Yirui Zhang Receives 2023 Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award Sponsored by BioLogic

The ECS Energy Technology Division recognized Yirui Zhang of Stanford University as the winner of the 2023 Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award Sponsored by BioLogic at the 243rd ECS Meeting in Boston, MA. She presented her award talk, “Probing and Engineering Electrode-Electrolyte Interfaces in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion” on May 30, 2023.

ECS Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award Sponsored by BioLogic

The Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award Sponsored by BioLogic was established in 2012 to recognize and reward promising young engineers and scientists in fields pertaining to this division. The award is intended to encourage recipients to initiate or continue careers in this field. The winner receives a framed award certificate, USD $1,000 prize, and complimentary meeting registration. The recipient presents a lecture in an ETD division-sponsored symposium at the Society meeting where the award is presented.

Yirui Zhang

Yirui Zhang is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Dionne Lab at Stanford University. In 2022, she completed her PhD with Prof. Yang Shao-Horn in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her thesis focused on electrochemical energy storage and conversion, including Li-ion batteries and electrocatalysis. Dr. Zhang developed in situ characterizations to probe the electrode-electrolyte interface and understand interfacial molecular structures and electrochemical reactions. She leveraged the physical chemistry of liquid electrolytes and tuned the molecular structure at the outer Helmholtz layer to notably improve the stability and kinetics of electrochemical reactions. Her work has been published in Energy & Environmental Science, Nature Catalysis, and other publications. She earned her BS from Tsinghua University, also in Mechanical Engineering.

2024 Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award Sponsored by BioLogic

Award nominations are accepted through September 1, 2023. Visit the award page for the full award description and nominate a deserving graduate student today!

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