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2018

MAY Our paper 'Graphene Oxide Membranes for Flow Batteries ' is Issue Highlight in Chem!

MAY Our paper 'Hydrogel-derived ultrafine Sn-Fe alloy anode ' is Most Read Article in Nano Lett.

MAY Our paper 'Ni-Co-A Holey Nanosheets for Hydrogen Evolution' is Most Read Article in JACS.

APR Our “Hydrogel-Based Solar Water Desalination” in NatureNano is featured worldwide! Daily Texan, R&DMag, Houston Chronicle, Science Alert, IEEE, IFLScience, Science News, Phys.Org, EurekAlert!, Science Bulletin, The Chemical Engineer, Indy100, IndustryTap, Science Page, Inhabitat, Brinkwire, AZOcleantech, Water Online, Mother Earth News, Interesting Engineering, Controlled Environments, LongRoom, Nanowerk, Digital Journal, Reddit, TVN, Desalination, GineersNow, Future Tech, AWAKEN, NationalGeographic, SOHU(China), X-MOL(China), Sueddeutsche Zeitung(Germany), EastDay(China), Innovazione(Italy), IKONS(Indonesia), NPLUS1(Russia), Meio ambiente(Brasil), Tech News(UK), KLBJ(AustinNewsRadio), Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany).

APR Our work 'Solar Hydrogels for Water Desal' is online in Nature Nanotech! And featured by UT Austin and Texas Engineering 'Water Purification Breakthrough Uses Sunlight and 'Hydrogels'.

APR Our work 'Nobel-Metal-Free Electrocatalyst for N2 Fixation' is featured in Chemistry Views.

APR Our work 'Hydrogel-Derived Composite Polymer Electrolyte for Solid-State Batteries' is featured in MRS Bulletin.    

APR Our two recent reviews on 'Hydrogel' and 'Binder' are Most Read 2017 Articles in Acc. Chem. Res.

MAR Our review on 'Holey 2D Nanomaterials for Energy Storage' is featured in Materials Views.

MAR Dr. Yu was invited by C&EN to comment on recent interesting work "Electrode Materials Design for Extended Lifetime". 

MAR Congrats to Jon Mui, our former Byram Hills High School researcher, winning 3rd place at NY JSHS state competition, and ACS scholarship for the most outstanding paper in chemistry!

MAR Congrats to Lele and Ye, both winning prestigious 'Outstanding Chinese PhD Students Studying Abroad Scholarship' by Ministry of Education. They ranked highly (#1, #3) among many applicants to General Consulate in Houston. See TMI News.

MAR Yue Zhu was awarded the prestigious 2018-19 University Continuing Graduate Fellowship!

MAR Dr. Yu gave two invited talks in Gordon Conference (GRC) on Batteries in Ventura, and MSE department seminar at UCLA! THanks for invitations!

FEB Jiwoong’s paper 'Hydrogel-derived composite electrolyte' featured as Cover in Angew.Chem., and highlighted in ChemistryViews, NanotechWeb, Nanowerk!

JAN Our review on 'Hybrid nanomaterials for capacitors' is Most Cited Article in Nano Energy. 

JAN Our work on 'Hierarchical BiVO4 Photocatalyst' ranks Most Read Article in Nano Lett. 

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2017

DEC Our three CSR articles are included in special collection “ChemSocRev Emerging Investigator Lectureship winners”.

DEC Our invited AEM review is featured in special issue  “Excellence in Energy Research”.

DEC Our paper 2D nanofluidic Li-ion transport channels published in Adv. Mater. is featured Cover Article, and reported in Nanowerk, NanotechWeb.

NOV Our paper hybrid Fe-Al liquid battery published in Joule, a new flagship Energy journal by CellPress, has been featured as Cover Article.

NOV Prof. Zhenan Bao from Stanford University, Dr. Yu's former postdoc advisor visits UT Austin for MSE seminar! Great to have Zhenan in Austin.

OCT Dr. Yu was recently invited to Advisory Board of Chemistry of Materials, a prominent ACS journal in chemistry/materials science; Science China Chemistry, published by Science China Press, the most influential science press in China; and Batteries & Supercaps, a new Wiley journal in energy storage technologies.

OCT Dr. Yu was invited to attend 2017 Welch Conference, meets his former PhD advisor Prof. Charles Lieber from Harvard, and congrats John Goodenough for his Welch Award! 

OCT Our reviews 'Multifunctional Gels' and 'Novel Binders' both are Top 10 Most Read in Acc.Chem.Res.

OCT Our paper "Metallic holey NCS nanosheets" is Top 10 Most Read Papers in ACS Nano.

OCT American Chemical Society (ACS) feature our CM perspective article on Energy Gels for 'National Nanotechnology Day'! 

SEP Nanowerk and NanotechWeb (UK) feature our work "structural engineering of 2D energy materials " in Nano Lett.

AUG Three new PhD students Youhong, Xiao, and Xuelin joined our group! Welcome aboard!

AUG Dr. Yu organized two symposia at ACS Meeting in DC, and gave an invited talk on recent 2DMater research!

JUL UT Engineering profiles TMI and EERC as well as our group's recent research.

JUL MRS Bulletin profiles our work "holey 2D TMO nanosheets" in Nat. Common..

JUL Irish Times profiles our work "stretchable sodium ion battery" published in Adv. Mater.

JUL Prof. Yu gave an invited seminar for the prestigious 'DongWu Lectureship' at Soochow University, China.

JUL Our papers 'Multifunctional Gels' and '2D holey Co3O4 nanosheets' are Top 10 Most Accessed Papers in AccChemRes and NanoLett.

JUN ChemistryViews highlight our work "Al-based deep-eutectic-solvent anolyte for flow battery" in Angew. Chem.

JUN Our paper "holey 2D TMO nanosheets" in Nat. Common. is featured in Nanowerk, and Nanote...

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Engineers develop method of using sun to clean drinking water - The Daily Texan.

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Tech developed at UT-Austin could help purify water during natural disasters - Houston Chronicle.

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Prof. Yu received 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award!

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Ye Shi and Yu Ding won MRS Graduate Student Awards: Gold and Silver!

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Prof. Yu was honored as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)!

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Dr. Yu was selected as one of 2016 Sloan Research Fellows! 

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Future humanoid robots may end up using University of Texas creation to self-heal - Fox News.

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UT research leads to revolutionary ‘self-healing’ gel for electronics - Austin Statesman.

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MIT Technology Review named Dr. Yu one of the world’s Top 35 Innovators Under Age 35 (TR 35). 

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