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