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A breakthrough in inexpensive, clean, fast-charging batteries
July 3, 2024
A breakthrough in inexpensive, clean, fast-charging batteries

Grayson Deysher, a recent PhD graduate from the UC San Diego Materials Science and Engineering program and advised by Professor Shirley Meng, is the first author on a new paper in Nature Energy that describes creation of the world’s first anode-free sodium solid-state battery. Full Story


Materials Scientist Awarded Schmidt Science Fellowship
April 24, 2024
Materials Scientist Awarded Schmidt Science Fellowship

Wonjun Yim, who earned a PhD in materials science at UC San Diego, is one of 32 researchers selected from the world’s leading science and engineering institutions to receive a 2024 Schmidt Science Fellowship.  Full Story


Ultra-sensitive Lead Detector Could Significantly Improve Water Quality Monitoring
February 5, 2024
Ultra-sensitive Lead Detector Could Significantly Improve Water Quality Monitoring

Engineers at UC San Diego have developed an ultra-sensitive sensor made with graphene that can detect extraordinarily low concentrations of lead ions in water. The device achieves a record limit of detection of lead down to the femtomolar range, which is one million times more sensitive than previous sensing technologies. Full Story