Yuan Yang

Principal Investigator

We explore novel materials and devices for advanced energy storage, such as solid state batteries, flexible batteries, and safe liquid electrolytes. Our group studies both fundamental structure-property correlations in energy storage, and develops new materials and devices for high-performance, low-cost, safe batteries. Our studies in the battery field have also impacted other disciplines by generating unexpected results. For example, porous P(VdF-HFP), a widely used polymer for preparing gel electrolyte, produce paint that actively cools buildings by reflecting sunlight for green urban building applications.

Research areas at CEEC: Batteries for electric vehicles, grid-level storage, clean urban building