JULY Our research on "Self-fertilizing hydrogels for sustainable agriculture" published in ACS Materials Letter was highlighted by UT News, Texas Engineering News, ME News, TMI, ScienMag,, ScienceDaily, New Atlas,

JUN Falling Walls selects Dr. Yu and our research on Solar-Powered Water Purification and Harvesting Techs among '2024 Falling Walls Science Breakthrough Award in Science and Technology'! 

JUN Texas Global features our work on water-harvesting gels as 'Breakthrough Tech for Water Access'! 

MAY Our research on "Biomass-based Sustainable Smart Windows" was selected to highlight by Association of American Universities (AAU)! 

APR Our research work on "Biomass-based Sustainable Smart Windows" was selected to feature in current April issue in PNAS

APR Our research work on "Biomass-based Sustainable Smart Windows" published in PNAS was highlighted by UT News, Texas Engineering News, ME News, TMI News, Austin Journal, Al Jazzeera, CEC News, Today Headline, Tech Xplore, Mirage News, Phys.Org, Physics Forum, PR Newswire, Life Science Network, Fresh Plaza, Science X,, Morning News, KNowridge Science, Fresh Market,

APR Dr Yu was recently featured by People Magazine as Climate Warrior to Tackle Clean Water Challenges in their Earth Day Special

APR Dr. Yu was elected into 2023 Class of AAAS Fellows nationally! AAAS NewsScience News, UT News, Texas Engineering, Austin Journal, TMI News, ME News.

FEB Congrats to Chuxin Lei for winning the prestigious UT University Graduate Continuing Fellowship!

FEB Several of our research papers on hydrogels-based atmospheric water harvesting, self-watering soils, and solar water evaporation have been featured in "Celebrating 5Years of ACS Materials Letters' special collections

JAN Our research work on "Bio-Based Gel Filter for Sustainable Water Purification" published in Nature Sustainability was highlighted by UT News, Texas Engineering News, ME News, TMI NewsNature Sustainability Commun., KXANEurekAlert!, Science Daily, New AtlasThe Engineer (UK), The Debrief, Tech Xplore, Gizmag, ElectronicsForU, CompsMag, Phys.Org, Physics WorldMirage News, Life Technology, World Water News, Science X, Azo CleanTech, Technology NetworkWater Online, LabrootsEngineers Ireland, Industrial Intel, Knowridge Science, Link ResearcherSeed Daily, Verve Times, One News Page, Terra Daily, Eurasia ReviewOpen Access Government, South China Morning PostWhat's NewHoodLine, ScienMagTii News, Swift Telecast, BioEngineer.Org, DPA Magazine, Super Innovators, Inside Water, The PAW, Smart Water, Filtration and Separation, Inquirer Technology, NetEASE (, X-MOL, (QQ),,, Yahoo! News, SterliTech, AquaA, News Nation, BNN Breaking,

JAN Our research work on "Oil-Capturing Technology" published in Nature Sustainability was selected as Top 5 Research Breakthroughs in Texas Engineer


DEC Two of our research works 'Smart Farming' and 'Oil-Capturing Tech' were selected as Top UT Research Stories in 2023!

DEC Our research works on Atmospheric Water Harvesting Technology is featured in the latest Water Outlook issue by Nature! Also See Texas Engineering, TMI News, ME News,

NOV Dr. Yu is ranked again as one of 2023 Top Highly Cited Researchers in both fields of Materials Science and Chemistry by Clarivate! Texas Engineering News, TMI News..

NOV Congrats to Prof. Gang Chen from MIT on discovery report in PNAS on photomolecular effect in solar water evaporation, which may help explain unique phenomena of various hydrogels in solar evaporation process! Physics World, MIT News..

SEP Our work "Breakthough Oil-Capturing Tech for Oil Spills Clean-up" published in Nature Sustainability was featured bNature Reviews Materials

SEP Congrats to our group member Weixin Guan for being selected for UT Graduate School's Student Features!

SEP Our work "Molecularly Engineered Hydrogels for Atmospheric Water Harvesting" was highlighted in Texas Water Resources Institute News!

SEP Our work "Molecularly Engineered Hydrogels for Atmospheric Water Harvesting" published in PNAS was highlighted bUT NewsDaily Texan, Texas Engineering, KXAN, IEEE Sprectrum, UT-ME News, TMI News, Science Daily, SciTech Daily, NewsBreak, Life Technology, TechXplore, EurekAlert!, FlipBoard, Petbyus, Phys.Org, Reddit, Tech TImes, Azo CleanTech, Electronics For U, OthweWeb, Eco Inventos, EnerZine, Science X,, Tii SYS, Daily Science, ISP Today, Ocrepusculo, TDI Colombia, Crumpe, Physics Forum, Ground News, OPP.Today, CityLife, Verve Times, Substack, PPL Ware, Lab Manager, Technology Networks, Smart Water Magazine, Swift Telecast, SciencMag, BioEngineer, Today Headline, ORDO News, Water Journal (Korea), Ground Water Canada, ISTOE Independte (Brazil), Pressetext, Ardina News, Green Economy Agency (Italy), EZ-Publish (France), Citizen Side (France), Head Topics, X-MOL, COSMOS Mag, NeoZone, EcoWeb, LabRoots, Alberta Water, Illuminem, Science Springs, Futurity, Wired (Italy), Physics World, GreenMe (Italy), Giornale Social (Italy),, iMedia, Lega Nerd,, Water Online, Knowridge, Future Timeline, WorldTime Todays, Innovation Toronto, Engineers Ireland, New Indian Express, Science Times, Tecent News, cnBeta, Bao Can Tho (VN), Azad News Agency (ANA), Lab Worldwide, Correio Brazilienese, Inquirer Tech, Vigour Times, Yahoo!Tech, BNN Breaking, Tech Briefs,!

SEP Dr. Yu was invited to comment on recent exciting work "Solar Desalination System" by MIT team in MIT News, MIT Climate PortalBusiness Insider, SciTech Daily!

SEP Our work "Breakthough Oil-Capturing Tech for Oil Spills Clean-up" published in Nature Sustainability was highlighted by UT News, Texas Engineering, KXAN (NBC), FOX News, KVUE (ABC), UT ME, TMI News, Nature Sustainability, Compasmag, TechXplore, Phys.Org, Mirage News, Futurist, Austin Chronicle, Today Headline, Science X, Life Technology, YouTube, DPA Magazine, Energy Portal (EU), Tii News (Japan), ChinaTechNews, Able Science, Petbyus, Science Central, Ground News, Reddit, Engineers Forum, X-MOL, Tek Crispy, INF News, Engineers Outlook, Enerzine, WorldTime Todays, Research News, Knowridge Science, Global Spec, ZBR (Mexico),

SEP Our work "Smart Farming System Enabled by Gel Catalyst" is featured in ASME as "New Smart Farming System Minimizes Fertilizer Runoff"!

AUG Our work "Conductive Gel Membranes" and RSC Award News were featured in UT TMI Newsletter!

July Dr. Yu was selected to 2023 Class of Blavatnik National Awards Honorees! New York Academy of Sciences News, Texas Engineering, UT ME, TMI News,

JUN Our work "Smart Farming System Enabled by Gel Catalyst" published in PNAS was highlighted by UT News, Texas Innovation, UT Discoveries, The Daily Texan, Texas Engineering News, UT-ME News, TMI News, EurekAlert!Phys.OrgScience Daily, SCIENMAGLife TECH, Delicious Food, Water Online, Bioengineer.Org, MORNING AgClips, TERRA Daily, SEED Daily, Indian Education, Mirage News, Climate Change, Reddit, SemiEngineering, KnowridgeTech Target, World TimeTodays, Digital Iyidir, NanoER, AgroLink, StormWater Solutions, X-MOL, Anthropocene, The Cool Down, Yahoo! News, MSN News, HortiDaily, Foresight, Future of Agriculture!

JUN Our collaborative work "Sustainable urea electrosynthesis" was awarded 2023 RSC Materials Chemistry Horizon Prize! Texas Engineering News, TMI News, ME News.

JUN Our work "Water-Capturing Gels" was selected as one of Top Research+Breakthroughs by 2023 Texas Engineers Magazine!

JUN Our work "Cationic Defects Enabled Water Oxidation Catalysts" was highlighted in ChemistryViews, Angew Chemie's Science and Learning!

JUN Congrats to both Wen Shi and Chuxin Lei, for being awarded UT's Harry and Rubye Gaston Graduate Scholarship and George J. Heuer Endowed Graduate Fellowship!

MAY Our work "IonoGel Membranes" published in Nature Synthesis was highlighted by UT News, ME News, TMI News, Phys.Org, EurekAlert!, Science DailyAZOM, COSMOS Mag, Food Manufacture, Knowledia, Interesting Engineering, Design Today, Materials Today, Mirage News, X-MOL, WordPress, Science Hub, Whats New, NanoER.netTencent, Blikk, Verve Times, Innovation Report, Scientific Russia, Inceptive Mind, Science Springs, Research AeTher, ElectroPages, Swift Telecast,

MAY Dr. Yu was invited by Boston Globe to comment on a recent interesting work on Air-Gen Energy Harvesting from Humidity.

MAY Congrats to Nancy Guo, our group alumni now postdoc at MIT, for being selected as 2023 ACS PMSE Future Faculty Awardee!

APR UT Energy Institute awarded a Strategic Energy Research Grant to Dr. Yu's led team with Liu and Warner groups on electrochemical CO2 reduction technology!

APR Our work "Water-Capturing Gels" was among Top 25 Chemistry and Materials Sciences Articles of 2022 by Nature Communications!

APR Dr. Yu was invited featured in inaugural UT Presidential Research Impact Award video.

MAR Zhengyu was invited to comment on a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) news piece. Congrats!

MAR Our work "Water-Capturing Gels" was featured in our annual Texas Mechanical Engineer Magazine 2023!

MAR Our work in Chem "Supramolecular interactions enabled ion-conductive membranes" was featured in the journal Matter!

FEB Our work "Water-Capturing Gels" was highlighted in Texas Global Report, and featured as Cover in TMI Annual Newsletter!

FEB Congrats to Weixin Guan for winning the prestigious UT Graduate School Continuing Fellowship!

FEB Congrats to John Calderon for winning the MSE graduate student poster award!

JAN Our "Electrocatalytic Urea Synthesis" work published in Nature Sustainability has been featured in Nature's series 'Emerging Technologies for Sustainability'!

JAN Our research work on "Water-Capturing Gels" was selected as Top Research Breakthroughs in Texas Engineer 2022-2023


DEC Engineering Girl features our work on hydrogel breakthrough for clean water technology in "Engineering Solutions Towards Sustainable Water Access for All"!

DEC Dr. Yu was invited to serve Guest Editor for Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons on topic of "New horizons in materials for energy conversion, electronics and optics"! RSC Blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn.

NOV Our graduate Youhong (Nancy) Guo was selected among 2023 Forbes list of “30 under 30” in Science! UT TMI news,

NOV Austin American-Statesman features our work "Fast-Charging Thick Battery Electrodes"!

NOV Dr. Yu was invited to serve Guest Editor for Batteries & Supercaps on topic of "Aqueous Electrolyte Batteries"!

OCT Our work 'Fast-Charging Thick Battery Electrodes' was featured by The Daily Texan! Business Insider features as "Tackling The Biggest Challenges Facing EV Adoption".

OCT Dr. Yu was invited to deliver the prestigious Viskanta Lecture at Purdue University

OCT Our former PhD student Youhong (Nancy) was selected to 2022 Stanford University ME Rising Stars Workshop! 

SEP Our work on 'Vertically Assembled Thick Battery Electrodes' was highlighted in UT News! CSE News, ME News, TMI News. This PNAS work was also featured by: FOX News, New AtlasTexasDaily, Daily TexanNews Austin, TechXplore, Business NewsScienceDaily, Verve Times, News Place, Flip Board, Innovate News, InceptiveMindTrend Radar, Green Car, CnBeta, SmarTech, NewsBeezer, Austonia, Battery News, Knowledia, Tech Network, Test Coches, World Energy, Advanced Batteries Research, StockStar,, AZO Mater., NewsBreak, EurekAlert!, TweakTown, AirQuality News, JournalBreak, Head Topics, Electronics Online, ElectronicsForu, EleTimes, News Azi, BioEngineer, Clean Technica, Mining,,, TopTek News, Lab Manager, Indian Education, BullFrag, Mater. Today,, BuzzEV News, Assembly Mag,

SEP Our former PhD Youhong (Nancy) was selected to 2022 MIT ChemE Rising Stars Workshop! 

SEP Science Friday features our recent work on water harvesting gels in podcast 'Pulling Water From Thin Air'! Also at NPR Podcasts.

SEP Texas Global features our work on water harvesting gels as 'Water-Collecting Gel Films Help Hydrate a Thirsty Globe'! 

SEP Chemistry Views (Europe) profiles our research group’s recent work on water harvesting gels in themed story 'Capturing Water from the Atmosphere'! Also see SciTech Europa!

AUG Texas Monthly Magazine features our research group’s recent works on water harvesting gels!

AUG Our review 'Emerging Chemistries for Flow Batteries' was featured as Cover in Nature Rev. Chem.!

AUG Our review 'Emerging Chemistries for Flow Batteries' was featured in Nature Collection Series 'Sustainable Chemistry'!

JUN Our work 'Gel Film Fresh Water Harvester' was featured in World Economic Forum 'Groundbreaking Gel Produces Drinking Water from Dry Air'!

JUN Advanced Science News featured our recent work 'Nanostructured Moisture-Absorbing GEL' in Science In Pictures Series!

JUN Our work 'Gel Film Fresh Water Harvester' was highlighted as one of TOP Innovative Atmospheric Water Generators by ASME!

JUN Our work on 'Gel Film Fresh Water Harvester' was highlighted in UTEXAS Newsletter! It's featured as "The 5 Coolest Things on Earth" by GE.

JUN Dr. Yu was selected to 2022 Class of Blavatnik National Awards Honorees! NYAS, UT News, ME News,

MAY Our work on 'Gel Film Drinking Water Harvester' was highlighted in KXAN, UT NewsDaily Texan, CSE NewsUT Energy Bulletin, MSE News, ME News, ScienceDailyWeather Channel, Phys.Org, New AtlasYahoo!, Futurity, FAST Company, Water Online, SciTech Daily, Science Times, Tech NetworksEurekAlert!, MirageNewsCNBC News, ScienMag, National Geographic, Gizmodo, Bioengineer, Smart Water, Nanowerk, FlipBoard, News Today, News9, Verve Times, 6Parks, Interesting Engineering, WaterWorld, COSMOS, AZO Mater., List23, TimetoTimes, Educacions, Nature World, Science Blog, Core77, Head Topics, Alert Breaking, Optic Flux, WQP Mag, Biz News, Hindi News, News Buzz, Planet Water, Reddit, MSN, TechNews, WDC TV, India Education, Galaxy Reporters, NoticiasNet, ASPE, FISM TV, WorldHealth.Net, Diario Popular, El Confidential, Naked Science, Nanotech World, One NewsPage, TechCodex, EU Mail24, Optimist Daily, Flash News,, La Vanguafdia, TVN, BGR, News Beezer, News Founded, American Reporters, HiTech, Techno Pixel, Darik News, KnowAsiak, HeroMag, El Espanol, Time Bulletin, DaytoNews, 6Park News, Industry Update, News Central, ZME Science, Nation World, ABP Live, Knowridge, Daily Post (Korean), SCI-News, GoodNews Network, Extreme Tech, Knowledia, NewsofCanada, THEN24, WEAT Texas, Materials Today, Newz.DK, Youthistaan, UK Time News, List23, Focus Tech, DailyNews369, Water Journal (Korean), NewsNation, iHeart, Brazil Posts, Technology Shout, Make Water Famous, inHabitat, Crast.Net, FutureZone, WaterShapes, iNews, BTLV (France), Core77, OneWater, INF News, NuestroClima, NeozOne, WarpNews,

APR Dr. Yu was elected into 2022 Class of MRS FellowsUT News, ME News, MSE News!

MAR Our work 'Urea ElectroCatalytic Synthesis' in Nature Sustainability, was featured in story "Fertilizing The Future" of '2022 Texas Mechanical Engineer'

FEB Our work 'Polyzwitterionic Hydrogel Water Harvester' was featured in story of 'Freshwater from Thin Air' in Angewandte Chemie, Science DailyPhys.Org, ChemEuropeEurekAlert!Chemistry Views, Water World, NewAtlasAzo CleanTechNanowerk, Europa Press,, Free News, Head TopicsChannel969, NewsBeezer, Knowledia, LexologyGenius Interactive, 6JET,

JAN Dr. Yu was honored with the prestigious Norman Hackerman Award from The Welch Foundation. UT NewsDaily Texan, CSE NewsME News, MSE News!

JAN Our work 'hydrogel tablets to purify water' was featured in AdvMater Editorial ‘Opening the Doors to Advanced Materials in 2022'!

JAN Our work 'Single-Atom ElectroCatalysts' in Nature Catalysis, was featured in story of 'The Rise of Hydrogen' in Texas Engineer Magazine


DEC Our work 'hydrogel tablets to purify water' was highlighted by World Economic Forum!

DEC Our work 'hydrogel tablets to purify water' was selected as TOP 10 UT Research Highlights in 2021

DEC Our work 'hydrogel tablets to purify water' was featured by UT President's Office's year-end message to UT Community. Happy Holidays!

DEC Congrats to Xiao Zhang for being selected for MRS Outstanding Graduate Student Gold Award! TMI News.

NOV Dr. Yu was ranked 2021 Top Highly Cited Researcher in both Materials Science and Chemistry by Clarivate. UT News, Engineering News, TMI News!

NOV Our 'Hydrogel tablet to purify water' work is highlighted UT EngineeringUT Energy Institute, and as AZOM Thought Leaders.

NOV Our invited review 'Polymers for Solar Water Purification' work is featured as J. Polymer Sci. Breakthroughs.

OCT Our invited review on 'single-atom catalysts for ammonia electrosynthesis' is featured by American Institute of Physics (AIP) SciLight

OCT Our work on 'hydrogel tablet to purify water' is featured in UT News! Daily TexanPhys.Org, ScienceDaily, The Economist, AxiosKXAN, New AtlasUT Research, UT EngineeringME News, TMI News, EI News, KnowRidgeFlipBoard, Florida News, NewsBreak, RemoNews, YouTube, Canada News, CPYNews, ScienMag, American Online, News Founded, NewsRobin, Tech Explorist, NewsBeezer, News18, SencyNews, Australia Online, Public-Republic, XNewsNet, AzoMaterials, StudyFinds, Mashable, OlharDigit, USA News, News24-France, DailyAdvent, Smart Water, Scientific Frontline, National Wizz, NewZealand Online, News-Medical, AlwafaNews, IMP News, Reddit, EurasiaReview, ENN, Water News, TechNews, Nanowerk, WION, Knowledia, India Now, World Industrial, NewsPost, DailyBest, The Week (India), Futurity, India Education, WaterWorld, Science Cafe, HackPosts, Upcoming Engineer, ResearchNews, Nach Welt, ZME Science, FunTiTech, MCU Times, CNbeta, NewsBust, Fry Electronics, 6Park News, KNews (UK), ScienceTimes (Korea)Correio Brazil, Inovacao BrazilRinnovabili (Italy), Trends der Zukunft (Germany)CW39 Houston, SEEbiz, News247, MyZakerCalifornia18, 163.comGeekWeek, Tom's Hardware, NewsTral, OSEL, Clare People, FuturoProssimo, CanalTech (Brazil),, NanotechSolutionsEngineering360, TeluguStop, Ruetir, MiddleEast-in-24, IndiansGulf, Better Parent, Glory News, Eco Inventos, ALterima, PSN, Wonderful Engineering, DailyGeek, SpotMedia, NewsVOT, DailyClipper, Daily Best, Medical Progress, News Rondonia, California NewsTimes, SciTech Daily, LA People, News Binding, SingTaoFree Think, VnExpress, InsideHook, Pulola, BrinkWire, EnviroTec, WorldBreakingNews, WarpNews, United Business Journal (UBJ),

SEP "Materials Innovation for Healthcare and Sustainability" Webinar by ACS Materials Letters, celebrates two years' journal publication on transformative materials research

AUG Our research group is highlighted by the Welch Foundation! Thanks for continuous generous support from Welch.

JUL Our work on 'Hydrogels for Solar Vapor Generation' is one of Most Cited 2018-2019 Articles in Nature Nanotech! Our work on 'Ni-Co-A Holey Nanosheets for Hydrogen Evolution' is one of 'Most Cited 2018-2019 Articles' in JACS!

JUL Our work 'Inter-site Effect Single-Atom Catalysts for Oxygen Electroreduction' is published in Nature Catalysis, and featured by UT News, UT ResearchME NewsTMI NewsNature Chemistry community, EurekAlert, ScienceDaily, WorldNews, NewsLocker, FuelCellsworks, SciTechDaily, Industry Update, SINA, cnBEta, NewsBreak, NanoTech Now, TopNews, NewEnergy,

JUL Our work 'Electrocatalytic Urea Synthesis with Nitrate and Carbon Dioxide' is featured by UT News, ScienceDailyME News, TMI NewsNewsBreak, EurekAlert!, Phys.OrgNature Sustainability, US DOE4state.News, MirageNews, ScienMag, BBC-edition, Azom, FlipBoard, Seed Daily, CleanTech, India Education, Florida News, Farms, MyDroll, iNews, NewFood Mag, HortiDaily, NewsNation, StatNano, AZOLifeScience, SciTech, INF news, BNN Network!

JUL Futurist recently features our Self-Watering Soil work as 'The Breakthrough in Agriculture in The Past Century'

JUL Congrats to Nancy, Xingyi, and Zhiwei for thesis defenses in past summer and spring. We have three new outstanding doctors now this year! 

JUN Dr. Yu is selected as one of 2021 honorees for the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientist! UT News, NewsWise, EurekAlert, NYASWorld Journal, NewsCentral, TMI,

JUN Our SMAG-enabled water harvesting technology was named 'Top 7 Innovations for Water Access' by Borgen Project

MAY Our Perspective 'Conductive Polymer Hydrogels based Sensor Technologies' was featured as one of Most Popular Materials/Chemistry Papers by Royal Society of Chemistry.

MAY Dr. Yu was awarded the IAAM Medal Award 2021 for significant contributions in nanoscience & nanotechnology.

APR C&EN recently features our hydrogel works on both SMAG and Self-Watering Soil! Also featured by Interesting EngineeringWonderful Engineering.

APR Congrats to Zhiwei Fang for being selected for MRS Outstanding Graduate Student Award! See MRS, UT ME News.

APR Dr. Yu was featured in Wall Street Journal on 'lithium-ion battery and How Lithium Became a Hot Commodity'. See WSJ, Daily Telegraph, The Chronicle,, YouTubeThe Australian, Flipboard, Yahoo!, Herald Sun,

APR Our work 'Organic Eutectic Electrolytes for Flow Batteries' was featured by Materials Views.

APR Dr. Yu gave an invited COE Distinguished Lecture at NMSU Engineering. Thanks for the invite!

MAR Dr. Yu was awarded the prestigious TMS Brimacombe Medalist Award for outstanding mid-career scientists with sustained excellence and achievements in materials science! UT NewsME News, TMI News.

MAR Our work 'Super Moisture Absorbent Gels' was featured by Alcalde, the official publication of Texas Exes!

MAR Our work 'Self-Watering Soil' was featured as The Most Talked-About Chemistry Papers in 2020 by ACS!

MAR Congrats to our former undergrad researcher Daniel Liao for being awarded NSF GRFP!

MAR Our work 'Polyeutectic Electrolytes' was featured as EES HOT Article!

MAR Congrats to Nancy Guo for winning the MSE Graduate Student Poster Award.

FEB Our work on 'solar-powered moisture harvester' selected as one of highlight stories 'Texas Impact'

FEB Congrats to Xuelin Guo for winning the prestigious UT-GS Continuing Fellowship!

FEB Dr. Yu gave an award lecture on 'energy hydrogels' for 2021 TAMEST O'Donnell Award in Engineering

JAN Dr. Yu was selected for the prestigious TAMEST 2021 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award! UT News, UT-ENGRUT-ME, TMI NewsTAMESTYoutube, EurekAlertFrance News, ScienMag, Daily Advent, News Locker, BioEngineer, AzoNano, StatNano.

JAN Our Self-Watering Soils research in ACS Mater Lett is featured in Science News! TechCodex.

JAN Our electrocatalytic NRR nanoreactor paper in Angew. Chem. was featured in Chemistry Views.

JAN Our work 'Super Moisture Absorbent Gels for Sustainable Agriculture' has recently been featured by Greenhouse CanadaThe Western ProducerEcoInventosWorld Industrial ReporteriGrowLeapsMag, Good Men Project, Potatoes News,


DEC Our work on Liquid-Metal based Sodium Batteries is featured as DEC cover in ACS Central Science!

DEC Congrats to Youhong for winning the prestigious MRS Outstanding Graduate Students Award! TMI News.

NOV We are awarded a DARPA project for developing atmospheric water extraction technologies, with partner teams of MIT and Caltech! See UT News, UT Research Showcase, ME News, TMI News.

NOV Our work 'Self-Watering Soil' is featured by BNN Bloomberg, as in Dr. Yu' interview of 'self-watering soil for the future of farming'.

NOV Our work 'Self-watering Soil' is selected as one of Top Five Coolest Things On Earth by GE News!

NOV The Daily Texan features our 'Self-Watering Soil' work! UT Energy Institute features our work in November Bulletin.

NOV Congrats to Jiwoong and Leyuan, both have successfully defended their thesis. Dr. Bae and Dr. Zhang!

NOV Dr. Yu is ranked as Top Highly Cited Researchers by Web of Science again in 2020. See TMI News.

NOV Our work on BiNi nano-alloys for electrocatalytic NRR was accepted in Angew. Chem. as VIP paper.

NOV Our recent work on Filler's dimensionality effect for scalable battery systems was featured in American Institute of Physics (AIP), Phys.OrgNewsWise, EurekAlert, ScienceDaily, Rocket NewsDE24, FlipBoard, 15min News, WUWT, BioEngineer, PV Magazine, Press Reader, Space Daily,, FocusTechnica, ScienMag, Online EV, TradeTicker, Finanz Nachrichten, ID TechEx, Moore News, Read01, OfWeek, EE World, SciTech Daily, List.Solar,, Amazing Researchs, News Delay, California NewsTimes, Alkhaleej Today,,, WirtSchaftsblatt, ESdeLatino, Chem Europe, NewsBeezer, BlogDady,, China Auto, Gasgoo, SINA, NewsOTime, MyZaker, Shangshiny, WCENN, 111yg, Recode, Geek News, UpsApp, HengNan,,, EcoNews, IDC311,, Graphene Council, UGOLINI,, StatNano, Energy Journal,

NOV Recent work 'Super Moisture Absorbent Gels for Sustainable Agriculture' is featured by BloombergWorld Economic Forum, Daily TexanUT News, Texas EngineeringABC News, KXAN AustinEurekalert!, ScienceDaily, EcoTropical, BrightSurf, ManiacGeek, Engineers Ireland, TechnologyTimes, BioEngineer, AustraliaOnline, OneNews, LivDose, ScienMag, MirageNews, Press Aggregate, NewsBreak,, Futurity, E&T, AZO Life Sciences, Seed Daily,, Eurasia Review, Science Blog, SpaceForce, KnowLedia, FlipBoard, Better Parent, CRWE World, Zenith News, WorldPro News, Daily Ripple, ClimateChange, Gadget Stack, SeedQuest, Europapress,, AmazingResearchs, BotanicalCart, Notimerica, Innovation Toronto, Newsdelay, Infobae, FantasyMundo, VN Explorer, SciTechDaily, Laboratory Equipment,, Food News&Views,, Word Disk, New Atlas, RevistaPlaneta,,, Modern Farmer,, punjab times, TMI News, Science Bulletin, TerraDaily, The Scotfree, World Industry, GistTree,, Blueberries,, NCYT, PortalFruticola, Anthropocene, Revolution Green, weirdnews, Cambio16,,,, HortiDaily, Focus Technica, Newsvoice,, Indian Bureau, Tempo, Seed World,, The Nation, NatureSpeaks,,, InfoBae, Cannabis-Mag,, Planeta, Clarin, Successful Green, OGN Daily, UNTV News, The Counter, Optimist Daily, Fyberus, SmallTech, NewsVoice, Reddit, WorldToday, Scientic Ecology, LabNews, AlgeriaNext, Spider'sWeb, Irrigacao, Al Jazeera, NyTeknik, Water Online, Science Bulletin, EcoInventos, TDI Colombia, Nuadox, The Texas,,,, ResearchNews, Knowledge Area,, Wis Farmer,, Interesting Engineering, 306doc,, VnExpress, OnPasture,,, eTeknoFuture Farming, TillageMag, Warp News, NZ Food, Smart Brief, SmartWater,, Granthshara, NewsLocker, KTAB News, CW39, HortiBiz, Groundwater Canana, Impact Lab, Environmental Tech,, Quota Media, Voleng, MD Tech, Warp Institute, Successful Green, On Pasture, Potatoes NewsEarthWiseTencent (China), Technology Times Pakistan, The Packer, Farm Journal, Greenhouse Canada, The Western Producer, EcoInventos, World Industrial Reporter, iGrow, LeapsMag, Global Food Summit, The GardenChemistry&Industry (C&I)!

OCT Our work on electrocatalytic NRR nanoreactor was accepted in Angew. Chem. as a VIP paper.

OCT Dr. Yu was invited to comment on recent exciting work published by MIT team on dual-stage water harvesting: MIT NewsScienceBlog, Technology.

SEP Our recent work in JACS on 'Aqueous Al-Ion Batteryis featured by Science Magazine.

SEP Our recent work in JACS on 'Aqueous Al-Ion Batteryis selected as one of Featured Covers in Sept.

SEP Recent work in Nature Mater on 'In Situ Magnetometry Probing Transition Metal Oxides' is highlighted by Nature Energy, Science Bulletin.

SEP Recent work on 'In Situ Magnetometry Probing Transition Metal Oxides' is featured by UT News, ScienceDaily, TechXplore, EurekAlert!, SciTechDaily, UT Engineering, TMI NewsPhys.OrgScienceMag, DesignNewsChemEuropeAZOMTechReview (Italy), EnergyAsiaAustralian News, SlashGear, BioEngineer, KnowRidgeFlipBoard, eScience NewsPV MagKnowledia, Newsbeezer, SINASOHU, NewsNowTechRoom, List Solar, News Break, SmallTechNews, Zaker, YoutubeGreatNews, FocusTechnica, Texas Electric, Texas EnergyXOER, CRWE World, NorthAustin NewsElecFans, 365NewsPerthNews, VaajuConnecticutNews, CleanTechnicaCHEMIE.deNewEnergyByte ClicksKimDeyir, Quimica.Es15minuteNews, FijiNewsNewZealand NewsMirageNews, DCYT, NoypiGeeks, RedditLabEquipment, ScienceXGasGoo, Fayhoo, PCOnline,, EEworld, WhoTrades, EastMoney, MetroWorldNews, cnBeta, OFweek, Investment Watch, ECW,,, cnPower, WhoTrades, LotGainProAngrez, BESTmag(UK), HiMAX, New Energy&Fuel, TopNews.

AUG Our recent review in ChemReviews 'Hydrogels for Energy-Water Nexus' is selected as one of Featured Covers in AUG

AUG Our work 'Azobenzene-Based Nonaqueous Redox Flow Battery' is featured by UT Engineering, ME News, TMI News

JULY Our latest ChemRev article summarizes many important works on 'Hydrogels for Energy-Water Nexus', and is Most Read Articles in Chem. Rev.

JULY Congrats to Leyuan for winning the prestigious MRS Outstanding Graduate Students Award Silver! ME News

JULY Chemistry World features our recent work on hydrogels for Atmospheric Water Harvesting.

JULY Our work 'New Room-Temperature Liquid-Metal Battery' is featured in global media: UT News, TMI NewsTechXplore, ScienceNews, Business Insider, SciTechDailyAdvanced Science News, FUTURA TECH, AZOM, NEW ATLAS, ScienceDaily, SCIENMAG, ChemEuropeThe ENGINEERDesignNews, Interesting EngineeringTech Funnel, Phys.Org, MaterialsViewsUSA Science NewsEurekAlert, Energy DailyYahoo!, SteeMIT, ElectronicDesign, SmallTech, ShortPedia, OrdoNews, Enerzine, EENews,, SpaceDailyTechnologie Media, EnergyStorage.Org, DigiTimesList.SolarRToZ.Org, RTFlash, ClimateCrocks, Engineering, Read01!

JULY Advanced Energy Materials publishes special issue in Honor of Nobel Laureate John Goodenoughwith our invited review included too. 

JULY Congrats to Yue for winning the prestigious Humboldt Postdoc Research Fellowship!

JUN Our invited AWH review is the Most Read article in ACS Mater. Lett.!

MAY Our invited review on solar evaporation materials is featured as Cover in Nat. Rev. Mater.!

MAY Our invited AWH review is selected as ACS Editors' Choice article in ACS Mater. Lett.!

APR Angewandte Chemie features both Dr. Yu's Author Profile and IUPAC Award News.

MAR Our latest invited review on 'Materials for Solar Water Technologies' is now online in Nat. Rev. Mater. !

MAR Angewandte Chemie features Dr. Yu's IUPAC Award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science.

MAR Congrats to Youhong Guo for winning a 2020 ME Graduate Student Poster Award!

MAR Congrats to Leyuan Zhang for winning a 2020 MSE Research Poster Contest Award!

FEB Congrats to Leyuan Zhang for being selected to very competitive MRS Graduate Students Award Finalist!

FEB Our work on 'Evaporation‐Induced Vertical Alignment for Directional Ion Transport' is featured in Materials Views.

FEB Our paper 'DFT Study Single vs Double Atom Catalyst for NRR'  is highlighted in Advanced Science News.

FEB Congrats to Xingyi Zhou for winning the prestigious UT-GS Continuing Fellowship!

FEB Dr. Yu was recently profiled in Angewandte Chemie as a prolific senior author.

FEB Dr. Yu led a research team with CSE and LBJ faculty to win a competitive award from UT Energy Institute on developing solar water purification technology.

JAN Longhorns Network profiles Dr. Yu and our group's research on hydrogels-enabled water technologies

JAN Our SMAG paper published in Adv. Mater. was featured in the editorial piece of ‘Advanced Materials in the New Decade’.



DEC Our group’s works on Hydrogel-enabled solar water purification and water harvesting have been profiled in Longhorns Network TV!!

DEC Prof. Yu is honored with Polymer International-IUPAC Award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science! IUPAC News. SEE UTexasTMI, ME News.

DEC Two of our collaborative works with John Goodenough on liquid metal battery and redox flow battery are featured in "Celebrating 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry" themed collection. 

DEC Dr. Yu guest-edited with Jessica Wang a special issue on "Conjugated Polymers" for J. Polym. Sci. B. Thanks to all great contributing authors! 

DEC Congrats to Xingyi for winning the Multifunctional Materials (MFM) Poster Award at 2019 MRS in Boston!

NOV Dr. Yu is named Highly Cited Researcher 2019 by Web of Science (Clarivate).

NOV Our review on 'Hydrogels for Solar Water Purification' is Most Read Article in Acc. Chem. Res!

NOV Our recent paper on 'Rh-Ir Alloy Nanoparticles for Acidic OER Reaction' is Most Read Article in ACS Nano!

NOV Our work 'Rh-Ir Alloy Nanoparticles for Acidic OER Reaction' is featured in ChemistryViews.

NOV Our work '3D Hydrogel-Graphene Architectured Anode' is featured in CAST website.

OCT Warmest congrats to Prof Lieber for winning 2019 Welch Award in Chemistry for his pioneering contributions to nanoscience and nanotechnology!

OCT Warmest congrats to Prof Goodenough for winning 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Advanced Science News featured reactions of scientific community with Prof Yu also sharing the reflections.

OCT MRS Bulletin features our work on hydratable polymers for solar water purification.

SEP UT has made a new video on our Solar Hydrogel Water Harvester work. See UT News.

AUG Congrats to our summer student, Renad Abualjamal, for her story featured in Texas Global!

AUG Our 'Solar-Powered Moisture Harvester' work is featured in The University Network (TUN).

JULY Our 'Water Absorbing Hydrogel' is featured in XinhuaNET!

JULY Our paper 'Light-Absorbing Sponge-Like Hydrogels for Solar Water Desalination' featured as Cover in ACS Nano.

JUN Science News features our 'Hydrogel Solar Still' work as "New solar technology could produce clean drinking water for millions in need"! 

MAY Our paper on 'Carbon Nitride for N2 Fixation' is Most Accessed Article in Angewandte Chem.

MAY Our review on 'Holey 2D materials for energy storage' is Most Read Article in Adv. Energy Mater.

APR Dr. Yu gave two invited talks at MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix about our group's energy hydrogels, multifunctional gels!

MAR Our 'Solar-Powered Moisture Harvester' work is widely featured in global media: ScienceDaily, PopularMechanics, The Statesman, The ENGINEER, Business Standard, R&D Magazine, Nature World News, Technology.Org, EurekAlert!, Yahoo!, Materials World, USA Today, Newswise, Interesting Engineering, ScienceNews, Physics News, The Week, Indian Times, Indian Express, The Nation, Spectrum News, Advanced Science,, Shilfa, Innovation Toronto, Reddit, Long Room, KNOWRIDGE, E&T, Phys.Org, IEEE, Market Reports, Water World, NewsBeezer, TechGraph, FocusTechnica, Engineering360, DesignFax, ImpactLab, Grand Challenges, HomePlanetEarth, Manufacturing.Net, Lab News, ECN!

MAR Our work 'Super Moisture‐Absorbent Gels for Water Harvesting' is featured in UT NEWS.

MAR Dr. Yu gave three invited talks at ACS Meeting Orlando on our group works on energy hydrogels, flow batteries, and 2D energy materials!

MAR Dr. Yu gave an invited MSE department seminar at KAUST. A wonderful visit to Jeddah and beautiful campus!

MAR Congrats to Zhiwei Fang for winning the prestigious UT-GS Continuing Fellowship!

MAR Dr. Yu was featured in ACS Axial as "Meet New Associate Editors for ACS Materials Lett."

FEB Congrats to Youhong Guo for winning first place in Longhorn Student Poster Contest by UT Energy Institute!

FEB Dr.Yu was invited to organize a Focus Issue on "Nanoscale Electrocatalysts" by Nanotechnology (IOP).

JAN Dr. Yu was invited to serve Associate Editor for a new flagship materials science journal by ACS: ACS Materials Letters!

JAN Dr. Yu was invited to the advisory board of the flagship RSC journal: Chemical Society Reviews!

JAN Dr. Yu was selected by IUPAC to represent Element V for ‘Periodic Table of Young Chemists’ to celebrate International Year (150th) of Periodic Table. TMI News


DEC Chem (CellPress) features our organic flow batteries work as their December Cover article!

NOV Dr. Yu is named Highly Cited Researcher 2018 by Web of Science (Clarivate). 

OCT US NAE's Frontiers of Engineering features our group’s recent work hydrogel-based food sensor.

OCT Dr. Yu was invited to Editorial Advisory Board of the prestigious journal ACS Central Science Look forward to more service to scientific community!

SEP The Dreyfus Foundation features our group’s research via YouTube video.

SEP  Dr. Yu gave an invited talk at 4th International Conference on Energy and Bio Materials, and for his Alma mater USTC's 60th Anniversary.

SEP Dr. Yu was selected as Caltech's Resnick Young Invesitgator for an invited talk at Resnick Sustainability Institute.

AUG Dr. Yu gave two invited talks in ACS Fall Meeting in Boston, delivered official Nano Letters Lectureship, and received 2018 ACS ENFL Division Emerging Researcher Award

AUG Our solar-water hydrogel work in Nature Nanotech is featured in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)!

JUL Our solar-water hydrogel work in Nature Nanotech is selected in Nature's Green Chemistry collection

JUL Dr. Yu gave a Keynote speech in 2018 CNESE conference, and invited seminars in USTC,  Hefei Univ. of Tech., Fudan Univ., and Tongji

JUN Dr. Yu was selected for 2018 DOE Early Career Award! Thanks for this prestigious honor. ME News and TMI News

JUN Dr. Yu gave a series of invited seminars/lectureships in China, Tsinghua Univ.,  ICCASDalian Univ. of Tech.Nanjing Univ., and  Xi'an Jiaotong

JUN Our “Wireless Food Sensor” in Nano Lett. is featured worldwide! Food Magazine, US News, Geek, ACS, Phys.Org, WebMD, New Atlas, Health 24, Daily Mail (UK), Food Quality&SafetyWonderful Engineering, ScienceDaily, EurekAlert!, Drugs.comTechnologyNetworks.

JUN Our recent two papers are featured back-to-back as Cover articles in June issue of Nature Nanotech and Nano Letters

MAY Dr. Yu is selected for '2018 Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship Award'. Thanks to ACS for this prestigious honor!   ME News.

MAY Dr. Yu is selected as one of  '2018 Caltech's Resnick Young Investigators'. Special Thanks to Caltech's Resnick Institute!  

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! The Associated Press, 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, NationalGeograph, Environ. MonitorSOHU(China), X-MOL(China)Sueddeutsche Zeitung(Germany), 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 Congrats to Katrina winning NSF graduate fellowship. Nice job!

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. 


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.

MAR Dr. Yu was officially awarded 2017 TMS Early Career Faculty Award. THanks for TMS Foundation!

FEB Our paper "all-metallocene non-aqueous flow battery" in EES is featured in Nanowerk and X-MOL.

FEB Ye Shi was selected 2017 MRS Graduate Student Award Finalist! Congrats for this prestigious award!

FEB Our paper "Metallocene Non-Aqueous Flow Batteries" is featured as Cover Article in EES.

FEB Our paper "Bio-Inspired Organic Redox Flow Batteries" in Chem is highlighted by X-MOL.

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.

JAN Our invited review on 'Hybrid 2D Materials for Flexible Energy Devices' is Top 10 Most Accessed Paper in Small, and featured in MaterialsViews (Wiley).

JAN Our work on ternary sulfur cathode was featured in Science News “Better batteries charge forward!”.


DEC Guihua gave invited talks at Yale Energy Science Institute and Materials Science Colloquium at Columbia Univ.. Great to see many faculty friends and thanks for invitations!

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 Our work on ternary sulfur cathode was featured in Nanowerk, IEEE Spetrum, and NanotechWeb.

NOV Our invited review on 'Hybrid 2D Materials for Flexible Energy Devices' is Top 10 Most Accessed Paper in SmallJun’s paper on ternary sulfur cathode is Top 10 Most Accessed Paper in Nano Lett..

NOV Guihua gave an invited seminar in Materials Science & Engineering at Univ. Maryland. Thanks for invitation!

NOV Our works on nanostructured gel biosensors and self-healing gels have been selected to feature in RSC Book "Nanotechnology: The Future is Tiny" by Michael Berger!

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 Ye and Jun's paper and review article are accepted in Nano Lett. and Nano Today. Congrats!

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 Our smart electrolyte work has been featured as Cover article in Adv. Mater. and also featured in MaterialsViews (Wiley).

SEP Hongsen's paper about self-assembled Nb2O5 nanosheets for sodium ion capacitors is Top 10 Most Accessed Article in Chem. Mater..

SEP  Our smart polymer electrolyte work in Adv. Mater. was featured in MRS Bulletin.

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!

AUG Our sodium-ion battery work in EES was featured in Nanowerk, NanotechWeb, and TechXplore.

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!

MAY Our work on self-healing gels is featured in US NAE-FOE website. Congrats Ye!

APR Our perspective about nanoGels has been featured as a Cover Article in Chem. Mater..

APR Yaqun and Yu’s paper on 'size-dependent sodium storage properties of organic electrodes' is published in Nano Lett..

APR Ye’s perspective article about our nanoGels is Top 10 Most Accessed Article in Chem. Mater..

APR Guihua and our group have been profiled in MaterialsViews (Wiley)!

APR Yu’s bio-inspired liquid battery work is featured in TechXplore and NanotechWeb! Congrats.

MAR Our review on '2D Materials for Beyond-Li-ion Batteries' is featured in Materials Views as 'Best of Advanced Energy Materials'.

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.

MAR Guihua was invited by NanotechWeb and C&EN, to comment on two recent interesting works about ‘water-repellent surfaces’.

FEB Guihua was selected as one of 2016 Sloan Research Fellows! We appreciate this prestigious honor. (UT News, College News)

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”!

FEB “UT engineers develop self-healing battery gel” featured story in The Daily Texan. And another feature story by Association for Computing Machinery!

JAN Guihua was invited to Advisory Board of Chem, a high-impact chemistry journal published by Cell Press!

JAN We are excited that our self-healing research is featured in Fox News!

JAN Our self-healing research is featured in the influential Austin Statesman as Front-page news.

JAN Our articles on ‘nanoGel biosensors’ and ‘energy gels’ are selected as 2015 HOT Papers in JMC and Nanoscale!

JAN Our work on "Controlled Synthesis of Nanostructured Conductive Polymer Hydrogels" published in Nano Letters becomes Most Read Articles in Dec 2015.


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 Our research on self-healing gel is featured in UT University NewsKUT News, Space Daily, Network World, Engineering360ScienceDailygizmag and DesignNews.

NOV Dr. Yu was invited by MRS to comment on hydrogel superglue work.

NOV Our review article about Li-redox flow batteries published in Chem. Soc. Rev. has been featured as Cover Article.

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.!

SEP Our semi-liquid Li-ferrocene battery work has been featured in Materials360 website (MRS)!

AUG Our self-healing hybrid gel work has been featured in Nanowerk, and Phys.Org..

AUG  Our invited article in Nanoscale was selected as "HOT Article" and featured in Nanoscale Blog.

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 work on ferrocene-based liquid battery published in Nano Lett. is highlighted in the journal FrontPage, as well as one of 'Most Accessed Articles in May'.

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's liquid battery work is featured in Phys.Org., NanotechWeb!

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 "Ternary Li-ion Battery Anodes" published in Nano Lett. is highlighted as one of 'Most Accessed Articles of 2014'.

MAR Our work on "2D ZnMn2O4/Graphene Li-ion Battery Anode" published in ACS Nano is highlighted as one of 'Most Accessed Articles of 2014'.

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 on 2D energy materials is highlighted in media, Science News, Nanotech-Now, Green Car Congress.

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.

OCT  Dr. Yu and our research have been profiled in Reporting Texas and Austin Statesman. 

SEP Dr. Yu will be co-organizing the 2015 Spring ACS symposium on "2D Materials for Energy/Fuel". 

SEP Our work on "2D ZnMn2O4/Graphene Li-ion Battery Anode" published in ACS Nano is listed No.1 in Top 20 Most Read Articles in August.

SEP Our work on "Ternary Li-ion Battery Anodes" and "Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Surfaces" published in Nano Lett. become the No.1 and No.2 in Top 20 Most Read Articles in August.

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  MIT Technology Review has named Dr. Yu one of the world’s Top 35 Innovators Under Age 35 this year. And UT News also reported.

AUG Our work on "Ternary Li-ion Battery Anodes" and "Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Surfaces" published in Nano Lett. become Top 20 Most Read Articles in July.

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’. It's also featured in Scientific American!

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 battery anode work has been selected and featured by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and its UT Twitter site. 

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 recent work on "Ternary Anodes for Li-ion Battery" published in Nano Letters in June becomes Top 10 Most Read Articles!

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 DailyR&D Magzine; NanotechnologyPhysOrg; 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.

MAY Our recent review article on 'Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors' published in Nano Energy in March becomes Top 5 Most Downloaded Articles!

APR Our recent work on "Flexible Planar Supercapacitors" published in Nano Letters in April becomes Top 10 Most Read Articles!

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.

Researchers Synthesize Printable, Electrically Conductive Gel (R&D Magazine)

Electrically Conductive Gel Holds Promise for Next Generation Medical Sensors (EUREKA)

Electrically Conductive Gel Holds Promise for Bioloical Sensors and Energy Storage Devices (Gizmag)

New Electrojelly Feels Like Living Tissue, But Acts Like a Seminconductor (Pop Science)

Printable, Electrically Conductive Gel with Unprecedented Electrical Performance Synthesized (Science Daily)

Printable, Electrically Conductive Gel (Stanford Report)

Hydrogel Electronics Makes Its Debut (

Organic Hydrogel Outperforms Typical Carbon Supercapacitors (Ars Technica)

Our First Paper on Printable Conductive Polymer Hydrogel Published in PNAS

Two of Our Papers Published in Nano Letters in 2011 Are Still In Top 20 Most Read List