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Yang Shao-Horn

Yang Shao-Horn

Gail E. Kendall Chair in Mechanical Engineering
77 Massachusetts Ave
Rm 3-334
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617)-253-2259

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies
  • Photoelectrocatalysis of O2 and CO2
  • Nanostructured Materials for Lithium Storage

Select Peer Reviewed Publications

Honors and Awards

  • 2013, Research Award from the International Battery Association
  • 2011, Gail E. Kendall Chair of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2008, Tajima Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry
  • 2008, Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award of The Electrochemical Society

Select Professional Activities and Service

  • Energy and Environmental Science, Advisory Board (2011-)
  • ChemElectroChem, Advisory Board (2012-)
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry, Advisory Board (2014-)

Postdoctoral Associates

Hao Hsun Chang
Hao Hsun Chang
NSC Postdoctoral Fellow since 2014
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University
Research: Li-air
David Fenning
David Fenning
MIT/Battelle Postdoctoral Associate since 2013
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Research: Photoelectrochemistry for solar-to-fuels
Magali Gauthier
Magali Gauthier
Postdoctoral Associate since 2014
Ph.D. Materials Chemistry University of Nantes, France and INRS University, Montreal, Canada
Research: TEM/EELS analysis of electrochemical systems
Don-Hyung Ha
Don-Hyung Ha
Postdoctoral Associate since 2014
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University
Research: Electrocatalysis
Yueh-Lin Lee
Yueh-Lin Lee
Postdoctoral Associate since 2012
Jointly advised by Professor Dane Morgan
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Homepage of Dane Morgan's group
Ph.D. Materials Science Program in University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research: Modeling of defect chemistry and electrocatalysis on transition metal perovskite type oxides
Sayed Yousse Nagy
Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow since 2013
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Alberta
Research: Li-air
Nagore Ortiz
Nagore Ortiz
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow since 2013
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of the Basque Country
Research: Li-air
Nir Pour
Nir Pour
Postdoctoral Associate since 2012
Ph.D. Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Research: Vanadium flow battery
Marcel Risch
Marcel Risch
Postdoctoral Associate since 2012
Ph.D. Physics, Free University Berlin
Research: Water oxidation
Xiao (Renshaw) Wang
Xiao (Renshaw) Wang
Postdoctoral Associate since 2014
Ph.D. Physics, National University of Singapore
Research: Oxide film fabrication, electrocatalysis

Visiting Researchers

Saif Saeed Al Mheiri
Prof. Saif Saeed Al Mheiri
Visiting Professor 2014
Assistant professor, Masdar Institute - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Miami - USA
Research: Energy storage (flow batteries), thermally regenerative electrochemical systems, fuel cells for stationary and mobile applications.

Livia Giordani
Prof. Livia Giordano
Visiting Professor 2013
Assistant professor, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Ph.D. Materials Science, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Research: Theoretical modeling of oxide materials, oxide/water and oxide/metal interfaces

Graduate Students

Chris Bachman
John Christopher Bachman
Graduate Student since 2012
B.S./M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis
Research: Organic electrodes for batteries and supercapacitors
Tom Batcho
Thomas Batcho
Graduate Student since 2011
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Research: Li-air
Tom Carney
Thomas Carney
Graduate Student since 2012
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Research: Li-air
Joseph Elias
Joseph Elias
Graduate Student since 2011
B.A. Chemistry, Reed College
Research: Synthesis of functionalized carbon nanomaterials for applications in low termpature CO oxidation and Li-air batteries
Alex Binghong Han
Alex Binghong Han
Graduate Student since 2011
B.S. Physics, Peking University
Research: Electrocatalysis
Jonathon Harding
Jonathon Harding
Graduate Student since 2010
B.S. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
Research: Lithium Air Battery
Wesley Hong
Wesley Hong
Graduate Student since 2011
B.S. Mat. Sci. and Eng. with concentration in Physics, Stanford University
Research: Electrocatalysis
Jonathan Hwang
Jonathan Hwang
Graduate Student since 2014
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Yale University
Research: Electrocatalysis
Pinar Karayaylali
Pinar Karayaylali
Graduate Student since 2014
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey
Research: Electrochemical interfaces
David Kwabi
David Kwabi
Graduate Student since 2010
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University
Research: Lithium Air Battery
Dongwook Lee
Dongwook Lee
Graduate Student since 2012
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Research: Thermoelectrics
Sokseiha Muy
Sokseiha Muy
Graduate Student Since 2013
B.S./M.S. Material Sciences and Nano-objects, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Research: Interfaces Electrodes/Electrolytes
Reshma Rao
Reshma Rao
Graduate Student since 2014
M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, University of Southampton, UK
Research: Electrocatalysis
Kelsey Stoerzinger
Kelsey Stoerzinger
Graduate Student since 2011
M.Phil. Physics, University of Cambridge
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
Research: Electrocatalysis
Koffi Pierre Claver Yao
Koffi Pierre Claver Yao
Graduate Student since 2010
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
Research: Lithium Air Battery

Visiting Students

Julius Scholz
Julius Scholz
Visiting Student 2014
Ph.D. student at the University of Göttingen in the group of Prof. Christian Jooss
Research: Electrocatalysis on thin films

Undergraduate Students

Raivo Andrian
Raivo Andrian
UROP 2014
Research: CO Oxidation

PhD graduated

Ethan Crumlin
Ethan Crumlin
ALS Postdoctoral Fellow
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Jungik Kim
Jungik Kim
Hyundai Motors

Gerardo Jose la O'
Gerardo Jose la O'

Manager
Primus Power, California

Yi-Chun Lu
Yi-Chun Lu
Assistant Professor (2013)
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dongkyu Lee
Dongkyu Lee
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Oak Ridge National Lab
Seung Woo Lee
Seung Woo Lee

 

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Wenchao Sheng
Wenchao Sheng
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

Jin Suntivich
Jin Suntivich
HUCE Fellow
Harvard University

Assistant Professor in Materials Science/Engineering (2013)
Cornell University

Betar Gallant
Betar Gallant
Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow
California Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral Associates

Zhenxing Feng
Zhenxing Feng
Postdoctoral Associate
JCESR, Argonne National Lab
Reza Kavian
Reza Kavian

 

Postdoctoral Associate
Georgia Institute of Technology
Sungjin Ahn
Sungjin Ahn

 

Scientist
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), South Korea
Hye Ryung Byon
Hye Ryung Byon

 

Group Leader
RIKEN, Japan
Christopher Earl Carlton
Christopher Earl Carlton
Scientist
Samsung

 

Shuo Chen
Shuo Chen

Research Assistant Professor of Physics
University of Houston

Alexis Grimaud
Alexis Grimaud

CNRS Scientist in theoretical chemistry
Collège de France

Susumu Imashuku
Susumu Imashuku

 

Assistant Professor
Kyoto University

Junhyung Kim
Junhyung Kim

 

Scientist
SK Energy, South Korea

Yong-Tae Kim
Yong-Tae Kim

 

Associate Professor of Energy Systems
Pusan National University, South Korea

Website

Serkan Naci Koc
Serkan Naci Koc

Assistant Professor
Istanbul University, Turkey

Sundeep Kumar
Sundeep Kumar

Scientist
John Welch Tech. Center, GE, Bangalore

Youngmin Lee
Youngmin Lee

 

Postdoctoral Associate
NIST

Tian Ming
Tian Ming

 

Postdoctoral Associate,

Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Laboratory of Electronics MIT



Eva Mutoro
Eva Mutoro

 

Scientist
BASF, Germany

Lei Wang
Lei Wang

 

Scientist
Robert Bosch, China
Zhichuan Xu
Zhichuan Xu

 

Assistant Professor
Nanyang Technical University


Naoaki Yabuuchi
Naoaki Yabuuchi

 

Associate Professor
Department of Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Bilge Yildiz
Bilge Yildiz

 

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering
MIT

Website

Masters Students

Anjuli Appapillai
Anjuli Appapillai
Masters Student
Elisa Alonso
Elisa Alonso
Masters Student
Anne Clemencon
Anne Clemencon
Masters Student
Areva, France
Theodore Golfinopoulos
Theodore Golfinopoulos
Masters Student
John Paul Kurpiewski
John Paul Kurpiewski
Masters Student
Raytheon, MA, USA
Chris Kuryak
Chris Kuryak
Master's Student
Hayley Han Li
Hayley Han Li
Masters Student
Morgan Stanley
Kevin May
Kevin May
Master's Student
Graduate student in group of Alexie Kolpak at MIT

Simcha Singer
Simcha Singer
Masters Student

Visiting Professors

Hubert Gasteiger
Hubert Gasteiger
Visiting Professor, 2009
Professor
Technical University Munich, Germany
Website
Robert F. Savinell
Robert F. Savinell
Visiting Professor
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Website
Dong Ha Kim
Dong Ha Kim
Visiting Scholar 2013
Faculty at Ewha Womans University, Department of Chemistry and Nano Science
Website

Visiting Scientists

Kei Hasegawa
Kei Hasegawa

 

Research Associate
University of Tokyo
Tadashi Kawaguchi
Tadashi Kawaguchi
Visting Scholar
Scott Donne
Scott Donne
Visiting Scientist 2010
Newcastle University, Australia
Website
George Marnellos
George Marnellos
Visiting Scientist
Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Paulo Ferreira
Paulo Ferreira
Visiting Scientist, 2005
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas, Austin TX

Website
Birger Horstmann
Birger Horstmann
Visiting Scholar
Ph.D. Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich
Research: Modeling of electrochemical systems
Kai Wang
Kai Wang
Visiting Scholar
SMART-LEES postdoc, Singapore
Yasuhiro Tsukada
Yasuhiro Tsukada

 

Research Associate

Visiting Students

Milind Gadre
Milind Gadre
Visiting Student

Ph.D. student at U. Wisconsin - Madison with Prof. Dane Morgan

Yuki Orikasa
Yuki Orikasa

 

Visiting Student
Assistant Professor in the Office of Society Acedemia Collaboration for Innovation
Kyoto University, Japan
Yuvraj Birdja
Yuvraj Birdja

 

Visiting Student
Anastasia Permyakova
Anastasia Permyakova

 

Visiting Student
Yoon Hee Jang
Yoon Hee Jang
Visiting Student 2013
Niels Bendtsen Halck
Niels Bendtsen Halck
Visiting Student 2014
Ivana Hasa
Ivana Hasa
Visiting Student 2014
Carole Martin-Hamka
Carole Martin-Hamka
Visiting Student 2014
Roberta Verrelli
Roberta Verrelli
Visiting Student 2014
Philipp Jaeker
Philipp Jäker
Visiting Student 2014

Yang and Pierre discussing science
Yang and Pierre discuss science. BASF uses this picture to advertise the Science Symposium 2015.
Yang and EEL members featured on the BASF Creator Space page

Yang and EEL members outside the Stata Center. BASF uses this picture on its Creator Space page.
Yang and former group member Prof. Yuki Orikasa in Kyoto
Yang and former group member Professor Yuki Orikasa from the group of Professor Uchimoto at Kyoto University at the 55th Japan Battery symposium. Yuki served as the Conference Secretary and received the Battery Research Award from The Committee of Battery Technology, The Electrochemical Society of Japan.
Yang and former group member Dr. Hye Ryung's research in group in Kyoto
Yang and former group member Dr. Hye Ryung's research group from RIKEN at the 55th Japan Battery Symposium in Kyoto. November 2014.
Jin, Kevin, Kelsey and David at ISE 2014
Jin, Kevin, Kelsey and David (left to right) at ISE 2014
Kelsey and Wesley at ALS
Kelsey and Wesley at ALS
David mounting a flow cell arm at ALS
David mounting a flow cell arm at ALS
Congratulations 2012 Graduates Ethan Crumlin, Yi-Chun Lu and Jin Suntivich
Congratulations 2012 Graduates Ethan Crumlin, Yi-Chun Lu and Jin Suntivich
Ethan Crumlin successfully defends his thesis 04/25/2012
Ethan's Defense 04/25/12
EEL Group celebrates Yang's birthday
EEL Group at the beach

Jin Suntivich's photos of Graduation 2012