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  • April: Fudong Han won a prestigious gold award during the recent Material Research Society meeting.The award has been announced on the MRS website (http://www.mrs.org/gsa-past).
  • May. Jie Yue's paper accepted by ACS Nano
  • April: Ye Tao's paper was accepted by ChemComm.
  • April: Chao Luo's paper accepted byACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • April 5, Drs. Xiulin Fan and Chongyin Yang were promoted as an Assistant Research Scientist by ChBE Department due to their outstanding research work and service to the group. Congratulation!


  • July: Ye Tao received 1st place student paper for Performance Investigation on Electrochemical Compressor with Ammonia in 23th International Compressor Engineering Conference Student Paper Competation. Congratulations
  • July: Xiwen's paper entitled "Tailoring surface acidity of metal oxide for better polysulfide entrapment in Li-S batteries" was accepted by AFM. Congratulations
  • June: Tao Gao;s paper on Al/S battery and Fudong;s paper on all solid state Li-ion battery were accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and Nano Letters, respectively. Congratulations
  • May: Dr. Wang received invention of the year award, University of Maryland.
  • May: Xiulin's paper was accepted by ACS Nano, Congratulations
  • April: Dr. Wang was promoted as a full professor
  • April, Tao Gao won the competitive Graduate Dean's fellowship for the 2016-17 Academic year. Only ten are awarded for the entirety of UMD. Congratulations.
  • March, Dr. So's two papers were accepted by JMCA and Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.Congratulations.
  • March Jiangfen Mao;s paper was accepted y ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Congratulations.
  • Jan. Julia Lamb prepared a Lab safety manuel which has been uploaded in the websit. Please check it if you are not sure the operation procedure. Thanks for Julia's hard work.


  • Dec. Yijie's paper entitled "Electrospun FeS2@Carbon Fiber Electrode as a High Energy Density Cathode for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries" was accepted by ACS Nano. Congratulations
  • Dec. FUdong's paper entitled "Electrochemical Stability of Li10GeP2S12 and Li7La3Zr2O12 Solid Electrolytes" was accepted by Advanced Energy Materials. Congratulations
  • Nov. Chao's paper entitled"Activation of Oxygen-Stabilized Sulfur for Li and Na Batteries"" was accepted by Advanced Energy Materials. Congratulations
  • Oct. Xiulin's paper entitled "PEDOT encapsulated FeOF nanorod cathodes for high energy lithium-ion batteries," is accepted by Nano Letters.Congratulations
  • Sept. Liumin's paper " *Water-in-Salt” Electrolyte Enables High Voltage Aqueous Li-ion Chemistries" was accepted by Science, Congratulations.
  • Sept. Tao's paper entitled "Enhancing the Reversibility of Mg/S Battery Chemistry through Li+ Mediation" is accepted by the Journal of American Chemical Society. It was highlighted by C&EN
  • May: Xiulin's paper entitled "Superior Stable Self-healing SnP3 Anode for Sodium-ion Batteries" is accepted by Advanced Energy Materials, Congratulations.
  • May: Jingjing's paper entitled "Solid-State Fabrication of SnS2/C Nanospheres for High Performance Na-Ion Battery Anode," was accpted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Congratulations
  • May: Yunhu was awarded  National Thousand Youth Talents in Tianjing University, China. Congrtulation to him. His paper on Li-S batteries also accepted by Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations!
  • Arpil: Chao received the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship award for AY 2015-16.
  • Arpil: Jianfeng's paper entitled "Scalable synthesis of Na3V2(PO4)3/C porous hollow spheres for Na-ion batteries cathode" was accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congrtulations
  • March. Chao's paper entitled " Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of Organic Nanorod Electrodes for Sodium Ion Batteries" was accepted by Nano Energy. Congrtulations
  • March. Fudong's paper on single material Battery was accepted by Advanced Materials. Congrtulations
  • March. UMD Partners with Army to Launch Extreme Battery Research Cente, New center cofounded by ChBE professor Wang
  • Feb. Yujie's paper entitled "Red Phosphorus-Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composite as a Superior Anode for Sodium Ion Batteries."was accepted by ACS nano. Congrtulations.
  • Feb. Liumin's paper entitled "Carbon Cage Encapsulating Nano-cluster Li2S by Ionic Liquid Polymerization and Pyrolysis for High Performance Li-S Batteries," was accepted by Nano Energy. Congratulations!
  • Feb., Yujie's paper entitled "Ether-based electrolyte enabled Na/FeS2 rechargeable batteries," was accepted by Electrochemistry Communications.Congratulations!


  • Dec. Dr. Wang co-orginized a ARL workshop on estabilishing a battery center in Washington Dc region.
  • Oct., Tao's paper entitled "Hybrid Mg2+/Li+ Battery with Long Cycle Life and High Rate Capability, ," was accepted by Advanced Energy Materials.Congratulations! The paper is highlited by Materials View
  • Oct. Xiulin's paper entitled "In situ synthesis of SnO2 nanoparticles encapsulated in micro/mesoporous carbon foam as a high-performance anode material for lithium ion batteries," was accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Congratulations!
  • August, Jingjing's paper entitled "An Advanced MoS2/Carbon Anode for High Performance Sodium-Ion Batteries" was accepted by Small. Congratulations!
  • August, Yunhua's paper entitled "3D Si/C Fiber Paper Electrodes Fabricated by a Combined Electrospray/Electrospinning Technology for Li-Ion Batteries" was accepted by Advanced Energy Materials.Congratulations!
  • July. Shiyou's paper entitled "In-situ Sulfur Reduction and Intercalation of Graphite Oxides for Li-S Battery Cathodes" was accepted by Advanced Energy Materials.Congratulations!
  • July, Ying's paper entitled ""Lithium-Tellurium Batteries Based on Tellurium/Porous Carbon Composite" was accepted by Journal Of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations!.
  • June: Chao was awarded the Harry K. Wells Endowed Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations!.
  • June. Dr. Suo has a new baby. Congratulations!.
  • June.Ying's paper entitled "In Situ TEM Study of Electrochemical Sodiation and Potassiation of Carbon Nanofibers," was accepted by Nano Letters. Congratulations!. 
  • June, Yang and Yujie's paper entitled "Expanded Graphite as Superior Anode for Sodium-Ion Batteries" was accetped by Nature Communications. Congratulations!
  • April, Yunhua's paper entitled Mesoporous carbon/silicon composite anodes with enhancement performance for lithium-ion batteries was accepted by Journal Of Materials Chemistry A, 2014. Congratulations!
  • Feb. Chao's paper entitled "Self-assembled Organic Nanowires for High Power Density Lithium Ion Batteries" was accepted by Nano Letters. Congratulations!
  • Feb.  Dr. Wang is the recipient of the 2013 A. James Clark School of Engineering Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award
  • Feb. Guoqiang and Yunhua's paper enttled "entitled "Mn3O4 Hollow Spheres for Lithium-ion Batteries with High Rate and Capacity"was accepted by the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations!
  • Feb. Shiyou's paper entitled "Copper-Stabilized Sulfur-Microporous Carbon Cathodes for Li-S Batteries" was accepted by Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations!
  • Feb. Chao's paper entitled "Carbonized Polyacrylonitrile Stabilized SeSx Cathodes for Long Cycle Life and High Power Density Lithium Ion Batteries" was accepted by Advanced Functional Materials.Congratulations!


  • Nov. Chao's paper entitled " Graphene Oxide Wrapped Croconic Acid Disodium Salt for Sodium Ion Battery Electrodes" was accepted by Journal of Power Sources.
  • Oct. Yunhua's paper entitled "Nano-Structured Carbon-Coated CuO Hollow Spheres as Stable and High Rate Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries" is accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A.Congratulations!
  • Oct. Yunhua's paper entitled "Superior Electrochemical Performance and Structure Evolution of  mesoporous Fe2O3 Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries" has been accepted for publication in Nano Energy. Congratulations!
  • Sept. Yujie's paper coauthored with Khim was accepted by ACS nano. Congratulations!
  • August. We received an ARPA-E grant. We have three postdocoral positions opening. One position is for research on Mg-ion batteries, the seond position is for research on Mg-based alloy anodes for Ni/MH batteries, and the third position is for research on Ni(OH)2 cathodes for Ni/MH batteries. Please contact Dr. Chunsheng Wang at cswang@umd.edu for detail information.
  • August. Chao Luo's paper entitled "Selenium@Mesoporous Carbon Composite with Superior Lithium and Sodium Storage Capacity" was published in ACS Nano. Congratulations!
  • June: Yujie's two papers were accepted by Advanced Materials and ACS Nano. Congratulations!
  • March. Welcom Mr. Tao Gao to join our group as a Ph.D canidiate.
  • March, Yihang's paper entitled "Tin Coated Viral-Nanoforests as Sodium-Ion Battery Anodes" was accepted by ACS nano.
  • February, Welcome Mr. Fudong Han and Ankit Goyal join into our grop as Ph.D students


  • December: Yang Wen's paper entitled "Graphene Bonded and Encapsulated Si Nanoparticles for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes" was accepted by Small. Congratulations
  • December: Yuhua's paper entitled "Uniform Nano-Sn/C Composite Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries" was accepted by Nano Letters. Highlighted by C&EN.
  • December Veidhes R. Basrur's paper entitled "Synergistic Gelation of Silica Nanoparticles and a Sorbitol-Based Molecular Gelator to Yield Highly-Conductive Free-Standing Gel Electrolytes" was accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations
  • December: Yihang's paper entitled" Architecturing Hierarchical Function Layers on Self-Assembled Viral Templates as 3D Nano-Array Electrodes for Integrated Li-Ion Microbatteries" was accepted by Nano Letters. Highlighted by Nano Energy.
  • November, Yujie's paper entitled ": Comparison of Electrochemical Performances of Olivine NaFePO4 in Sodium-Ion Batteries and Olivine LiFePO4 in Lithium-Ion Batteries" was accepted by Nanoscale. Congratulations.
  • September, Alex's paper entitled "Carbon coated hollow Na2FePO4F spheres for Na-ion battery cathodes" was accepted by Journal of Power Sources.Congratulations!
  • August: Yanting's paper entitled "Copolymerization of Methyl Methacrylate and Vinylbenzyl Chloride towards Alkaline Anion Exchange Membrane for Fuel Cell Applications" was accepted bythe Journal of Membrane Science. Congratulations
  • July: Yunhua's paper entitled "Electrochemical Performance of Porous Carbon/Tin Composite Anodes for Sodium-Ion and Lithium-Ion Batteries" was accepted by Advanced Energy Materials. Congratulations
  • June: Dr. Wang received a NSF grant ($300,000 for a period of three years) on all-solid-state Li-ion batteries strating on September 1, 2012.
  • May: Dr. Wang is promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure.
  • May: Congratulations to Dr. Juchen Guo on becoming a tenure-track assistant professor at University of California Riverside.
  • "Team Thirsty Turtles" Wins Spot in National Chem-E-Car Competition in 2012, and won Chem-E Car Regional Championship in 2011
  • Xilin's paper published in ACS Nano is highlited by ChemSusChem
  • Xilin's paper entitled "3D Tin anodes prepared by electrodeposition on a virus scaffold Corresponding " was accepted by J. Power Sources, in March 19. Congratulations.
  • Yunhua's paper entitled "Sponge-like porous carbon/tin composite anode materials for lithium ion batteries" was accepted by J. Mater. Chem. in March. Congratulations.
  • Yanting's paper featured on the front cover of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics was highlighted by FuelCellworks.com.
  • Dr. Wang's review article entitled "Nano- and bulk-silicon-based insertion anodes for lithium-ion secondary cells" is listed as the Number One Most Cited Article in the Journal of Power Sources in January, 2012.
  • Yanting Luo's paper on alkaline polymer electrolyte was accepted by Electrochem. Commun. Congratulations





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