Principle Investigator

Cheng Yang Tse

Yang-Tse (YT) Cheng

Frank J. Derbyshire Professor of Materials Engineering

Faculty Associate, Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK)

Faculty Associate, UK Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM)

Faculty Member, UK Center for Advanced Materials (CAM)

Participating Faculty, NSF/UK IGERT Program on Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices

Current Group Members




Yikai Wang Ph.D. Student
Jiazhi Hu Ph.D. Student
Shuang Gao Ph.D. Student
Dingying Dang Ph.D. Student
Ming Wang Ph.D. Student
Andrew Meyer Ph.D. Student
Dr. Biqiong Wang Postdoctoral Scholar

Previous Group Members




Current Position

Dr. Juchuan (JC) Li Ph.D. Student, 2007 - 2012 Advanced Materials Scientist at Apple
Dr. R. D. Deshpande Ph.D. Student, 2008 - 2011 Battery Pack and Cell Computer Modeling Engineer at Ford Motor Company
Yunchao Li Undergraduate Student, 2009 - 2012 Battery Material Researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Nisha Kishor Research Assistant, 2009 Summer Undergraduate in Political Science, University of Kentucky
Lena Loewenau Visiting Student, 2009.9-2010.2 Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Alison Carter Research Assistant, 2010.5-2010.8 Student in East Jessamine High School, Nicholasville, KY
Zhi Liang Undergraduate Graduate Student at the Ohio State University
Yue Yu Undergraduate, 2012-2014 Graduate Student at University of Kentucky
Leonard Franke Exchange Student, 2013-2014
Ahmed Louati Exchange Student, 2014-2014
Dr. Brian Ray Ph.D. Student (Physics), 2011-2014
Dr. Ilona Hoffmann Ph.D. Student, 2010-2014
Dr. Qinglin Zhang Ph.D. Student, 2011-2016 Researcher, General Motors Global R&D Center, Warren, Michigan
Dr. Jie Pan Ph.D. Student, 2011-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Jiagang Xu Ph.D. Student, 2011-2016 Post-Doctoral Fellow, General Motors Global R&D Center, Warren, Michigan
Dr. Tao Chen Ph.D. Student, 2011-2017 Associate Senior Engineer (副高级工程师), BAK Battery Co., Ltd. China, Shenzhen China
Dr. Mohanad Al-Shroofy Ph.D. Student, 2010-2017 Lecturer at the University of Technology in Baghdad, Iraq.
Long Zhang MS Student, 2015-2017 Graduate student, Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany
Dr. Peizhen Li Ph.D. Student (ME), 2012-2017 Design Engineer-Life Science at AVENTICS
Lukas Rossel Exchange Student from KIT
Chengxi Zhao Undergraduate
Dr. Yan Jin Postdoctoral Scholar, 2016-2017 R&D engineer, X-wave Innovations, Inc., 555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 510, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Dawei Li Visiting Scholar, 2016-2018 Graduate student at Shanghai University, China
Dr. Lin Yang Postdoctoral Scholar, 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Scholar, Univerisity of Kentucky,
Yan Sun Visiting Scholar, 2017-2018 Graduate student at Anhui University, China
Xiaowen Zhan Ph.D. Student Postdoctoral Scholar, PNNL
Baleegh S Alobaid Ph.D. Student