Y. Shirley Meng

Shirley MengY. Shirley Meng is the Associate Professor of NanoEngineering at the University California, San Diego. Her cutting-edge work focuses the direct integration of experimental techniques with first principles computation modeling for developing new intercalation compounds for electrochemical energy storage.

Meng received her PhD in Advanced Materials for Micro & Nano Systems from the Singapore-MIT Alliance in 2005. Since then, she has founded the Sustainable Power and Energy Center, which consists of faculty members from interdisciplinary fields that focus on making breakthroughs in energy generation, storage, and the accompanying integration-management systems.

She is also the principle investigator of the research group called Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC). The more recent programs include the design, synthesis, processing, and operando characterization of electrode materials in advanced rechargeable batteries; novel intercalation materials for sodium ion batteries; and advanced flow batteries for grids large scale storage. Meng is the author and co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, one book chapter, and two patents.

Read our interview with Meng, “The Future of Batteries.”