People

Principal Investigator

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Yan Yao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Texas Center for Superconductor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Program
Download CV Contact: yyao4 at uh.edu

Education: 
2010-2012 Postdoc, Stanford University
2003-2008 Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA
2000-2003 M.S., Materials Science, Fudan University
1996-2000 B.S., Materials Science, Fudan University
Awards: 
2017 Scialog Fellow on Energy Storage
2016 Teaching Excellence Award
2016 Junior Faculty Research Award
2015 co-PI of ARPA-E 2015 OPEN
2013 Principal Investigator of ARPA-E RANGE
2013 US Navy Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
2013 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
2012 Robert A. Welch Endowed Professorship
2008 Excellence in Graduate Polymer Science Research
2007 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad
2007 Dissertation Year Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellow
LenLiang
Dr. Yanliang (Lenoard) Liang
Ph.D. Nankai University 2012
Swami
Dr. Swaminathan Venkatesan
Ph.D. South Dakota State University 2014
Graduate Students
Yifei
Yifei Li
B.S. Wuhan University 2012
JingYan
Yan Jing
B.S. Beijing University of Science and Technology 2010
Saman
Saman Gheytani
M.S. Sharif University of Technology 2009
Shiyang
Shiyang Zhao
B.S. Hehai University 2013
Kenny
Kuan-Yi (Kenny) Lee
M.S. Fu Jen Catholic University 2010
Hui
Hui Dong
M.S. University of Akron 2015
Fang
Fang Hao
M.S. Boston University 2015
Ben
Benjamine Emley
M.S. UT Austin
Undergraduate Students
Kayshewa
Kayshewa Champupathi
B.S. University of Houston
Jun
Junyoung Kim
B.S. University of Houston
Visiting Scholars
Rui
Rui Guo
Florida International University
Zhao
Yufeng Zhao
Lanzhou University of Technology
Qiang Ru
Qiang Ru
South China Normal University
Alumni
Sam Yoo
Dr. Hyun Deog (Sam) Yoo
Ph.D. Seoul National University 2011
Coog
Dr. Qingyou An
Ph.D. Wuhan University of Technology 2014
Coog
Dr. Yaoguang Rong
Ph.D. Huazhong University of Science and Technology 2014
Zelang Jian
Dr. Zelang Jian
Ph.D. Wuhan University of Technology and Institute of Physics (2013.11-2014.8)
Xiaoxue Zhang
Xiaoxue Zhang
Beijing Institute of Technology (2014.3-2014.9)
Zhixuan
Zhixuan Meng
EPT Battery Co. Ltd (2014.3-2014.9)
Xiangyue Meng
Xiangyue Meng
Institute of Chemistry, CAS (2013.12-2014.3)
Jing
Jing Shuai
University of Houston (2012.10-2013.8)
Matt Patton
Matthew Patton
University of Houston 2014 SURF Program
Harrison Graham
Harrison Graham
Trinity College 2014 REU Student
David
David Pineda
University of Houston 2013 SURF Program
Joe Whitehouse
Joseph Whitehouse
UT San Antonio 2013 REU Student
Tiffany Au
St. Agnes High School (2013.6)
Jamie Bassett
St. Agnes High School (2013.6)
Kyle Affeldt
Lansing High School (2013.6)
Group Pictures

Yao Group October 2015 (Front) Yan Yao, Xiaoqing, Shiyang, Yifei, Kenny, Swami, Jun, Saman; (Back) Yanliang, Hui, Hao, Kayshewa, Yaoguang, Ben, Rui, Yan Jing

Group photo 20150312 copy March 2015 (left to right): Saman, Sam, Yifei, Yan Jing, Shiyang, Qiang, Dandan, Yanliang, Qinyou, Yaoguang, Kenny, Yufeng, Yan Yao
Yao Group July 2014 (left to right): Sam, Yanliang, Zhixuan, Saman, Yan Yao, Yan Jing, Shiyang, Yufeng, Xiaoxue, Zelang, Yifei
Group lunch May 2014 (left to right): Yanliang, Jeff, Yan Yao, Yifei, Sam, Zhixuan, Xiaoxue, Yan Jing, Shiyang, Saman, Zelang, Yufeng
Group_2 Jun. 2013 (left to right): Jin Yan, Yifei Li, Len Liang, Jamie Bassett, Kyle Affeldt, Tiffany Au, David Pineda, Yan Yao
Group_1 Jan. 2013 (left to right): Jin Yan, Jing Shuai, Yan Yao, Yifei Li, Len Liang