Congratulations to Jiaxin on Jo on their SEAS Outstanding Academic and Outstanding Research Awards
Pictures from TMS 2023 in San Diego
Postdoctoral Position Available
We have an opening for a postdoctoral position to work in a team with multiple collaborators (from Penn, Brown, Drexel, UMass, Slac National Laboratory) on a NSF-funded project. The ideal applicant should be familiar with (sodium-ion) battery electrochemistry, synthesis and testing of (sodium-ion) battery cathodes, coin cell and pouch cell battery assembly and testing, etc. Contact the PI for more information.
Congratulations to Alexander K. Ng and Hyeongjun, recipients of the 2023 MSE Intel Award.
The Intel Graduate Fellowship Award is given to fourth-year PhD students in recognizing their scholarly productivity and scientific leadership.
Welcome to our new undergraduate research assistants Chiara and Julia.
Congratulations to Mayson on her successful master’s thesis presentation!
Congratulations to Timothy Lee et al. on their new article entitled “Ultrafine Nanoporous Aluminum by Electrolytic Dealloying of Aluminum-Magnesium Alloys in Glyme-Based Electrolytes with Recovery of Sacrificial Magnesium ” accepted for publication in Scripta Materilia!
Timothy Lee is PhD
Congratulations to Tim on his successful PhD defense!
Congratulations to Jintao Fu et al. on their review article entitled “Dealloyed Air- and Water-Sensitive Nanoporous Metals and Metalloids for Emerging Energy Applications” accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials!
Samuel Welborn is PhD
Congratulations to Sam on his successful PhD defense!
2022 MRS Spring Meeting in Hawaii
Our group attended the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Here are some pictures.
Congratulations to Eric on his promotion to Associate Professor in Materials Science & Engineering.
Congratulations to Yewei Huang on her SEAS Outstanding Research Award!
Lin Wang is the recipient of the 2022 Geoffrey Belton Graduate Fellowship Award for her significant contribution to the field of “self-healing” battery anodes. The Geoffrey Belton Graduate Fellowship Award is given to an MSE PhD student in her/his 3rd year of study who has made superior and significant contributions to her/his field of PhD study. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Dr. John Corsi on his two new papers entitled “Impact of the Gibbs-Thomson Effect on the Lithium Solubility in Silver Used as Alloy Lithium-Ion Battery Anode ” accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials, and “Sacrificial Silver Recovery during Nanoporous Gold Formation by Electrolytic Dealloying of Gold-Silver Alloy” accepted for publication in The Journal of The Electrochemical Society!
John Corsi is PhD
Congratulations to John on his successful PhD defense!
Sam moved to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University to work for a year on operando X-ray characterization of 3D nanoporous Li-ion battery composite electrodes with the support of a DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) fellowship.
Congratulations to Tim on his new paper entitled “ Air Stable Nanoporous Aluminum/Lithium Borohydride Fuel Pellets for Onboard Hydrogen Generation by Hydrolysis with Pure Water ” accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials !
NSF Future Manufacturing Research Grant
Our lab has received a 2021 NSF Future Manufacturing Research Grant (Eric Lead PI). We will work together with Drexel, UMass, Brown, SLAC National Laboratory and Xerion Advanced Battery Corp on the development of scalable 3D sodium-ion batteries.
Congratulations to Alex on his first 1st. author paper entitled “Time-dependent power law function for the post-dealloying chemical coarsening of nanoporous gold derived using small-angle X-ray scattering” accepted for publication in Scripta Materialia !
Congratulations to Sam Welborn et al. on their paper on “Effects of Side Reactions on the Kinetics of Nanoporous Gold Formation Revealed by Real-Time X-ray Scattering during Electrolytic Dealloying” accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry A !
Congratulations to Yihui on her PhD qualifying exam, passed with distinction!
Congratulations to Sam on his DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. Sam will be moving to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford.
Congratulations to John Corsi et al. on their paper on “Insights into the Degradation Mechanism of Nanoporous Alloy-Type Li-Ion Battery Anodes” accepted for publication in ACS Energy Letters !
Congratulations to Sam Welborn et al. on their paper on “Chelation-Mediated Synthesis of Nanoporous Gold at Near-Neutral pH and Room Temperature by Free Corrosion Dealloying of Gold-Copper Alloy Driven by Oxygen Reduction” accepted for publication in Scripta Materialia !
Congratulations to Eric on The S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award for his efforts in mentoring and guiding Penn Engineering undergraduate students.
Congratulations to Sam Welborn et al. on their paper on “Using X-ray Scattering to Elucidate the Microstructural Instability of 3D Bicontinuous Nanoporous Metal Scaffolds for Use in Aperiodic 3D Tricontinuous Conductor-Insulator-Conductor Nanocapacitor” published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces !
Congratulations to Jintao Fu et al. on their paper on “Eco-Friendly Synthesis of Nanoporous Magnesium by Air-Free Electrolytic Dealloying with Recovery of Sacrificial Element for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications” published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.!
Our lab has been awarded a NSF CAREER grant. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Manni Li et al. on their paper on “Impact of Hierarchical Nanoporous Architectures on Sodium Storage in Antimony-Based Sodium-Ion Battery Anodes” published in ACS Applied Energy Materials.
Congratulations to Rishubh Palaniappan and Akshat Jain on their Masters Scholar Awards!
Congratulations to Angela Kumira and Randy Chen on their Jumpstart for Juniors awards
Tim Lee is the recipient of the 2020 Geoffrey Belton Graduate Fellowship Award. The Geoffrey Belton Graduate Fellowship Award is given to an MSE PhD student in their 3rd year of study who has made superior and significant contributions to their field of PhD study. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Tim Lee et al. on their paper on “Activated alumina as value-added byproduct from the hydrolysis of hierarchical nanoporous aluminum with pure water to generate hydrogen fuel” published in Renewable Energy.
Some pictures of the MetFoam 2019 conference in Michigan, during which the graduate students Sam and John gave oral talks.
Some pictures from the 2019 AAAFM conference in LA, during which the graduate students Sam, John, Jintao and Lin gave oral talks.
Congratulations to Sam Welborn on his Graduate Fellowship awarded by the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology (VIEST).
Congrats to Olivia, Christina and Narelli (the Buble Stix Team) on winning the 3rd Prize of the 2019 SEAS Senior Design Projects Competition. Project Title: On-Demand Hydrogen Production System
Congrats to Tim Lee on his NSF GRFP Award!
Congrats to our former labmate Grant Shao on his new job as Lab Operations Engineer at the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities.
Picture from TMS in San Antonio, Texas
A novel ultrafine and oxide-free nanoporous aluminum developped by John Corsi et al. may play a key role in large-scale sustainable hydrogen production by Hydropore, a Penn startup.
Welcome to Martijn van der Pluijm, visiting student from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Third International Symposium on Nanoporous Materials by Alloy Corrosion
Philadelphia will be hosting the 3rd International Symposium on Nanoporous Materials by Alloy Corrosion on February 24-28, 2019
Organizers: Joshua Snyder (Drexel University), Ian McCue (Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab), Haijun Jin (Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences). Conference Website: http://www.chemeng.drexel.edu/snyderlab/symposium/index.html
Congratulations to accepted for publication in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society et al. on their manuscript
Congratulations to Jinta Fu et al. on their manuscript accepted for publication in JOM, The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Congratulations to Manni Li et al. on their manuscript accepted for publication in Scripta Materialia.
Some Pictures MRS Fall Meeting
MRS Fall Meeting
Congratulations to Heng Wei on his Masters Scholar Award!
Welcome to our new master student researcher: Heng Wei!
Congratulations to Hooman Yaghoobnejad Asl et al on their manuscript accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials.