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Study shows tweaking one layer of atoms on a catalyst’s surface can make it work better

Machine Learning for Faster Battery Testing

New route to carbon-neutral fuels from carbon dioxide

Battery lifetime from machine learning on the cover of Nature Energy

AI accurately predicts the useful life of batteries

Untangling a strange phenomenon that both helps and hurts lithium-ion battery performance

X-rays uncover a hidden property that leads to failure in a lithium-ion battery material

Na-K|K-β″-alumina electrolytes for liquid-metal flow batteries on the cover of Joule

Electrocatalysis-research using atomically tailored superlattices on the cover of EES

Unlocking lithium-rich cathode materials by understanding their electronic structure

Probing ultrathin films reveals routes to increased catalysis

Nanoscale imaging reveals the most detailed view of battery particle charging and discharging

Solar research on the cover of EES

Using rust to convert solar to fuels

Confounding assumptions in Li-ion battery design

Unraveling rate-limiting steps for water splitting

Imaging of batteries reveals only small fraction is active

Surface oxygen anions undergo redox in perovskite electrocatalysts

Videos and Podcasts

KAIST Emerging Materials e-Symposium: William Chueh

StorageX Symposium | Arumugam Manthiram, William Chueh

Energy Storage Initiatives @Stanford & SLAC 2019. Introduction by Prof. Will Chueh & Prof. Yi Cui

Podcast: Game-changing storage

Chemistry of defective materials for decarbonization

The Next Big Opportunities in Energy Storage - Stanford Center for Professional Development

Bridging the Enormous Span of Length Scales in Lithium-ion Batteries - Stanford Energy Seminar

Thermally-Enhanced Generation of Solar Fuels - GCEP Symposium 2016

Fuel you can take anywhere - BBC Future

Paradigm-Shifting Materials Insights - Stanford Energy 3.0

Solar Fuels from Light and Heat - GCEP Symposium 2014

Storing Solar Energy in the Strangest Places - TEDx 2014

Recent News

Iwnetim (Tim) receives Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Doctoral Fellowship

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.

Peter Attia wins ECS award

April 27, 2019: Peter Attia wins ECS Battery Division Student Research Award

Peter Attia wins MRS Silver

April 24, 2019: Peter Attia wins the MRS Silver Graduate Student Award

Peter Attia and Norman Jin win MRS Open Data Challenge

April 24, 2019: Peter Attia and Norman Jin win MRS Open Data Challenge for their work on Battery Cycling During Extreme Fast Charging

Will Gent wins MRS Gold

November 27, 2018: William Gent wins the MRS Gold Graduate Student Award

Will Gent wins poster award

July 2018: Will Gent receives poster award from BASF at the California Research Alliance Summer Symposium

Group Retreat 2018

Mar. 09-11, 2018: Chueh group retreat to Santa Cruz with a hike in the Wilder Ranch State Park. 

Will Receives 2018 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from MRS

February 7, 2018: Will Chueh was one of two recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society.

Will Gent Named Siebel Scholar

November 1, 2017: Will Gent is one of 16 Stanford students honored with a Siebel Scholar award.

Madhur's Defense

October 27, 2017: Madhur Boloor's PhD oral examination! His dissertation is entitled, "Solid-State Architecture for an Elevated-Temperature Photoelectrochemical Cell."

Yiyang Wins Young Scientist Award at SSI-21

June 23, 2017: Yiyang wins the Young Scientist Award from the International Society of Solid State Ionics at SSI-21 in Padua, Italy.

Michael's Defense

January 23, 2017: Michael Machala's PhD oral examination! His dissertation is entitled, "Engineering Active and Stable Perovskite Oxide Catalysts through Fundamental Insight."

Kipil Receives Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award

Jan 4, 2017: Kipil Lim receives a 2017 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award from the ICDD.

Will Receives BASF/Volkswagen “Science Award Electrochemistry”

November 22, 2016: Will Chueh receives the BASF/Volkswagen 2016 "Science Award Electrochemistry" in Berlin, Germany for the group's insights on the fundamental dynamics in Li-ion batteries.

Will Gent Receives ALS Doctoral Fellowship in Residence

July 28, 2016: Will Gent receives the ALS Doctoral Fellowship in Residence to build on his use of cutting-edge synchrotron techniques to study batteries.

Will Receives 2016 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

May 14, 2016: Will Chueh is one of 13 young faculty in the chemical sciences to receive a 2016 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

Yiyang's Defense

May 13, 2016: Yiyang Li's PhD oral examination! His dissertation is entitled, "Ion Insertion and Phase Transformations in LixFePO4 at Multiple Length Scales."

Yiyang Wins ECS Cubicciotti Award

April 18, 2016: Yiyang wins the Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award from the Electrochemical Society.

Will Receives a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship

February 23, 2016: Will Chueh is one of 126 early-career scholars to receive a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship.

Zixuan Presents at APXPS

Dec. 8 2015: Zixuan presents his first talk at the APXPS workshop.

Group Holiday Dinner 2015

Dec. 4, 2015: Chueh group holiday dinner, Korean bbq at Jang Su Jang.

Xiaofei Wins MRS Gold

December 2, 2015: Xiaofei Ye wins the MRS Gold Graduate Student Award.

Group Retreat Nov. 2015

Nov. 2015: Chueh group retreat in San Luis Obispo! Hiking, beach, eating, games, more eating...

Xiaofei's Defense

Nov. 5, 2015: Xiaofei Ye's PhD oral examination! His dissertation is entitled, "Elevated Temperature Photo-electrochemical Water Splitting," co-advised by Will Chueh and Nick Melosh.

BG Wins SSI-20 Poster Award

June 17, 2015: BG wins an SSI-20 Poster Award for his poster entitled "Direct quantification of surface capacitance in ceria using ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy."

Yiyang Wins MRS Gold

April 7, 2015: Yiyang Li wins the MRS Gold Graduate Student Award.

Xiaofei Wins O. Cutler Shepard Award

June 16, 2014: Xiaofei Ye wins the Stanford MS&E department's 2014 O. Cutler Shepard award for outstanding graduate student.