E2C lab  Electrochemical Energy Conversion Lab @UC Merced
November 2021
  • Ziqi's paper on how a trace amount of ceria incorporation into MOF-derived doped carbon affect bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysis is published in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. [link] Congratulations!

August 2021
  • Angela successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Macedo Andrade!

  • Prof. Byeongchan Lee from Kyung Hee University in Korea joined our group as a visiting professor during his sabbatical year. He will be with us until summer 2022. Welcome!

May - July 2021
  • Min gave invited talks at several Korean universities including Sungkyunkwan Univ., Dankook Univ., Yonsei Univ., Hanyang Univ., KAIST, and SeoulTech.

  • Min gave invited talks at PRESM 2021 (July 2021) and AVS Meeting on Energy Storage (May 2021). Find the presentation for AVS here.

April 2021
  • Simi successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Grewal!

March 2021
  • Angela's paper on MOF-derived catalyst for trifunctional catalysis is published in Dalton Transactions. [link] Congratulations!

September 2020
  • The new XPS system (NEXSA from Thermo Fisher) is now up and running!

July 2020
  • It is great to be informed that the MACES center led to an additional 2-year support in the amount of $1.8M by NASA. Congratulations to the team!

June 2020
  • Simi is awarded the Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations!

May 2020
  • E2C forms an MOU with Prof. Joon Hyung Shim's group at Korea University in anticipation of active collaborations.

  • Josh's paper on angstrom-thick functionalization of decorated SOFC cathodes is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. [link] Congratulations!

  • Simi's paper on a new perspective on the activation of graphene for oxygen electrocatalysis is published inAdvanced Sustainable Systems [link]. This is a nice collaboration with Dr. Michal Bajdich at SLAC. Congratulations! (Cover art by Dr. Jose Antonio Garrido Torres)

February 2020
  • Prof. Byung Joon Choi from Seoul National University of Science & Technology (SeoulTech) joined our E2C lab as a visiting professor for active research collaborations during his sabbatical leave. We anticipate a fruitful collaboration with him. Welcome!

December 2019
  • Min gave an invited presentation at KITECH and Seoultech.

  • Ali successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congrats, Dr. Karimaghaloo!

  • Simi shared her successful graduate experience at a workshop of the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. She also contributed to the Workshop as an organizer. Her talk was in Part III of the Workshop. We are very proud!

  • Simi as a Foundry user was featured during the 2019 MRS Meeting! Check this out here.

October 2019
  • We, the Lee group visited Stanford for discussions and a gathering with the Prinz group. We appreciate the kind invitation of Prof. Prinz.

September 2019
  • Group BBQ party at the lake!

July 2019
  • Min's book chapter entitled "Electrical AFM for the Analysis of Resistive Switching" is now online! Book title: Electrical Atomic Force Microscopy for Nanoelectronics, Springer. link

  • Simi and Angela presented their work on MOF-based bimetallic oxygen electrocatalysts at the ECEE 2019, Glasgow, Scotland. Congrats!

June 2019
  • Min as the lead PI and a team of 8 other faculty members on campus are funded by Department of Defense HBCU/MI Equipment/Instrumentation program to purchase a state-of-the-art X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) system! We greatly appreciate the support.

March 2019
  • We are funded for another exciting new project with KITECH on the development of durable high-temperature fuel cells (SOFC & MCFC) via nanoscale surface engineering!

February 2019
  • Hung-Sen's paper on surface-treatment of LNF-based SOFC cathode is published in J. Electrochem. Soc. Congratulations!

  • Our review paper on the ALD treatment of SOFCs is now published in IJPEM-GT!

January 2019
  • Simi passed her qualifying exam and became a PhD candidate. Congrats!

  • We just started an exciting funded collaboration with Prof. Dahyun Oh and Prof. John Lee at SJSU on interface-engineered flexible batteries!

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