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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Open Positions

Open Positions

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

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!