2016

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.