ECS San Francisco Section Young Investigator Lecture Series

Ten speakers on November 19, 2021

The ECS San Francisco Section presents the inaugural Young Investigator Lectures Series. The COVID-19 pandemic has impaired travel and in-person conferences, negatively impacting early career researchers in the scientific field. The section’s series creates opportunities for senior graduate students and postdocs to highlight their research in virtual short lectures.

The inaugural series showcases 10 speakers from California universities. The ECS San Francisco Section organized the lecture series. Speakers are selected by the Young Investigator Lecture Nomination and Selection Committee.

ECS San Francisco Section Young Investigator Lecture Series

DATE: Friday, November 19, 2021

TIME: 0900-1200h PST 

PRICE: The webinar is free and open to the public; ECS membership is not required.

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Lecture sequence based on the reverse alphabetical order of the speakers’ last names. 

  1. 0900-0915h – Suppressing Electrochemical Instabilities of Li Metal with a Polymeric Interface 
    By Rachel Zhuojun Huang, Stanford University, Advisors: Prof. Yi Cui and Prof. Zhenan Bao 
  2. 0915-0930h – Developing Titanium-based Anode Materials for Sodium-ion Batteries 
    By Dr. Wei Yin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Postdoctoral Advisor: Dr. Marca Doeff

  3. 0930-0945h – Designing Membrane-Electrode-Assemblies For Optimal CO2 Reduction 
    By Oyinkansola Romiluyi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, Advisors: Dr. Adam Weber, Dr. Nemanja Danilovic, and Prof. Alexis Bell

  4. 0945-1000h – Prototypical Study of Double-Layered Cathodes for Aqueous Rechargeable Static Zn-I2 Batteries 
    By Dun Li, University of California, Santa Cruz, Advisor: Prof. Yat Li

  5. 1000-1015h – Dynamic Behaviors of “dead Li” in Batteries 
    By Dr. Fang Liu, Stanford University, Postdoctoral Advisor: Prof. Yi Cui 

  6. 1015-1030h – Cryogenic Electron Microscopy for Battery Materials 
    By Dr. Yanbin Li, Stanford University, Advisor: Prof. Yi Cui

  7. 1030-1045h – The Onsager Framework for Transport Phenomena in Electrolyte Solutions 
    By Kara Danielle Fong, University of California, Berkeley, Advisors: Prof. Bryan McCloskey and Prof. Kristin Persson

  8. 1045-1100h – Coupled Ion-Electron Transfer Kinetics in Ion Intercalation Materials 
    By Dr. Dimitrios Fraggedakis, University of California, Berkeley, Postdoctoral Advisor: Prof. Bryan McCloskey; MIT, PhD Advisor: Prof. Martin Z. Bazant

  9. 1100-1115h – Nonflammable, Pseudosolid Electrolytes for Energy-dense, Sodium-metal Batteries 
    By Dr. Ryan DeBlock, University of California, Los Angeles, PhD Advisor: Prof. Bruce Dunn

  10. 1115-1130h – Quantifying Lithium Loss in Amorphous Silicon Thin-film Anodes via Titration-gas Chromatography 
    By Dr. Wurigumula Bao, University of California, San Diego, Postdoctoral Advisor: Prof. Y. Shirley Meng

1130-12:00h  Questions and Discussion 

1200h  Adjourned 


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