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Researchers transform an amorphous solid into a new lithium-ion battery material
May 2, 2022
Researchers transform an amorphous solid into a new lithium-ion battery material

Researchers at UC San Diego and Boise State University have developed a new approach to making novel lithium-ion battery materials. The approach transforms a non-crystalline material into a crystalline anode material with exceptional battery properties—by cycling it with lithium.  Full Story


Two Jacobs School Researchers Named AAAS Fellows
January 26, 2022
Two Jacobs School Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Two Jacobs School of Engineering material scientists have been elected as fellows of the American Society for the Advancement of Science, the largest general science organization in the United States and publisher of the journal Science.   Full Story


UC San Diego engineering professors inducted into National Academy of Inventors
December 7, 2021
UC San Diego engineering professors inducted into National Academy of Inventors

Two professors at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering have been named 2021 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Shaochen Chen, professor and chair of nanoengineering, and Tse Nga (Tina) Ng, professor of electrical and computer engineering, were among the 164 fellows announced by the NAI this year who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Full Story


10 Jacobs School faculty among 2021 list of most highly cited researchers in the world
November 30, 2021
10 Jacobs School faculty among 2021 list of most highly cited researchers in the world

Ten professors at the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering are among the world’s most influential researchers in their fields. The professors, Ludmil Alexandrov, Trey Ideker, Rob Knight, Prashant Mali, Ying Shirley Meng, Shyue Ping Ong, Bernhard O. Palsson, Joseph Wang, Sheng Xu and Liangfang Zhang, are amone 51 professors and researchers at UC San Diego named in the prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers in 2021. Full Story


Researchers determine optimum pressure to improve the performance of lithium metal batteries
October 18, 2021
Researchers determine optimum pressure to improve the performance of lithium metal batteries

A team of materials scientists  and chemists has determined the proper stack pressure that lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, need to be subjected to during battery operation in order to produce optimal performance. The team, which includes researchers from the University of California San Diego, Michigan State University, Idaho National Laboratory and the General Motors Research and Development Center, presents their findings in the Oct. 18 issue of Nature Energy.   Full Story