Fictitious phase separation in Li layered oxides driven by electro-autocatalysis
As a group, we always strive to maintain a friendly environment that supports diversity and inclusion. We believe that diversity in thought and experiences greatly benefits scientific discourse and our ability to do meaningful work. Furthermore, equity in education and access is an important facet of our group’s mission. The group is always looking for creative individuals and we welcome people of all races, ethnicities, religions, gender identities and sexual orientations.
From Will Chueh: “Creativity is one of the most important ingredients to doing impactful research. Being creative means to combine diverse points of view and to draw from wide-ranging personal experiences, both scientific and non-scientific ones. Being inclusive in all facets is the key to access these diverse perspectives. I believe working with a diverse group of students, postdocs, staff and faculty will fuel your creativity and deepen the impact of the research that you do. Creativity, diversity, and inclusion come hand in hand.”
The availability of low-cost but intermittent renewable electricity (e.g., derived from solar and wind) underscores the grand challenge to store and dispatch energy so that it is available when and where it is needed. Redox-active materials promise the efficient transformation between electrical, chemical, and thermal energy, and are at the heart of carbon-neutral energy cycles.
Understanding design rules that govern materials chemistry and architecture holds the key towards rationally optimizing technologies such as batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers, and novel thermodynamic cycles. Electrochemical and chemical reactions involved in these technologies span diverse length and time scales, ranging from Ångströms to meters and from picoseconds to years.
As such, establishing a unified, predictive framework has been a major challenge. The central question unifying our research is: “can we understand and engineer redox reactions at the levels of electrons, ions, molecules, particles and devices using a bottom-up approach?” Our approach integrates novel synthesis, fabrication, characterization, modeling and analytics to understand molecular pathways and interfacial structure, and to bridge fundamentals to energy storage and conversion technologies by establishing new design rules.
We specifically work on reactions and devices based on the migration of Li+, H/OH-, Na+/K+ and O2-.
May 7th, 2021: This prestigous award is aimed at physical sciences of engineering graduate students in Nothern California that have demonstrated outstanding work in electrochemistry.
March 24th, 2021: This presitigous three-year fellowship helps students prepare and embark on research based Ph.D. programs. The Ford Foundation selects fellows based on their remarkable academic prowess and their contribution to diversity enriching the education of all students.
Dec 17th, 2020: The goal of this 3 year fellowship is to encourage early-career scientists of outstanding talent to pursue creative research in an interdisciplinary environment. Miller fellows have a keen curiosity about all science and share an appreciation for an interdisciplinary experience.
April 2020: This prestigious 5 year long fellowship offering 3 years of funding is for the purpose supporting outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based programs. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in STEM fields.
May 16, 2019. This prestigious two-year fellowship is intended to prepare graduate students for a successful faculty career, and in particular to support their commitment to using diversity as a resource to enrich the education of others.
April 27, 2019: Peter Attia wins ECS Battery Division Student Research Award
April 24, 2019: Peter Attia wins the MRS Silver Graduate Student Award
April 24, 2019: Peter Attia and Norman Jin win MRS Open Data Challenge for their work on Battery Cycling During Extreme Fast Charging
November 27, 2018: William Gent wins the MRS Gold Graduate Student Award