|April 20 2017
|| Yan Yao presented an invited talk at the symposium of multivalent ion battery at the MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Thank Prof. Veronia Augustyn for the invitation! Glad to reunite with many old friends.
|April 7 2017
|| Prof. Yan Yao is promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective September 1, 2017.
|April 6 2017
|| First year graduate student, Karun Rao, is selected by NASA to receive prestigious NASA Space Technology Research fellowship. Previous NSTRF winners include graduate students from MIT, Stanford, CalTech, etc. Karun, great job! UH News
|April 5 2017
|| Prof. Yan Yao is selected as a Scialog Fellow on Energy Storage by Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
|July 14 2016
|| Congratulations to Rongguang and Swami on their paper as the Front Cover of Nanoscale.
|Jan 5 2016
|| 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.
|Dec 14 2015
|| 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. ARPA-E News, UH News
|Dec 6 2015
|| Dr. Yao is the organizer for 229th ECS meeting to be held at San Diego, CA, May 29-June 3, 2016 together with Prof. Jie Xiao (Univ. of Arkansas), Prof. Ping Liu (UCSD) and Dr. Jame Wu (NASA). On behalf of symposium A5 organizers on “Electrochemistry and Batteries for Safe and Low-cost Energy Storage”, we invite you to present your group’s current research activities on energy storage. The theme of this symposium is to discuss the scientific gap between academic research and industry need. Program
|Dec 5 2015
|| Dr. Yao has served as the leading organizer for the Symposium LL in MRS Fall Meeting — “Materials and Architectures for Safe and Low-Cost Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies” together with Prof. Jie Xiao (Univ. of Arkansas), Prof. Ping Liu (UCSD) and Dr. Steve Harris (LBL). 77 oral talks and 77 posters were presented during the 4-day meeting. Best oral presentation award and best poster award were selected for two students. Yifei Li and Yan Jing did a great job as symposium assistant. Program
|Oct 25 2015
|| Congratulations to Len Liang for winning the Silver Nano Research Poster Award at the 10th Sino-U.S. Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology in June! Liang’s poster titled, “Rational Nanostructure Design for Efficient Mg Rechargeable Batteries,” was among more than 200 posters submitted and was one of only eight that earned awards. The symposium, sponsored by Tsinghua University Press, attracted more than 1,000 attendees.
|Apr 6 2015
|| Our recent work on N-Type polymer for ultrafast organic batter has been highlighted by online sites include UH, ScienceDaily, EurekaAlert, Phys.org, etc.
|Mar 30 2015
||Congratulations to Len Liang for his paper published in JACS Communication! The article is to be featured in JACS Spotlights and selected as ACS Editors’ Choice Article for open access! This is a great honor for us. Link
|Mar 26 2015
||Magnesium-ion batteries in the fast lane!Congratulations to Len Liang and Sam Yoo for our first paper in Nano Letters! Link
|May 3 2014
||Dr. Yao, Yanliang, and Sam Yoo served as judges for 2014 I-SWEEP Energy Competition. Two special awards were nominated and sponsored by TcSUH. Link
|Apr 29 2014
||Congratulations to Yifei Li for his recent two awards! He received the “Urvish Medh” award for the best overall presentation at the UH ECE Graduate Research Conference and the third place in the TcSUH’s 47th Semiannual Student Symposium with total $600 prize. Good job, Yifei!
|Apr 24 2014
||Congratulations to Yan Jing for passing his qualify exam! Well done, Yan!
|Apr 1 2014
||Based on the battery technology developed at our lab, students from Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship won the first place in the New Venture competition and the third place in the 4th Annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition. Link
Energetik Pitch Lands Bauer Entrepreneurship Students First Place at UNL New Venture Competition. Link
Undergraduates Win $25,000 in Awards at Rice, TCU Business Plan Competitions. Link
|Mar 1 2014
||Welcome Prof. Yufeng Zhao, Xiaoxue and Zhixuan join our group.
|Jan 17 2014
||Dr. Yao is co-organizing a Symposium of Batteries and Fuel Cell Technologies: Challenges and Solutions Towards Global Stewardship (ENFL Division of Energy and Fuel) at 248th ACS Meeting during the week of August 10-14, 2014 at San Francisco.
|Dec 4 2013
||Congratulations to Yifei for passing his qualify exam!
|Dec 1 2013
||Welcome Dr. Yoo, Dr. Jian, and Xiangyue join our group.
|Aug 21 2013
||We are very excited to receive ARPA-E funding for developing advanced aqueous lithium-ion batteries. List of ARPA-E funded RANGE Projects.
|July 30 2013
||Experiential Learning: Undergrad Research in Energy Storage. David is featured in UH Engineering News. Link.
|Jun 27 2013
||Photos: Inside ECE Professor Yan Yao’s Laboratory. Our newly renovated lab is featured in UH Engineering news. Link.
|Jun 21 2013
||Dr. Yao hosted a lab tour for the STEP Forward Summer Camp. A group of high school students showed strong interests in the fuel cell car and battery demo David Pineda conducted. The information for STEP Forward camp can be found here.
|Jun 19 2013
||Dr. Yao led UH first SURF graduate and professional round-table discussion. Dr. Yao served at the table of Materials Science to discuss career interests with SURF students.
||Jun 17 2013
||Tiffany Au, Jamie Bassett from St. Agnes High School and Kyle Affeldt from Lansing High School joined the group for a two-week summer research.
||Jun 3 2013
||David Pineda joined the group as a SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship – UH) student. For more information, check the SURF website.
|May 22 2013
||Dr. Yao receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Link
||May 21 2013
||Joeseph Whitehouse from UT San Antonio joined the group as a REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) student. He will stay in the group for conducting 10-week research. The link for REU program at UH CCE can be found here.
|May 09 2013
||Dr. Yao presented an invited talk at Schlumberger, Sugar Land Technology Center. He is very excited to meet many UH ECE alumni there!
|Apr 14 2013
||Yao group set up a booth at Houston’s Earth Day Event in the Downtown Discovery Green field. We demonstrated lemon batteries towards K-12 students.
|Apr 11 2013
||Dr. Yao presented an invited talk at 245th American Chemical Society Meeting at New Orleans, LA in the ENFL division.
|Mar 27 2013
||Dr. Yao is awarded 2013 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research for “Developing Multivalent Ion Intercalation Batteries as High Energy and Safe Marine Distributed Power Sources”. link
|Mar 13 2013
||Dr. Yao presented an invited talk at Southwest Research Institute, Advanced Vehicle & Hydraulic Vehicle Technology.
|Mar 1 2013
||Dr. Yao served as a judge in 2013 Science and Engineering Fair of Houston for the 9th Grade Engineering Students. He nominated two awards sponsored by TcSUH.
|Feb 24 2013
||Dr. Yao attended 4th annual energy innovation summit in Washington DC.
|Jan 17 2013
||Dr. Yao presented an invited talk in Mechanical Engineering at University of Houston
|Jan 15 2013
||Dr. Yao served in a panel in the National Science Foundation.