Interfaces in Energy Devices

Interfaces in Energy Devices

We investigate critical interfaces in solid batteries and solar cells. We correlate device functionality with materials structures. We perform analytical measurements during device operation.

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Searching for Self-motivated Individuals

Searching for Self-motivated Individuals

We are actively searching for self-motivated individuals to join the team. For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Sang directly.

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Reasons to Join Chemistry @ UofA

Reasons to Join Chemistry @ UofA

- Diverse/interdisciplinary research directions
- Excellent research support
- Ample professional training opportunities
- Watching aurora and wildlife from your backyard
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Group News

Sept 15, 2021, Runqi Wu joined the group, Welcome!

Aug 14, 2021, Lingzi gave a talk at the IUPAC CCCE 2021.

Sept 20, 2021, Nicholas Kissoon presented his research at the Research Symposium of the Future Energy Systems

May 27, 2021, Jennifer received Robert Swindlehurst Graduate Book Prize in Chemistry. Congratulations!

March 30, 2021 Our paper “Characterizations of Dynamic Interfaces in All-solid Lithium Batteries” was accepted for publication in Journal of Power Sources. (LINK)

Feb. 22, 2021 Our CFI-funded project on Interfaces in Energy Devices received the match fund from Alberta Jobs, Economy and Innovation. Let’s kick start the new LACIE facility!

Feb. 28, 2021, Xiang You Joined the group. Welcome!

Jan. 15, 2021 Our paper “In Situ Strain Measurement in Solid-State Li-Ion Battery Electrodes” was published in J. Electrochem. Soc. (LINK)

Dec. 2, 2020, Our collaborative project with Dr. Michael Fleischauer (NRC Nano) on hybrid electrolytes for high energy lithium-ion batteries received the Ideation Fund sponsored by the National Research Council. Congratulations!

Sept 1, 2020, Justin Mah and Geng Xie were admitted to the Chemistry graduate program, Welcome!

June 23, 2020, Our project on Interfaces in Energy Devices received the John R. Evans Leaders Fund sponsored by the Canada Foundation and Innovation. (LINK) This fund will support the Laboratory for Advanced Characterization of, Interfaces in Energy Devices (LACIE), a new, comprehensive facility with the capacity to fully characterize the fundamental physico-chemical nature of interfaces in energy storage and conversion devices!

June 12, 2020, Justin received Dr. R. Norman and Magda Kemeny Jones Summer Studentship. Congratulations! 

Jan 20, 2020, Fuwei received the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship! Congratulations!

Jan 13, 2020, We are officially a part of the Future Energy System!

Dec. 15, 2019, Lingzi gave a departmental seminar on Interfaces in Energy Devices at Chemistry, University of Manitoba.

Nov. 1, 2019, Our paper “Rapid access to (cycloalkyl)tellurophene oligomer mixtures and the first poly(3-aryltellurophene)” was accepted to Chem. Comm! [LINK]

Oct. 15 2019, Nicholas Kissoon joined the Sang Group. Welcome!

Sept. 15 2019, Fuwei Wen joined the Sang Group. Welcome!

Aug. 1 2019,  Jennifer Wu joined the Sang Group. Welcome!

May 6th 2019 Rochish Manda Joins the group. Welcome, Rochish! Rochish comes to us from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and will be working as a UARE summer student with the Sang group.

May 3, 2019 Chengchao Zhang joins the group. Welcome!

April 26, 2019 Lingzi is giving an invited talk at the 22nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems on Green Chemistry.

April 12, 2019 Justin and Kristen presented their Chem 401 research posters! Click HERE to see their excitements.

April 9, 2019 Our paper “Reversible Conversion Reactions and Small First Cycle Irreversible Capacity Loss in Metal Sulfide-Based Electrodes Enabled by Solid Electrolytes” was just accepted to the Adv. Funct. Mater. Solid-state electrolyte enhances the capacity retention of a conversion cathode! LINK

March 29, 2019 Geng Xie joins the group. Welcome!

March 14, 2019 Ziyi Pi is selected as the ISWEP recipient. Congratulations!!

Feb. 27, 2019 Justin Mah is awarded the NSERC-USRA award. Congratulations!!

Feb. 25, 2019 Welcome Ziyi Pi to the group!

Nov. 30, 2018 Lingzi is giving a talk at MRS fall meeting on the interfacial protection layers for All-solid Lithium-ion Batteries

Dec. 26, 2018 Welcome Kristen Rosagaran to the group! Kristen will work with Justin on interlayers for all-solid-state batteries.

Dec. 1, 2018 Our paper “Understanding the Effect of Interlayers at the Thiophosphate Solid Electrolyte/Lithium Interface for All-solid-State Li Batteries” was accepted to Chem. Mater.! Need a voltage drop across the interfacial protection layer to prevent solid electrolyte decomposition! LINK

Nov. 1, 2018 Sang group welcome Justin Mah, the first undergraduate member of the group! Justin will get a head start on exploring interfacial protection layers for all-solid-state batteries.

Sep 26, 2018 Lingzi is giving an invited talk at the CIC local session on Critical Interfaces of Energy Devices.

Sep 25, 2018 Lingzi is giving an invited talk at MacEwan University on Critical Interfaces of Energy Devices.

Sep 17, 2018 Our paper “High Energy Density CNT/NaI Composite Cathodes for Sodium-Ion Batteries” was accepted to Adv. Mater. Interfaces! The capacity retention of a new conversation cathode NaI for Na-ion battery is enabled by a free-standing CNT substrate, which functions to suppress the shuttling effect. LINK

Sep 1, 2018 Sang group is coming to UofA. Stop by and chat with Lingzi!