2019

15 April, 2019

newsCongratulations to Shuang who successfully passed his PhD exam!

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10 April, 2019

news Congratulations to Yikai who has been awarded Outstanding MSE Graduate Student!

2018

11 December, 2018

Congratulations to Ming who successfully passed his qualifying exam.

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15 November, 2018

 ECS-UK chapter hosts a dinner to welcome the seminar speaker, Dr. James Wu; it is also a farewell dinner for Dr. Xiaowen Zhan, the former chapter chair.

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7 November, 2018

Congratulations to Baleegh who successfully passed his PhD dissertation defense. 

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25 October, 2018

Congratulations to Xiaowen, Dr. Mona Shirpour’s first graduate student at UK, who has just successfully passed his PhD dissertation defense. 

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19 September, 2018

A farewell group dinner for Yan. View Photo

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27 July, 2018

Our group have finished the Cleveland tour attending the SYMPOSIUM ON ENERGY STORAGE BEYOND LITHIUM ION XI (July 24-26). Xiaowen won the 1st place of the poster award! View Photo1, Photo2

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28 June, 2018

Welcome our previous group member, Dr. Yunchao Li, from Intecells, LLC! Dr. Yunchao Li was invited to give a presentation on his work, Novel Sustainable Tire-Derived Carbon Anodes for Lithium-Ion and Sodium-Ion Batteries, at the ECS/MRS joint seminar today. View Photo1, Photo2

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18 June, 2018

Congratulations to our group members who have been elected to MRS and ECS University of Kentucky Student Chapters (MRS-UK chapter and ECS-UK chapter) as new officers!

Jiazhi Hu: President of MRS-UK chapter

Shuang Gao: President of ECS-UK chapter

Dingying Dang: Treasure of ECS-UK chapter

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1 June, 2018

Congratulations to Andrew and Ming on passing their prequalifying exam!

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18 May, 2018

Congratulations to Shuang Gao and Yikai Wang, tied for the 2nd place of the Best Poster Awards of the 5th annual MACE GSA Spring Symposium!

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19 March, 2018

Congratulations to Xiaowen Zhan, the winner of the 2018 Outstanding MSE Graduate Student Award! 

Mr. Xiaowen Zhan joined the University of Kentucky in 2014 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Materials Engineering. His research focuses mainly on defect structure, transport properties and electrochemical interfaces of advanced solid-state materials for electrochemical energy storage devices such as Li/Na-ion batteries. Since 2014, Xiaowen has published four articles in peer-reviewed journals and given three oral presentations at professional conferences. As the chair of ECS Kentucky Student Chapter (recognized as the 2016 Chapter of Excellence) for the last two years, he has invited many speakers to our campus and organized seminars that promote electrochemical and solid state science and technology. Xiaowen also presented hands-on experiments introducing energy storage applications at four of the University of Kentucky’s Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series for high school women. In 2017, Xiaowen received the ECS Battery Division Travel Grant for the 231st ECS meetings. In the same year, Xiaowen was admitted, as one of the 25 selected and funded graduated students, to the 2nd Next Generation Electrochemistry (NGenE) summer institute, and completed a one-week intensive workshop exploring phenomena at electrochemical interfaces.

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2 March, 2018

Congratulations to Shuang Gao! He has successfully passed his qualifying exam.

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1 March, 2018

Group farewell dinner for Dawei Li. View photo

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February 23, 2018

Our group attended the Super Collider 2018 organized by Kentucky NSF EPSCoR at CAER. Yikai Wang, Xiaowen Zhan, and Shuang Gao presented their posters.

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2 January, 2018

The Advanced Energy Materials communication "Mechanical Property Evolution of Silicon Composite Electrodes Studied by Environmental Nanoindentation", by Yikai Wang; Qinglin Zhang, Ph.D; Dawei Li; Jiazhi Hu; Jiagang Xu, Ph.D; Dingying Dang; Xingcheng Xiao, Ph.D; Yang-Tse Cheng, Ph.D, has now been published online. View

2017

19 December, 2017

Dr. Y.T. Cheng has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Link

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11 December, 2017

Congratulations to Yikai Wang and Jiazhi Hu! They successfully passed their qualifying exams.

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20 August, 2017

Welcome our new group member: Andrew Meyer.