People

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Yan Yan
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
University of Houston
yyao4 at uh.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow
LenLiang
Dr. Yanliang (Lenoard) Liang
Ph.D. Nankai University, 2012
6P6B9012
Dr. Xiaowei Chi
Ph.D. Institute of Ceramics,
CAS,
Solid state batteries
xwchicas@gmail.com
Yishi
Dr. Yi Shi
Ph.D. Institute of Chemistry
CAS, 2013
Solid polymer electrolytes
yshind83@gmail.com
Graduate Students
Hui
Hui Dong
M.S. polymer engineering
University of Akron, 2015
Magnesium Batteries
hdong0105@gmail.com
Fang
Fang Hao
M.S in Electrical Engineering,
Boston Univerisity, 2013
Current research direction: All-solid-state Li-ion/Na-ion batteries for energy storage
fanghao1221@gmail.com
6P6B9015
Ye Zhang
M.S. Institute of Ceramics,
CAS 2016
Solid state battery
yzhang136@uh.edu
6P6B9009
Karun K Rao
B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering,
Case Western Reserve University, 2016
ab initio molecular dynamics and first principle modeling for solid-state electrolytes
kkumarrao@uh.edu
SM0384-1501180027
Haotian Zheng
B.S. in Physics,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2017
ab initio molecular dynamics and first principle modeling for solid-state electrolytes
hzheng6@uh.edu
mike
Michael de la Torre
B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 2015
Aqueous rechargeable batteries using versatile quinone electrode materials
mjdelatorre@uh.edu
Visiting Scholars
chenyang
Yang Chen
Ph.D Candidate, in Materials Science
Fudan University(2014-)
Advanced Materials for Lithium Batteries
dcyannis@gmail.com
Undergraduate Student
Andrew
Audrey Wang
B.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Houston, Graduating 2019
Li-ion solid state conductors
aewang@uh.edu

Alumni

Saman Gheytani PhD student 2013-2017
Stephanie Roohi Undergraduate 2017 HX5 LLC
Troy A. Pena Undergraduate 2017 University of Houston
Steve Guzman Undergraduate 2016 University of Houston
Raymond McCoy Undergraduate 2016 Houston Community College




Qing Ji Postdoc 2016 R&D Engineer, SPIC Yuanda 
Environmental Protection, China 

Pu Hu Postdoc 2016-2017 Postdoc, University of Florida
Wenwen Deng Postdoc 2016-2017 Suzhou University of Science and Technology
Rui Guo Visting PhD student 2016 Florida International University
Swaminathan Venkatesan
 Postdoc 2015-2016 MKS Instruments, USA 

Junyoung Kim 
 Undergraduate 2015-2016 University of St. Thomas
Lateefat Alabi Undergraduate 2015 Google Cloud
Sarah Siemann 
 Undergraduate 2015 Rice
Dandan Wang PhD student 2015 University of Michigan
Kayshewa Chamupathi 
 Undergraduate 2014-2015 ExxonMobil
Qingyou An, 
 Postdoc 2014-2015 Associate Professor of Wuhan 
Institute of Technology, China
Yaoguang Rong Postdoc 2014-2015 Associate Professor, Huazhong 
University of Science and Technology, China
Qiang Ru Visiting Professor 2014-2015 Professor, South China Normal University, China
Yufeng Zhao Visiting Professor 2014-2015 Professor, Lanzhou University of Technology, China
Zhixuan Meng Visiting Scholar 2014 Optimum Nano, China
Harrison Graham 
 Undergraduate 2014 CAID Industries Inc, USA
Matthew Patton 
 Undergraduate 2014 University of Houston
Xiangyue Meng Visiting PhD Student 2014-2015 Associate Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Kuan Yi Lee 
 M.S. student 2014-2016 Angstron Materials, 
USA
Xiaoxue Zhang Visiting PhD Student 2014 Toyo Engineering Corporation, Japan
Saman Gheytani Ph.D. student 2013-2017 Univesity of Houston, USA
Yan Jing Ph.D. student 2013-2017 Harvard, Boston, MA
Hyun Deog Yoo 
 Postdoc 2013-2015 Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Pusan National University, Korea 

Zelang Jian Postdoc 2013-2014 Posttdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Shiyang Zhao M.S. student 2013-2015 Envision Energy, Houston, TX 

David Pineda Undergraduate 2013 Aurora Technical Services, LLC, Houston, TX
Joseph Whitehouse Undergraduate 2013 NXP Semiconductors, Austin, TX
Yifei Li Ph.D. student 2012-2016 CATL, China

Group Pictures

6P6B9029 April 2017

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