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2024

Jun. 24 Welcome new graduate students: Jieun Kang and Jaeyoung Yun to our group!

Jun. 2 Congratulations to Dongwon Ka for winning the Best Presentation Award in Gordon Research Seminar - Enegetic Materials! 

Mar. 27 Congratulations to Jihyun Baek for her successful Ph.D. defense titled "Engineering Metal Oxide-based Anode Catalysts for Water Electrolysis"!

Feb. 15 Congratulations to Yuzhe Li for passing the Ph.D. qualifying exam! 

Fed. 2 Welcome a new visiting student: Young Moon Choi to our group!

2023

Oct. 20 Welcome a new rotation student: Matthew Szedlock to our group!

Sep. 22 Congratulations to Jihyun Baek on her appointment as a Siebel Scholar in the field of Energy Science, Class of 2024!

May 17 Congratulations to Dongjae Kong for being selected as a recipient of the second-round Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) award!

May 02 Congratulations to Dongwon Ka for passing the Ph.D. qualifying exam!

Mar. 22 Congratulations to Andy Huynh for his award for the DoD SMART Scholarship! 

Mar. 01 Welcome Dr. Yifan Wang to our group as a postdoctoral researcher!

Jan. 11 Congratulations to Lauren Vallez for her successful Ph.D. defense titled "Component Optimization for Electrochemical Water Oxidation to Hydrogen Peroxide"!

2022

Dec. 9 Congratulations to Rui Ning for her successful Ph.D. defense titled "Silicon Nanowires Device in Energy and Environmental Applications"!

Oct. 26 Congratulations to Dongjae Kong for passing the Ph.D. qualifying exam!

Sep. 27 Welcome a new postdoc: Sung Soon Kim to our group!

Sep. 26 Welcome two new rotation students: Kiran Hamkins and Adam Wallace Potter to our group!

Aug. 16 Our work "Effect of doping TiO2 with Mn for electrocatalytic oxidation in acid and alkaline electrolytes" is highlighted by Energy Advances and a link to their post on Twitter! (Link)

Jul. 7 Our work "Efficient and Stable Acidic Water Oxidation Enabled by Low-Concentration, High-Valence Iridium Sites" is among the most read articles in June of ACS Energy Letters.

Jun. 24 Our work "Efficient and Stable Acidic Water Oxidation Enabled by Low-Concentration, High-Valence Iridium Sites" is highlighted by Nature Catalysis!

May 6 Stanford University launches research initiative on hydrogen as a climate solution.  (Link)

May 4 Our collaboration work "Ultrahigh-Quality Infrared Polaritonic Resonators Based on Bottom-Up-Synthesized van der Waals Nanoribbons" on ACS Nano is being featured online by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory! (Link)

Mar. 2 Congratulations to our group former member Prof. Hong Li (Colin) is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at NTU of Singapore!

Feb. 21 Congratulations to Jihyun Baek for being awarded Chevron Fellowship in Energy!

Jan. 3 Welcome two new rotation students: Dongjae Kong and Yuzhe Li to our group!

2021

Nov. 10 Prof. Xiaolin Zheng is featured by the Stanford Engineering #IAmAnEngineer series. (Link)

Sep. 9 Welcome Andy Huynh joining our group!

Sep. 9 Welcome two new rotation students: Dongwon Ka and Eunyoung Kim to our group!

Aug. 24 Congratulations to Yue Jiang for his successful Ph.D. defense titled "Engineering Metal Fuels for Combustion Applications"!

Aug. 20 Congratulations to Thomas Gill for his successful Ph.D. defense titled "Engineering Electrodes and Electrolytes for Two-electron Water Oxidation to H2O2"!

Aug. 12 Our SURF students Elderson Mercado Rivera and Yahriel Salinas-Reyes have successfully presented their summer research on machine learning under the great mentorship of Dr. Juyoung Leem.

Jul. 11 Farewell to Dr. Xinjian Shi! We wish him great success as an Assistant Professor at Henan University, China.

Jun. 21 Welcome Elderson Mercado Rivera (Mechanical Engineering, the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez) and Yahriel Salina-Reyes (Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University) joining us for the summer through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).

Apr. 27 Congratulations to Jihyun Baek for passing the Ph.D. qualifying exam!

Mar. 1 Congratulations to Dr. Sangwook Park for his new Assistant Professor position at Seoul National University!

2020

Aug. 10 Congratulations to Jihyun Baek for being awarded the Stanford EDGE fellowship!

Jun. 26 Congratulations to our former group member Prof. Lili Cai at UIUC for earning a spot on the highly competitive 2020 MIT Technology Review’s 35 Under 35 list!

Jun. 11 Congratulations to Thomas for winning the prestigious 2020 Centennial TA Award from the School of Engineering!

May 8 Congratulations to Yue Jiang and Rui Ning for passing the Ph.D. qualifying exam!

Mar. 27 Congratulations to Xinjian for successfully defending his thesis work through ZOOM!

Feb. 19 Welcome Dr. Juyoung Leem joining our group as a Tomkat Postdoc Fellow! Dr. Leem obtained her Ph.D. degree from UIUC under the supervision of Prof. SungWoo Nam.

Feb. 1 Dr. Xiaolin Zheng is promoted to Full Professor effective February 1, 2020!

2019

Nov. 18 Congratulations to Sangwook Park for successfully defending his thesis work!

Oct. 23 Congratulations to Lauren Vallez for passing the Ph.D. qualifying exam!

Oct. 1 Welcome Daihong Huh joining our group as a visiting graduate student.

Sep. 21 Welcome Jihyun Baek joining our group as a new graduate student!

Sep. 13 TomKat supports our seed project to develop Techno-Economic Analysis Tools for Water Treatment System in collaboration with Prof. William Tarpeh (Chemical Engineering) and Prof. Juan Santiago (Mechanical Engineering). (Link)!

Jun. 24 Welcome Daniel King (Texas A&M University) and Menelik James (Prairie View A&M University) joining our group for the summer through 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)!

Jun. 12 Congratulations to Sidi Huang for passing his Ph.D. defense!

May 30 Xinjian Shi receives honorable mention from the Link Foundation, Energy Fellowship Program. Congratulations!

May 17 Congratulations to Thomas M. Gill for being selected as a recipient of the second-round Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) award!

Mar. 12 Xiaolin Zheng was interviewed for the Future of Everything Radio Show by Russ Altman. (Link)

Feb. 28 Warm congratulations to our former group member Dr. Pratap Rao for his recent promotion to Associate Professor with tenure at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)!

2018

Sep. 21 Congratulations to Thomas M. Gill for being selected as one of the 2018 GCEP and Precourt Distinguished Student Lecturers!

Aug. 13 Our former member Prof. Chi Hwan Lee at Purdue has pushed "our Peel-and-stick method" to the circuits level. Our joint work is published in PNAS (Link) and highlighted by Nature Electronics (Link)

Aug. 8 Xinjian's Energy and Environmental Science article paper on "Rapid Flame Doping of Co to WS2 for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution" (Link) is featured by Stanford News! (Link)

May 21 Xinjian's Advanced Energy Materials paper on "Light-Driven BiVO4-C Fuel Cell with Simultaneous Production of H2O2" (Link) is featured by Stanford News! (Link)

May 21 Our research is featured in the series of articles on "Mechanical Engineering: Big and Small"! (Link)

May 17 Congratulations to Dr. Lili Cai for securing a tenure-track faculty position at UIUC! Wish you a great career ahead!

Apr. 25 Congratulations to Xinjian for passing the Ph.D. qualifying exam!

Apr. 15 Congratulations to Thomas Mark Gill for winning the prestigious NSF fellowship!

Mar. Xinjian Shi receives the 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Congratulations!

Jan. 1 Congratulations to Dr. Jung Kyu Kim for securing a faculty position at SungKyunKwan University (SKKU)! Way to go, Prof. Kim!

2017

Nov. 30 Dr. Sili Deng and Sidi Huang presented their work on energetic materials in the 2017 MRS Fall meeting.

Nov. 30 Xinjian presented their work on electrochemical production of H2O2 in the 2017 MRS Fall meeting.

Nov. 9 Congratulations to Jiheng Zhao for passing the Ph.D. defense!

Oct. 18 Xiaolin Zheng presented a talk at the Innovators to Watch session for the 2017 GCEP symposium. (Video)

Jun. 5 Zheng group hosted a lab tour for middle school students from the NBA Math Hoops Championship!

May 4 Ben Levy-Wendt and Sangwook Park have passed their Ph.D. qualifying exams. Congratulations!

Apr. 28 Jiheng Zhao presented his work on passivated Si for solar water splitting in the 2017 MRS Spring meeting.

Feb. 24 Dr. Lili Cai receives the 2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Congratulations!

2016

Sep. 13 Xiaolin Zheng has been selected as the 2016 Resonate Award Winner by the Resnick Institute at Caltech. This award recognizes Prof. Zheng for developing new, scalable, and low-cost methods to fabricate materials for clean energy technologies. (link)

Sep. 12 Welcome Dr. Sili Deng to joining our group as a postdoc! We are excited to have her on our team.

Sep. 8 Farewell to our undergraduate intern Yirui Zhang from Tsinghua! She has been an amazing group member in the summer!

Jun. 14 Farewell to Dr. Venkata Parami! We wish Sharat all the best with his new job at Applied Materials!

Jun. 1 Warm congratulations to Jiheng for winning the prestigious Stanford Graduate Fellowship!

Apr. 7 Colin's JACS's paper on HER Kinetics is selected as the ACS Editor's Choice!

Apr. 7 Our collaboration work on conduction in inverse opals with Prof. Goodson is being featured online at nanotechweb.org (Link)!

Apr. 1 Welcome graduate student Ben Louis Levy-Wendt join us as a rotation student.

Mar. 31 Farewell to Dr. Hong (Colin) Li! We wish Colin all the best with his new Assistant Professor position at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore!

Mar. 31 Farewell to Dr. Lili Cai! We wish Lili all the best with her new postdoc position in Prof. Yi Cui's group at MSE, Stanford!

Mar. 1 In Sun's Advanced Energy Material paper gets a cover art treatment!

2015

Nov. 20 Congratulations to Lili Cai on her successful Ph.D. defense!

Nov. 11 Hong Li (Colin)'s paper is published in Nature Materials (Link), (News). Congratulations!

Sep. 18 Welcome Xinjian Shi joining our lab as a new Ph.D. student.

Jun. 19 Hong Li's (Colin) paper is published in Nature Communications (Link), (News). Congratulations!

May 19 Congratulations to Professor Xiaolin Zheng for the 2015 /Nano Letters/ Young Investigator Lectureship Award. (Link)

May 19 Thirty-fifth graders from east Palo alto visited our lab to learn about nano.

Apr. 24 Congratulations to Jiheng Zhao for passing the Ph.D. qualification exam! Way to go!

Apr. 6 Welcome Dr.Venkata Sharat Parimi, Sangwook Park, and Sidi Huang for joining our group!

Mar. 10 Xiaolin Zheng is honored as a David Filo and Jerry Yang Scholar.

2014

Dec. 3 National Geographic releases a cool video on our research on solar energy and our group members in action! (Video)

Oct. 1 Congratulations to Xiaolin Zheng for her promotion to associate professor with tenure!

Sep. 1 Welcome Dr. Hyun Soo (Eric) Han for joining our group as a new postdoc!

May 15 Xiaolin Zheng was named to the 2014 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers. She is one of 14 people being honored and recognized by National Geographic for being a visionary young trailblazer whose innovative ideas are making a difference in the world. (link) (Video)

May 7 Congratulations to Lili Cai for receiving the MRS Graduate Student Travel Award and the Poster Award!

2013

Dec. 6 Xiaolin Zheng has been honored as one of the innovators among the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by the Foreign Policy Magazine (2013). (link)

Dec. 6 Congratulations to Chi Hwan Lee for receiving MRS Graduate Student Silver Award!

Dec. 6 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on Bridging Combustion and Nanotechnology for the Princeton Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Seminar Series.

Oct. 31 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on the solar fuels for the Caltech Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE) Seminar Series.

Oct. 27 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on solar cells during the 2013 ECS Meeting at San Francisco.

Oct. 10 Xiaolin Zheng presented her invention on peel-and-stick solar cell stickers during 2013 MIT EmTech. (Video)

Sep. 20 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on the sol-flame synthesis method for the Berkeley Nano Seminar Series.

Sep. 16 Welcome new graduate student Xiao Wang and visiting scholar Mingjie Zhou joining our group!

Sep. 8 Xiaolin Zheng presented two invited talks on solar fuels and solar cells during the 2013 ACS Fall Meeting.

Aug. 21 Xiaolin Zheng has been honored as a pioneer on the 2013 TR35 Global list by MIT Technology Review! TR35 recognizes a list of 35 exceptionally talented technologists under the age of 35 whose work has great potential to transform the world. (link)

Aug. 5 Congratulations to Yuma Ohkura on his successful Ph.D. defense!

Jul. 1 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the Sungkyun International Solar Forum 2013 (SISF 2013).

Jun. 28 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the World Class University Program at Seoul National University.

Jun. 12 Congratulations to Jeff Weisse on his successful Ph.D. defense!

May 29 Congratulations to Chi Hwan Lee on his successful Ph.D. defense!

May 21 Congratulations to Dr. In Sun Cho for the Honorable mention of his art "Flame-made Nanoforrest" for the Combustion Art Competition in the 8th US National Combustion Meeting!

May 20 Yuma Ohkura and Runlai Luo presented their combustion research at the 8th US National Combustion Meeting!

May 16 Congratulations to Chi Hwan Lee for receiving the TechConnect National Innovation Award in Techconnect World 2013. (link)

May 3 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Material Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angles.

Apr. 22 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk at the 2013 Spring Convention and Expo for the Adhesive and Sealant Council, Atlanta, GA.

Apr. 18 Congratulations to Pratap Rao on his successful Ph.D. defense!

Apr. 3 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in MRS Spring Meeting, Symposium Z on Nanotechnology & Sustainability, San Francisco, USA.

Mar. 29 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut.

Mar. 27 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University.

Mar. 26 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University.

Mar. In Sun's paper is published in Nature Communications (link). Congratulations!

Mar. Yunzhe and In Sun's paper in Nano Letter is selected for the cover art. Congratulations!

Mar. 14 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Materials Science Program at the University of Wisconsin.

Mar. 3 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in International Workshop on Photon Tools for Combustion and Energy Conversion, Argonne National Laboratory.

Feb. Xiaolin Zheng received the 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant Award from 3M.

Feb. 20 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the Micro-Nano Seminar at MIT.

Feb. 19 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University.

Jan. 7 Xiaolin Zheng gave a tutorial on Combustion Synthesis of Nanomaterials for CNEEC. (Video)

2012

Dec. 20 Chi Hwan's paper in Nature Scientific Reports is highlighted by Stanford NewsMIT Technology ReviewForbesMashable (Multimedia), and others. Congratulations!

Dec. 11 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center Seminar Series at the University of California, Berkeley

Dec. 4 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the 19th International Display Workshops at Kyoto in Japan

Nov. 7 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical Engineering at Yale University

Oct. 23 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Oct. 7 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the 2012 ECS Fall Meeting, Symposium E7 on Low-Dimensional Nanoscale Electronic and Photonic Devices in Hawaii, USA

Sep. 25 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Jun. Congratulations to Yunzhe Feng on her successful Ph.D. thesis defense!

May 10 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the 1st International Conference on Advanced Materials, Energy and Environment, Toledo, Ohio

Apr. Yunzhe and In Sun's paper in Nano Letters is highlighted by Stanford News. Congratulations!

Apr. Congratulations to Jeff Weisse for receiving MRS Best Poster Award! [Jeff's interview video]

Apr. Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting for Symposium AA (Inorganic nanowire and nanotubes synthesis, properties and device applications, San Francisco

Mar. 29 Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University

2011

Dec. Congratulations to Pratap Rao for receiving MRS Graduate Student Silver Award!

Oct. Congratulations to Dong Rip Kim on his successful Ph.D. thesis defense!

Jul. Chi Hwan and Dong Rip's paper in Nano Letters is highlighted by Stanford NewsMaterials TodayEE TimeYouTube, and Hankyoreh and Yonhap News in South Korea. Congratulations!

Apr. Congratulations to Dong Rip Kim for receiving MRS Graduate Student Silver Award!

2010

Apr. Congratulations to Yuma Ohkura for receiving the Study Abroad Fellowship from Japan Student Services Organization!

2009

Jul. Professor Zheng received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. [link]

Jul. Congratulations to Pratap Rao for receiving Link Energy Foundation Fellowship!

2008

Jul. Congratulations to Dong Rip Kim for receiving Link Energy Foundation Fellowship!

Apr. Congratulations to Etosha Cave for receiving NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Mar. Professor Zheng receives the DARPA Young Faculty Award.

Mar. Professor Zheng receives the ONR Young Investigator Program.

2007

Oct. 17 "Shining a new light on nanowires" RSC Chemistry World. [download pdf]

Oct. 18 "Photovoltaics made of nanowires could lead to cheaper solar panels" MIT Technology Review. [download pdf]

Oct. 18 "Nanowire silicon solar cell for powering small circuits" IEEE Spectrum. [download pdf]

Oct. 18 "Solar cells thinner than hair strand" Times of India. [download pdf]

Oct. 18 "Nanowire generates its own spark" News in Science. [download pdf]

Oct. 18 "Powering nanoelectronics with light" Agence France-Presse. [download pdf]

Oct. 18 "Super-thin solar cells developed for nanoelectronics" Treehugger.com. [download pdf]

Oct. 18 "Invisible solar nano-cells promise clean energy" ZDNet Australia. [download pdf]

Oct. 17 "Light-harvesting nanowire could drive tiny devices" NewScientistTech. [download pdf]