Dr. Guihua Yu Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

7901062390_4a41e4619e_mTMI is proud to announce that MS&E faculty member, Dr. Guihua Yu, has been awarded one of the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships for outstanding US researchers.  The fellowships honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.  Fellows are chosen based on nominations by their fellow scientists and winning fellows are selected by an independent panel of senior scholars based on the candidate’s independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become a leader in his or her field.

Fellows receive $55,000 to further their research.

Dr. Yu’s research considers the chemical and physical properties of materials that can be dramatically improved or radically changed as their sizes approach the nanometer-scale, enabling the building of powerful devices or functional systems. His research group focuses on creative synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials and nanostructures, fundamental studies of the chemical and physical properties of these novel synthesized materials, and further implementation of these rationally designed nanomaterials to address critical scientific and technological challenges in diverse energy-related fields, from energy storage systems including batteries, supercapacitors, to energy conversion systems such as thermoelectrics and fuel cells. The ultimate objective of his research program is to develop next-generation, high-performance nanomaterials-based renewable energy devices through understanding and controlling their electronic, thermal, electrochemical and interface properties.

Find more information about the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships here.

Find more information about Dr. Guihua Yu’s research here.