Principal Investigator

Prof. Ping Liu

Dr. Ping Liu is a Professor of Nanoengineering and the Director of the Sustainable Power and Energy Center at UCSD. Prior to joining the Jacobs School faculty, Professor Liu was a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), where he initiated and managed research programs in energy storage for electric vehicles and thermal management technologies to improve building energy efficiency. He was the manager of the Energy Technology Department at HRL Laboratories (an industrial lab jointly owned by GM and Boeing) and was a research staff member with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Professor Liu received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Fudan University in China. He was a Distinguished Inventor in multiple years at HRL and won an R&D 100 award in 2009 for a battery technology developed at NREL.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Haodong Liu

Education:

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

Education:

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

Education:

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

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

Victoria Petrova

Education:

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

Research Interests: Conversion reactions, Nanoporous metals

Zhaohui Wu

Education:

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

Research Interests: Conversion Cathodes, Thick Electrodes

John Holoubek

Education:

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University

Research Interests: Novel Battery Chemistries, Battery Electrolytes

Sicen Yu

Education:

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

Research Interests: Fast-charge Anode, Electrolyte Analysis

Emma Hopkins

Education:

B.A. in Chemistry, Binghamton University

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

Charles Soulen

Education:

B.S. Physics at William and Mary

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

Masters Students

Shijie Feng

Education:

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

Research Interests: Nanoporous metals

Niharika Moola

Education:

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

Research Interests: Solid electrolytes

Haichen Lin

Education:

B.S. at Department of Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University

Research Interests: Li-ion Batteries, all solid state Batteries

Undergraduate Students

Yoonjung Choi

Education:

Chemical Engineering, UC San Diego

Research Interests: anode development for Li ion batteries, Si thin-film electrodes, Li metal protective coating

Hridayanand Khemchandani

Education:

Chemical Engineering, UC San Diego

Research Interests: Lithium metal batteries, solid electrolyte interfaces, novel cathode materials

Isabelle Del Rios

Education:

Chemical Engineering, UC San Diego

Research Interests: Separators, Lithium metal protective coatings

Aidan Ross 

Education:

Chemical Engineering, UC San Diego

Research Interests: Li ion batteries

Aseel Almadani

Education:

Chemical Engineering, UC San Diego

Research Interests: Li ion batteries and novel cathode materials

Alumni

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

Postdoc

PhD Graduate

Visiting graduate student

Undergraduate student

PhD Graduate

Masters student

Masters student

Postdoc

Postdoc

Graduate student

Postdoc

  

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