Senior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Yihan Zhang is a fourth year student majoring in Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley. Currently she is studying electrical properties of polymer electrolytes. She enjoys jogging, cycling, and spicy food.
Senior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Matthew is a fourth year Chemical Engineering student at UC Berkeley. As a researcher at LBNL, he has studied the kinetic modeling of aerosol oxidation. His current work focuses on characterizing nanostructured electrodes to improve CO2 reduction selectivity. In his free time, Matthew powerlifts, brews beer, and plays piano.
News and Notes
Sophia was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to fund her future graduate studies. Congratulations, Sophia!
Joe published an article about PVDF binder degradation in Li-O2 batteries. Read it here.
Hilda published an article on nonaqueous polyelectrolyte solutions as liquid electrolytes for batteries. Read it here.
Jessica published an article concerning sudden death in Na–O2 batteries. Read it here.
Bryan published an article regarding redox mediation in Li–O2 batteries. Read it here.
Sophia won first place in her division in the AIChE Undergraduate Student Poster Competition. Well done, Sophia!
Pete passed his qualifying exam. Way to go, Pete!
Kyle passed his qualifying exam. Nice work, Kyle!
Hilda presented at the Department of Chemical Engineering colloquium. Great job, Hilda!
Erin passed her qualifying exam. Congratulations, Erin!
We've been behind the times on updating publications in the news and notes section, so please check the publication tab for all articles published by the lab, which have now been fully updated!
Colin published an article regarding iodide redox mediation in Li–O2 batteries. Read it here.
Eddy passed his qualifying exam. Way to go, Eddy!
Jessica and Kyle won each of our department's Dow Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards, given to the best GSIs in our department as voted by their students. Pete and Eddy received Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards. Excellent work by all four!
Hilda, Colin, Jessica, Kyle, and Elizabeth had their abstracts accepted at the AIChE conference in November. Come see their presentations and posters in SF!
Erin, Hyo Won, and Kristian had their abstracts accepted to present at the ECS PRiME conference in October. We'll see you there!
Howie Nguyen joins the lab as an Amgen Scholar for the summer. Welcome, Howie!
Chris graduated and began working at an energy storage start-up. Congratulations, Chris!
Colin was selected for a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship. Congratulations, Colin!
Jakob Asenbauer joins the lab as a visiting student from U. of Regensberg. Welcome Jakob!
Bryan published an article describing important metrics for battery using solid separator-protected Li metal anodes. Read it here.
Youngsang Kim joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher, coming from the University of Michigan. Welcome, Youngsang!
Hilda and Bryan are co-authors on a recent publication on hybrid gas separation membranes from Jeff Urban's laboratory. Read it here.
Joe Papp and Elizabeth Corson join the laboratory. Welcome, Joe and Elizabeth!
Burkhard Ohs is visiting the laboratory for 3 months from Prof. Mathias Wessling's group at RTWH Aachen. Welcome, Burkhard!
Colin won the Dow Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award and Jessica received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. Outstanding work by both!
Erin Creel, Sophia Chan, and Keren Zhang have joined the laboratory. Welcome Erin, Sophia, and Keren!
Colin and Bryan are co-authors on a recently published article in PNAS that elucidates the importance of the electrolyte anion on Li-O2 battery performance. Read it here!
Colin, Sara, Jessica, and Bryan published a review article in ChemComm on challenges facing Li-O2 battery cathodes. Read it here!
Charles Wan is visiting the laboratory for 2 months as an Amgen Scholar. Welcome, Charles!
Kristian Knudsen is visiting the laboratory from the Technological University of Denmark and will be around for the next 3 months. Welcome, Kristian!
Hyo Won Kim has joined the laboratory as a post doc. Welcome, Hyo Won!
Bryan is a co-author on an article that describes electrochemical impedance analysis of discharge and charge processes in Li-O2 batteries. Read it here!
Bryan's work is highlighted in a J. Phys. Chem. Lett. editorial. Read it here!
Bryan is a co-author on a recently published article in Nature Chemistry that describes solubility-induced enhancement of Li-O2 battery capacity. Read it here!
Kyle Diederichsen joins the McCloskey Laboratory. Welcome, Kyle!
Bryan is a co-author on a recently published Li-air battery review in Chemical Reviews. Read it here!
Bryan is a co-author on a recently published article in Science that describes two new polymer-forming reactions. Read it here. Congratulations to Bryan's collaborators at IBM Almaden Research Center and KACST, in particular Jamie Garcia and Jim Hedrick, for this fantastic achievement!
Bryan is a co-author of a chapter in the recently published book, The Lithium-Air Battery: Fundamentals. Read it here!