Our paper on asynchronous-to-synchronous transition of Li reactions in solid-solution cathodes is accepted in Nano Letters! Congratulations to Nikhil and Luize for their hard work and dedication on this work!
Our review on chemomechanics of rechargeable batteries is accepted in Chemical Reviews! Congratulations to Luize, Rong, and every group member!
Sameep's paper on computational modeling of high-capacity composite electrodes is accepted in Journal of Applied Mechanics without revision! Congratulations to Sameep!
Xiaokang's paper on doping kinetics of organic mixed ionic and electronic conductors is accepted in EML, congratulations to Xiaokang!
Xiaokang receives the very competitive Outstanding Research Award from the College of Engineering. Congratulations to Xiaokang! Nikhil gave a nice presentation and passed the prelim examination. Congratulations to Nikhil!
Our Collaborative work with Dr. Yijin Liu and Prof. Feng Lin on Dynamics of particle network in battery electrodes is accepted in Science! Congratulations to Nikhil! Read the perspective by Dr. Xiao.
Dr. Zhao presented at the KLA Battery Symposium on operando measurement of mechanical properties of electrodes in batteries. Recording is here.
Our Collaborative work with Dr. Yijin Liu's group on thermal annealing of lattice defects in battery materials is accepted in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Xiaomei!
Dr. Zhao is elected a Fellow of ASME, Congratulations!
Our viewpoint article in collaboration with Prof. Lin at VT and Dr. Liu at SLAC on statistical nature of mechanical failure in batteries is accepted in ACS Energy Letters!
In collaboration with CIE, Dr. Zhao's work on Active Learning through Flipped Classroom in Mechanical Engineering has been accepted in International Journal of STEM Education, Congratulations! Read the story.
Rong's two papers are both among the most cited in JMPS since 2018, Congratulations to the team!
Xianyang successfully passed his PhD thesis defense, Congratulations Dr. Wu!
Xiaomei's paper on DFT modeling of grain boundaries and their impact on Li kinetics in NMC cathodes is accepted in JPCC. Congratulations to Xiaomei!
Xiaokang successfully passed the prelim exam, Congratulations to Xiaokang!
Hong's paper on molecular mechanisms of superelasticity and ferroelasticity in organic crystals is accepted in Chemistry of Materials without external reviews. After a long-time rebuttal with JACS, this work is finally appreciated. Congratulations to Hong!
Shan's work on mechanical properties of LLZTO is accepted in Chinese Physics Letters and is chosen as Editor's Highlight. Congratulations to Shan!
Luize gave a great final defense on her thesis, Congratulations to Dr. Vasconcelos!
Our collaborative work with Dr. Yijin Liu on Operando tailoring of defects and strains in corrugated β-Ni(OH)2 nanosheets for stable and high-rate energy storage is accepted in Advanced Materials. Congratulations to Nikhil!
Xiaokang's paper on in-situ measurement of breathing strain and mechanical degradation of organic electrochromic polymers is accepted in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations to Xiaokang!
Hong passed her PhD thesis defense, Congratulations Dr. Sun!
Luize's work on Li profiling using nanoindentation is accepted in JMPS without any revision! Congratulations to Luize and Rong! Our collaborative work with Dr. Yijin Liu on mutual modulation between surface chemistry and bulk microstructure of Ni-rich cathode is accepted in Nature Communications, Congratulations to Jiaxiu and co-authors! Read the story here.
The paper on super- and ferro-elastic organic semiconductors is accepted in Angewandte Chemie, Congratulations to Hong and coauthors!
Jiaxiu joins us as a PhD student, Dongliang joins us as a master student, welcome! Nikhil passed the area exam and becomes a PhD candidate, Congratulations!
Luize receives the prestigious Perry Teaching Fellowship and will be an instructor of Statics, Congratulations to Luize! Our collaborative papers are published in Energy Storage Materials, Materials Today Nano, Nature Communications, Congratulations to all authors!
Rong's paper on heterogeneous damage in electrodes is accepted in JMPS, Congratulations to Rong and our collaborators! Dr. Zhao gave a seminar in Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, Thanks Prof. Arnold for the host and invitation! Marcus and Rebecca join us as veteran/cadet interns for summer, welcome! Luize receives the Best Paper Award from over 80 student abstracts in the 235th ECS meeting in Dallas, Congratulations to Luize!
Dr. Zhao gave a seminar in the department of mechanical engineering at University of Michigan, Thanks Prof. Lu for the invitation and host! Dr. Zhao is selected to receive the Summer Faculty Fellowship in Europe - a great opportunity to bridge relationships with European partners. Dr. Zhao visited MSE at Boise State University and gave an invited talk for the IEEE WMED, Thanks Prof. Xiong for the host and invitation! Our team work with Dr. Liu and Prof. Lin on heterogeneous degradation in batteries is accepted in Advanced Energy Materials, Congratulations to Rong and the team! Two of our papers are among the most cited articles of EML, well done!
Our collaborative papers are accepted in Advanced Functional Materials and Joule, Congratulations to the team! Nikhil receives the Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Engineering, Congratulations to Nikhil! Dr. Zhao visited UCSD MAE and gave a seminar, Thanks Prof. Cai for the host!
Hong made a great presentation and passed the prelim exam. Congratulations to Hong! Xianyang passes the area exams and becomes a PhD candidate, Congratulations to Xianyang!
Shan Hu joins us as a visiting scholar/postdoc, Sameep Shah joins us as a thesis master, welcome the new forces! Dr. Zhao gave a seminar at GIT, Thanks Prof. McDowell for the invitation and host.