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DOE awards UC San Diego nanoengineers $1.25M to improve batteries for EVs
September 27, 2021
DOE awards UC San Diego nanoengineers $1.25M to improve batteries for EVs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $1.25 million to nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego to improve the electrolytes that carry ions in lithium-sulfur batteries. The researchers will partner with General Motors and Ampcera Inc, a solid-state battery materials and technology company.    Full Story


A new solid-state battery surprises the researchers who created it
September 23, 2021
A new solid-state battery surprises the researchers who created it

Engineers created a new type of battery that weaves two promising battery sub-fields into a single battery. The battery uses both a solid state electrolyte and an all-silicon anode, making it a silicon all-solid-state battery. The initial rounds of tests show that the new battery is safe, long lasting, and energy dense. It holds promise for a wide range of applications from grid storage to electric vehicles.    Full Story


UC San Diego nanoengineers receive $2.7M NSF grant to make battery manufacturing waste-free
September 1, 2021
UC San Diego nanoengineers receive $2.7M NSF grant to make battery manufacturing waste-free

A team led by nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an eco-friendly and low-cost manufacturing process for sodium all-solid-state batteries. The process will be used to create large-scale energy storage systems—for buildings, electric grids, and wind and solar farms—that are more efficient, affordable and safe. Full Story


Jacobs School welcomes 27 new faculty
August 27, 2021
Jacobs School welcomes 27 new faculty

Welcoming the 27 new faculty who joined the Jacobs School of Engineering in the past two years.   Full Story


Lipomi named new Faculty Director of IDEA Engineering Student Center
August 2, 2021
Lipomi named new Faculty Director of IDEA Engineering Student Center

NanoEngineering Professor Darren Lipomi has been named the new Faculty Director of the IDEA Engineering Student Center at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Full Story