We were recently awarded a $3 Million grant from the National Science Foundation entitled “Manufacturing of Next-Generation Perovskite Semiconductors at Scale”. This collaborative project includes Profs. Chinedum Okwudire, David Fenning, Wei Lu, Raed Al Kontar, Julie Hui, and Sarah Crane as collaborators. [news article]
Dr. Md Aslam Uddin joined the group as postdoc. Welcome!
Our recent Ph.D. alum Dr. Julia Lenef was awarded a prestigious Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to pursue her postdoctoral research. Congrats Julia!
Ph.D. Candidate Clare Lanaghan was selected to participate in The Joint Undertaking for an African Materials Institute (JUAMI). JUAMI is a NSF-funded program hosted in Nairobi, Kenya in 2023 bringing together students from across the world to learn about cutting-edge energy materials topics, participate in hands-on experiments and learning activities, and attend research seminars by Continue Reading »
Ph.D. Candidate Daniel Penley wins a S.M. and Benjamin Wu Fellowship in Manufacturing!
Ph.D. Candidate Alondra Ortiz-Ortiz wins a 2023 MLK Spirit Award! This award recognizes North Campus students whose academics and/or community engagement exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. King. Awardees may lead or inspire peers, faculty/staff, and the broader community to develop or utilize their talents to advance social justice. Congrats Alondra! [news story] Continue Reading »
Ph.D. candidate Andrew Gayle received the American Vacuum Society (AVS) Thin Film Division James Harper Award at the AVS 68th International Symposium! Andrew’s award-winning talk was titled “Tunable ALD Infiltration into High-Aspect-Ratio Aerogels Enabled by Process Modeling for Solar Thermal Applications”. Congrats Andrew! [news story]
Ph.D. Candidate Alondra Ortiz-Ortiz is named a CEW+ Irma M. Wyman Scholar for her outstanding contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at University of Michigan. Congrats Alondra! [news story]
Dr. Younggyu Kim and Dr. Si Young Lee join the group as postdocs. Welcome!
We recently published two papers on fast-charging Li-ion batteries in <15 minutes! The first, published in J. Mater Chem A [link], performs operando video microscopy to study Li plating on the graphite anode surface. We study Li nucleation, growth, re-intercalation, and dead Li formation, identifying electrochemical signatures of plating. In the second, published in Continue Reading »