The Battery Division Student Research Award (see all of the winners) was established in 1979 to recognize promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical power sources with the intention to encourage recipients to initiate or continue careers in the field. With the generous sponsorship of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development, the Battery Division is now able to provide two deserving students with an annual prize of $1,000 each and travel support to attend the ECS biannual meeting at which their achievements are recognized. ECS extends many thanks to Mercedes-Benz Research & Development for its support.
Fudong Han began his academic career at Shandong University in China where he obtained his BS degree (2009) and MS degree (2012) in Materials Science and Engineering. During this time, he had been working on synthesizing and characterizing carbon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries.
Han started his PhD in 2012 under the supervision of Chunsheng Wang at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Maryland College Park. His PhD work focuses on the development of safe, high-performance all-solid-state batteries through understanding and addressing the key challenges in electrodes, solid electrolyte and their interfaces. As one of Han’s main findings, he shows the electrochemical stability windows of solid electrolytes are overestimated from the conventional measurement, and the decompositions of solid electrolytes occur and need to be seriously considered when developing high-performance all-solid-state batteries.
Han has published 49 peer-reviewed papers and co-authored two U.S. patents and is a recipient of Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award.
Next month at AiMES 2018, Han will deliver the Battery Division Student Research Award sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development award talk entitled Revisiting the Electrochemical Stability Window of Solid Electrolytes.
The Battery Division Student Research Award sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development is part of the ECS Honors & Awards Program which has recognized scientists in our multi-disciplinary communities for decades.