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.
MAR Dr. Yu was officially awarded 2017 TMS Early Career Faculty Award. THanks for TMS Foundation!
FEB Ye Shi was selected 2017 MRS Graduate Student Award Finalist! Congrats for this prestigious award!
JAN Our work about nanostructured layered materials based high-energy sodium battery in EES is featured in MRS Bulletin! Our work on "smart electrolyte" is featured in UT ME Department.
DEC Guihua gave an invited talk in IBM TJ Watson Research Center. Great to meet many outstanding researchers there and thanks for invitation!
DEC Yu Ding won MRS Graduate Student Silver Award; Lele was a competitive nominee of MRS poster prize. Our group gave two invited talks at 2016 MRS Meeting in Boston. Congrats!
NOV Guihua gave an invited seminar in Materials Science & Engineering at Univ. Maryland. Thanks for invitation!
OCT Guihua gave a Keynote lecture at 2016 International Symposium on Energy Chemistry and Materials in China. Great to visit his alma mater, USTC!
OCT Lele and Yu Ding both receive Graduate Student Professional Development Award! Congrat!
OCT Guihua gave invited seminars in Chemical Engineering at Northwestern, and in Materials Science & Engineering at UIUC. Thanks for kind invitations!
OCT Guihua gave an invited department seminar in NanoEngineering at UCSD. Thanks for kind invitation!
OCT Congrats on Ding Yu’s selection to very competitive MRS Outstanding Graduate Student Award Finalist. He is the only one from UT Austin this fall.
OCT Ding Yu’s paper on 'All-Metallocene-Based Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Battery' is accepted in EES.
SEP Our invited review on 'Inorganic-Graphene 2D Hybrid Materials for Flexible Energy Storage Devices' is accepted in Small.
SEP Hongsen's paper about self-assembled Nb2O5 nanosheets for sodium ion capacitors is Top 10 Most Accessed Article in Chem. Mater..
AUG Guihua gave two invited talks at ACS Fall 2016 meeting in Philly. One of them is 3rd ChemSocRev Lectureship talk on '2D Energy Materials'!
AUG Welcome our group's newest members, Postdocs Fei Zhao and Changkun, PhD students Xingyi, Leyuan and Zhiwei!
JUL Warm welcome to our summer visiting students Shengqi, Yu Chen, Yi Shi to Austin!
JUL Guihua gave invited talks and his second RSC Emerging Investigator Lectureship at 2016 IUMRS-ICEM in Singapore, as well as Nanyang Technological Univ.!
JUN Guihua kicked off the first ChemSocRev Lectureship by giving a keynote speech at 2016 International Symposium on Energy Conversiona and Storage in Xiamen! He also gave an invited talk at 2016 Nature Conference of Materials for Energy in Wuhan.
MAY Lele represents our group to give an invited talk at ECS 2016 in San Diego, and was also awarded UT Professional Development Award. Congrats!
APR Yaqun and Yu’s paper on 'size-dependent sodium storage properties of organic electrodes' is published in Nano Lett..
APR Guihua and our group have been profiled in MaterialsViews (Wiley)!
MAR Guihua was selected as one of two international winners for Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2016.
MAR Yu’s paper in Angew. Chem. has been featured as a Cover Article! Congrats.
FEB Our Invited review on 'Two-Dimensional Materials for Beyond-Li-ion Batteries' is accepted in Advanced Energy Materials.
FEB Ye Shi was awarded the prestigious UT Graduate School Continuing Fellowship. Congrats!
FEB Ding Yu’s paper on bio-inspired heavy-metal-free liquid battery is accepted in Angew. Chem..
FEB Our invited perspective on ‘nanostructured conductive polymer gels for Energy’ is accepted for 2016 Up-and-Coming series in Chemistry of Materials! We appreciate this honor of being featured as rising young star.
FEB Our group research has been featured in annual school magazine “TEXAS Engineer”!
JAN Guihua was invited to Advisory Board of Chem, a high-impact chemistry journal published by Cell Press!
JAN Our work on "Controlled Synthesis of Nanostructured Conductive Polymer Hydrogels" published in Nano Letters becomes Most Read Articles in Dec 2015.
DEC Group alumnus Yu Zhao, now professor in Soochow Univ, was selected to China Thousand Talent Program for Young Outstanding Scientists. Congrats!
DEC Dr. Yu gave an invited seminar in Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon Univ. Thanks for kind invitation!
DEC Dr. Yu delivered two invited talks at MRS Fall in Boston in Symp LL “Large scale energy storage systems” and Symp B “Smart Materials”. Thanks for kind invitations!
NOV Dr. Yu’s Visiontalk at Future Tech Congress 2015 in Wolfsburg invited by 2b AHEAD THINKTANK in Germany has been published online!
NOV Dr. Yu was invited by MRS to comment on hydrogel superglue work.
OCT Dr. Yu delivered an invited talk in 2015 GrapChina conference in Qingdao, China, thanks for the organizers’ invitation!
OCT Dr. Yu gave an invited talk in College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Nanjing Univ.
OCT Ye Shi was awarded a Professional Development Award by the UT Graduate School. Congrat!
OCT Our work on "Controlled Synthesis of Nanostructured Conductive Polymer Hydrogels" has been published in Nano Lett.!
OCT Dr. Yu gave two invited talks at 228th ECS Meeting in Phoenix, thanks for the organizers’ invitations!
OCT Ye Shi was awarded competitive Nano Portfolio Program Travel Award for Graduate Student. Congrats!
OCT Our self-healing hybrid gel work has been featured in ME department website at UT.
SEP Dr. Yu attended the invited event 2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium by National Academy of Engineering, great meeting many new scientists and engineers friends!
SEP Our joint work with PNNL and PSU on in-situ TEM study of Si-gel battery anode has been published in Nano Lett.!
AUG Our second significant Review article about Li-redox flow batteries to Chem. Soc. Rev. has been published. Congrats to Yu Zhao and Yu Ding!
JUL Our postdoc alumnus Yu Zhao just started at Soochow University in China as a full professor. Big congrats!
JUL Dr. Yu gave an invited talk at International Symposium on Two-Dimensional Materials hosted at Nanjing University.
JUL Dr. Yu gave an invited talk in School of Chemistry and Materials Science at USTC, his Alma mater!
JUL Our Invited Feature article on nanostructured conductive hydrogels has been published in Nanoscale.
JUN Dr. Yu delivered two invited talks at ICMAT 2015 in Singapore (IUMRS & S-MRS) and Nanyang Technological Univ.(NTU). Thanks for invitations, and great to meet up many old and new friends!
JUN Dr. Yu delivered an invited Visiontalk at Future Tech Congress 2015 in Wolfsburg. Thanks for invitation from 2b AHEAD THINKTANK, the most influential tech trend research institute in Germany!
JUN Our first Invited review article to Chem. Soc. Rev. has been published. Congrats to Ye and Lele!
MAY Lele was selected to receive Honorable Mention award for prestigious Link Foundation Energy Fellowship out of 128 competitive applicants nationwide, Congrats!
MAY Dr. Yu delivered an invited talk at Argonne National Lab, and established exciting collaboration with ANL.
MAY Dr. Yu was invited by 2b AHEAD THINKTANK Germany to Future Technology Congress 2015 as a feature speaker. Many thanks for kind invitation to this great event!
MAY Dr. Yu was invited to US Frontiers of Engineering symposium (US FOE) by National Academy of Engineering.
MAY Yu Ding's paper on "high-rate ferrocene-based liquid battery" was accepted in Nano Lett.. Congrats!
APR Chongbo and Ye's paper on "Thermally responsive hydrogel for drug release" was accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie.
APR Yu Ding won one of Best Graduate Student Poster awards in Nano Night competition. Congrats!
MAR Dr. Yu was selected as a featured speaker by C&EN and a ‘Rockstar of Chemistry’ in 2015 ACS Spring meeting.
MAR Dr. Yu delivered two invited talks in 2015 ACS Spring meeting in Denver. Thanks for kind invitations.
MAR Our work on "Polypyrrole hydrogels based flexible supercapacitor" published in J. Mater. Chem. A is highlighted as one of '2014 Most Accessed Articles'.
MAR Ye’s research poster awarded "Outstanding" in ME Graduate Poster Competition.
FEB Dr. Yu gave an invited talk in Pacific Northwest National Lab, and Great to visit friends and collaborators!
FEB Our invited Feature Review on "Rational design and applications of conducting polymer hydrogels as electrochemical biosensors" is accepted in J. Mater. Chem. B.
FEB Dr. Yu was selected as 'Austin Under 40' Award Finalist in Science/Technology category.
FEB Dr. Yu received 3M Nontenured Faculty Award.
JAN Our group has been invited to write a Tutorial Review for Chem. Soc. Rev. (one of the most prestigious Chemistry Review journals!) on topic of nanostructured redox polymers for advanced energy storage.
JAN Our recent work on "nanostructured conductive hydrogels-based biosensors" published in Nano Letters becomes Most Read Articles in January.
JAN Dr. Yu and our research was featured in 2014 Texas Engineering Achievements by UT Cockrell School.
JAN Lele and Pan’s paper on 2D nanosheet materials based full Li-ion battery is accepted in Nano Energy.
JAN NanotechWeb features our work for “Conducting hydrogel makes a good biosensor", and Nanowerk features our work for "Multiplexing biosensors on a chip for human metabolite detection".
JAN Lanlan and Yaqun’s paper on developing nanostructured conductive hydrogels-based biosensors is accepted in Nano Letters.
JAN Our joint review with other scientists from US/Europe/Asia on "2D materials for energy conversion and storage" is published in Science.
DEC Our review on "Hybrid nanostructured materials for electrochemical capacitors" is Top 5 Most Cited Article in Nano Energy.
DEC Ye and Chongbo's paper on "Conductive Smart Hybrid Hydrogels" was accepted for publication in Adv. Funct. Mater..
DEC Dr. Yu delivered two invited talks in 2014 MRS Fall meeting in Boston. Thanks for kind invitations.
NOV Dr. Yu delivered an invited talk in 2014 Lithium Battery Power organized by Knowledge Foundation.Thanks for kind invitation.
NOV The team by Dr. Yu and a few other scientists has been selected to organize a symposium on "Advances in Flexible Energy Devices" at 2015 Fall MRS meeting.
SEP Dr. Yu will be co-organizing the 2015 Spring ACS symposium on "2D Materials for Energy/Fuel".
SEP Yu's paper on "Amorphous Silicon Honeycomb Anodes" was accepted for publication in Chem. Commun..
SEP We have contributed two invited book chapters for Springer and Woodhead Publishing on topics of ‘electrochemical hierarchical composites’ and ‘self-assembly of 1D nanostructures’.
AUG Dr. Yu gave two invited talks at ACS Fall meeting in SF, and thanks for invitations.
AUG Dr. Yu co-lead the ACS Fall symp on ‘Carbon-based Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage’. We thank many distiguished scientists to speak in our symp.
AUG Yu Ding and Yu Zhao's paper on "Ferrocene/ferrocenium redox based energy storage" was accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie.
JUL Pan and Borui's paper on "2D Hybrid Zinc Manganate/Graphene Nanosheets for Li-ion battery anodes" was accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
JUL C&EN features our work for “Durable, Stretchable Coating Repels Water".
JUL NanotechWeb features our work for “Hydrogel Matrix for Superhydrophobic Surfaces".
JUL Lele and Yu’s paper on "Self-assembled LiFePO4 nanowires" was accepted for publications in Chem. Comm..
JUN Our group was invited to comment in Chemistry World on ‘Multifunctional Structural Energy Materials’.
JUN Yaqun and Ye’s paper on "Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Surfaces Templated From Innately Microstructured Hydrogel Matrix" is published in Nano Lett..
JUN Dr. Yu was invited to 2nd Graphene Chinese Youth Forum hosted in Harbin Institute of Tech. Thanks for kind invitation.
JUN Dr. Yu has been invited to ‘2014 International Symposium on Electrochemical Energy’ hosted in Shanghai Jiaotong University and ‘9th Sino-US Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology’ in Tianjin. Thanks for invitations.
MAY Dr. Yu has been invited to serve as panelist for two NSF programs. Thanks for kind invitation.
MAY Junior undergrad Chris Tran joined our group for summer research experience. Welcome aboard, Chris!
MAY Dr. Yu has been invited to 2014 Lithium Battery Power Conference hosted by Knowledge Foundation. Thanks and cheers!
MAY Dr. Yu gave an invited talk in the Battery Division at 225th Electrochemical Society Meeting in Orlando. Thanks and cheers!
MAY Our recent work on "single crystalline LiFePO4 nanosheets as high-rate cathode" published in Nano Letters in April becomes Most Read Articles!
APR Dr. Yu has been invited to give talks at both MRS and ACS 2014 Fall meetings in Boston and San Francisco. Thanks for kind invitations.
APR NanotechWeb highlights our work for “Facet-controlled nanosheets Improve Li-ion batteries”.
APR Our recent work on "single crystalline LiFePO4 nanosheets as high-rate cathode" has been published in Nano Lett..
APR Dr. Yu is profiled as one of emerging investigators in J. Mater. Chem.
MAR Dr. Yu attended the ACS Spring Meeting in Dallas and lead organized the symp on “2D Materials for Energy and Fuels”. He has been invited to co-organize the Fall Meeting on “Carbon Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage”.
MAR Our recent work on "4V-based Lithium-bromine rechargeable battery based on hybrid aqueous/aprotic electrolytes" is accepted for publication in Energy Environ. Sci..
MAR Our recent work on "Polypyrrole hydrogels based flexible supercapacitor" is published in J. Mater. Chem. A, and soon it becomes the TOP 10 Most Read.
MAR Our group participated in the Explore UT Event--'The Biggest Open House in Texas', arising the public awareness of 'nanoscience for energy challenges'.
FEB Our group reached out to 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day' (Girl Day), introducing to the girls the world of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
JAN Our collaborative work with Stanford on hydrogel-based pressure sensors has appeared online in Nature Communications.
NOV Our invited Perspective article on "Nanostructured Conductive Polymers for Electrochemical Devices" becomes the Top 25 most-read Energy & Environmental Science articles from July–September in Q3 2013.
NOV Dr. Yu will co-organize the symposium of ‘Materials Challenges and Integration Strategies for Flexible Energy Devices and Systems’ at Materials Research Society 2014 Spring Meeting in San Francisco.
OCT Dr. Yu gave an invited seminar in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at John Hopkins University. Thanks for the kind invitation!
OCT Dr. Yu will be lead organize the symposium of ‘Two-Dimensional Materials for Energy and Fuel’ at American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting in Dallas, Spring 2014.
OCT Dr. Yu gave an invited seminar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMaryland Baltimore County. Thanks for very kind hosting!
OCT Our paper on “2D graphene-VOPO4 hybrid for ultraflexible energy storage” in Nature Communications was featured in Nanotechweb and highlighted in UT Engineering School Twitter Site and the USTC University website.
OCT Recent work on "Ternary Li-ion Battery Anodes" published in Nano Letters was featured by NanotechWeb.
SEP Dr. Yu gave an invited talk in the American Chemical Society in Indianapolis. He also co-organized the symposium “Advances in Batteries, Capacitors and Other Energy Storage Devices”. Thanks for many distinguished scientists to speak in the symp.
AUG Our invited Perspective article on "Nanostructured Conductive Polymers for Electrochemical Devices" has appeared in Energy & Environmental Science. Soon this paper comes into the list of Top 10 Most Accessed papers in EES and HOT articles in EES. It is also highlighted by EES Journal Blog, Twitter Feed and Facebook Page.
AUG Recent work on "Flexible Planar Supercapacitors" published in Nano Letters becomes Top 5 Most Read Articles in 2013-Q2. Our work on "Ternary Li-ion Battery Anodes" published in June becomes Top 20 Most Read Articles again in August.
JUL Dr. Yu gave an invited seminar in the Electrochemical Society student chapter at UT. He will present an invited talk early August at Young Investigator Conference by Emerging Info and Tech Association at MIT.
JUL Our recently published Nano Lett. paper on ternary anodes is selected to be featured in Journal website.
JUN Dr. Yu gave an invited talk in ME department at UC Boulder.
JUN Our Nature Comm. work has been featured in a series of media reports: Science Daily; R&D Magzine; Nanotechnology; PhysOrg; Eureka NEWs; TeslaMotor Club; Crazy Engineers; Stanford News; Green Car Congress; Physics News; MyScience News; RedOrbit; Science Seeker; Wards Auto; Materials Gate; TG Daily.
MAY Dr. Yu has received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award. Thanks for great support from the ORAU!
MAY Dr. Yu gave an invited talk at the Donald Harrington Symposium on Next-Generation Materials for Energy Generation, Storage, and Transport at UT Austin.
APR Congratulations to Paulo and Costa, who will be attending Stanford and UCLA for graduate studies!
APR Dr. Yu gave several invited talks at 2013 ACS Spring Meeting and MRS Spring Meeting, and chaired two sessions in MRS symposium of 'Materials for Vehicular and Grid Energy Storage'.
MAR Dr. Yu gave an invited talk at 2013 TMS Annual Meeting in San Antonio.
MAR Our group reached out to the Austin public in the Explore UT event, arising the public awareness of 'nanotechnology for energy challenges' to students, parents and teachers.
FEB Dr. Yu was invited to give a seminar in the Workshop of New Materials for Nanotech and Green Energy at EITC-Young Investigator Conference at MIT in the summer.
FEB Borui just won First Place in Engineering for 'Texas Energy Research Challenge' at 2013 UT Energy Forum among over hundred applicants from UT and other leading universities such as Rice, Stanford.. Congratulations!
FEB Dr. Yu was invited to co-organize the ACS Fall symposium " Advances in Batteries, Capacitors and other Energy Storage Devices". Thanks to many distinguished speakers for coming to support this symposium!
JAN Welcome our newest group member on board, Aimon Allouache, a junior from ME at UT!
JAN Dr. Yu has been invited to chair two sessions for the coming 2013 Spring MRS meeting. Thanks for kind invitations from symposium chairs!
JAN Borui's first battery work has been chosen by UT Energy Forum to advance to final "Texas Energy Research Competition".
JAN Dr. Yu will give several invited talks in 2013 TMS Annual Meeting, MRS Spring Meeting, and ACS Spring Meeting this semester. Thanks for warm invitations from the symposium chairs.
JAN Dr. Yu will give an invited talk at the "Energy, Materials, Nanotechnology" meeting in Houston, TX.
DEC 2012 Dr. Yu completed the teaching of fall semester ME311. To all ME311 students, thank you for a wonderful semester, and for many positive feedback from you!
OCT 2012 Dr. Yu gives an invited seminar in the Center for Nano- and Molecular Sciences at UT-Austin.
OCT 2012 Our group welcome two senior undergraduates, Costa Checkles and Paolo Soares joining us.
SEPT 2012 Dr. Yu gives an invited seminar at Peking University, China at the Workshop of "Materials Science and Materials Chemistry for Energy".
SEPT 2012 The Energy Nanomaterials Laboratory led by Dr. Yu is founded. Warmly Welcome Borui Liu as a first graduate student member in the group.