Yao research group focuses on the materials and devices for energy storage and conversion: understanding the structure-property-performance relationship at the atomic level and designing nanostructured materials for advanced lithium batteries, solar cells, and catalysts.
Congratulations to Saman Gheytani on his first paper as the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Saman discovered a method for a light-weight and corrosion-resistant coating for aqueous batteries. (2016.1)
We are excited to be part of a team for a new ARPA-E 2015 FOA project titled “Low Cost, Safe, and Efficient All Solid State Sodium Batteries for Grid-scale Energy Storage and Other Applications“, in collaboration with Iowa State, Colorado Univ. Boulder, Washington State, and Solid Power Inc. This was part of a set of 41 grants (funded out of over 2000 proposals) announced by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz ahead of COP21 in Paris. (2015.12)
Congratulations to Len for winning the Nano Research Poster Award at the 10th Sino-U.S. Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology! (2015.6)
Congratulations to Len on our first paper published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. and the article was selected as ACS Editors' Choice Article! (2015.3)
Sam's paper on High areal capacity hybrid magnesium−lithium-ion battery with 99.9% Coulombic efficiency for large-scale energy storage is published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. (2015.3)
Len and Sam's paper on Interlayer-expanded molybdenum disulfide nanocomposites for electrochemical magnesium storage is published in Nano Letters. (2015.3)
Welcome new group members to join UH, Dr. Yoo, Dr. Jian, Xiangyue and Shiyang.