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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 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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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 NanotechWeb.

MAY Prof. Yu is named as a 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar! A Great honor! UTexas, MSE News.

MAY Dr. Yu is awarded 2017 SMALL Young Innovator Award (Wiley-VCH) and gave a keynote talk at International Small Science Symposium! A great honor to join previous outstanding  awardees. ME News.

MAY Our papers 'Gel-derived novel Li2S cathode' and 'stretchable sodium ion battery' are Top 10 Most Accessed Papers in AEM and AM.

APR Congrats to Ye Shi for winning MRS Graduate Student Gold Award! Check MSE news.

APR Dr. Yu is elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)! Check ME, MSE news.

APR Our stretchable sodium-ion full battery in AdvMat was featured in Phys.Org and Nanowerk!

APR Dr. Yu gave an invited seminar in ME at Berkeley, and delivered two invited talks at ACS meeting!

APR MRS Bulletin features our recent work on metallocene redox flow batteries in EES!

APR We are grateful of being awarded a Senior Grant from the Welch Foundation!

MAR Our supergels as functional binders for next-generation lithium ion batteries was featured in Nanowerk (US), and NanotechWeb (UK).

MAR Ye and Lele both successfully defended their thesis. Big congrats, and we are very proud of you!

MAR Yu Ding was awarded the prestigious 2017-18 University Graduate Continuing Fellowship. Congrats!

MAR Lele was awarded the Outstanding Award at our Department's Graduate Student Poster Competition.


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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)!


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


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


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

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Learn about our review 'Li-redox flow battery' featured as Cover in Chem. Soc. Rev..

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