery

Hongyao Zhou

Graduate Student

Education:

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Kyushu University

Research Interests:

Thermo-Electrochemical Cell
Synthesis of Mesoporous Metals


“Supramolecular Thermo-Electrochemical Cells: Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance by Host−Guest Complexation and Salt-Induced Crystallization”
H. Zhou, T. Yamada, N. Kimizuka, J. Am Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 10502

Jason Huang

Undergraduate Student

Research Interests:

Li-ion Battery Electrodes

Alumni

Dr. Hee-Dae Lim

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Now with:
Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Sean Kim

Graduate Student

Now with:
LG Chem

Qian He

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Now with:
Qual Diamond Hi-tech Corporation