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. Hee-Dae Lim

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Education:

Post-Doc at Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University
Ph.D. in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University
M.S. at Graduate school of EEWS, KAIST
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University

Research Interests:

Li-ion and Li-S Battery, Solid Electrolyte
Energy Storage Devices


“Reaction chemistry in rechargeable Li-O2 batteries”
H.-D. Lim et al., Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 2873.
“Rational design of redox mediator for advanced Li-O2 batteries”
H.-D. Lim et al., Nat. Energy, 2016, 1, 16066.
“A new perspective on Li-SO2 batteries for rechargeable systems”
H.-D. Lim et al., Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 9663.
“Superior Rechargeability and Efficiency of Li-O2 Batteries: Hierarchical Air-electrode Architecture Combined with a Soluble Catalyst”
H.-D. Lim et al., Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 3926.
“Enhanced Power and Rechargeability of a Li-O2 Battery Based on a Hierarchical-Fibril CNT Electrode”
H.-D. Lim et al., Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 1348.
“Toward a Lithium-“Air” Battery: The Effect of CO2 on the Chemistry of a Lithium–Oxygen Cell”
H.-D. Lim et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 9733.
“A new catalyst-embedded hierarchical air electrode for high-performance Li-O2 batteries”
H.-D. Lim et al., Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 3570.
“The potential for long-term operation of a lithium-oxygen battery using a non-carbonate-based electrolyte”
H.-D. Lim et al., Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 8374.

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:

N/A

Research Interests:

N/A

Selected Publications:

N/A

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