Batteries, Energy Technologies, Smart Windows, Catalysis, Materials
I am interested in batteries, energy technology, and renewable fuels. My research focuses on solid-state batteries, lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, smart windows, and fuel cell catalysts.
Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, I worked at QuantumScape Corporation as a senior member of the technical staff, at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab as a postdoctoral fellow, and at the National Renewable Energy Lab as a graduate research assistant.
I received my bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from Tianjin University in 2009 and my Ph.D. in materials science from Colorado School of Mines in 2012.
I see the future in my field ...
To be bright, with all possibilities as we move towards renewable energy and an electrified society.
I wish I invented ...
A time machine.
My favorite quote ...
“Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a world of mystery.” - Cyril Hinshelwood
Best part of working at Virginia Tech ...
The collaborative environment and being surrounded by talented students.