2021/11/08 The SSI Lab members had a fun and thought-provoking evening event over food ordered from KFC (not very healthy, though : )). Qiyang shared his experience as a PhD student in Prof. Bilge Yildiz group at MIT (we also want to congratulate Prof. Yildiz on being elected as an APS fellow!). We also had group discussion on how to make the SSI Lab a better place that everyone wants to work and become productive and successful. We had quite a few good ideas and we will implement some of these ideas in the near future!

2021/10/28 The SSI Lab group members attended the Westlake International Symposium in Engineering (WISE) 2021. We learned a lot from Keynote Presentations given by Prof. Minfang Han (Tsinghua University) and Prof. Xin Guo (Huazhong University of Science and Technology) as well as invited talk by Prof. Donglin Han (Soochow University). The SSI lab members want to thank all the invited speakers, staff and volunteers for making this incredible event happen!

2021/09/18 We successfully organized the 1st “Old bottles” workshop with Prof. Xiao Yang’s group. This workshop series focus on how to bring innovative ideas to “old” industry and technology. Our slogan is “New Wine into Old Bottles” : ) We had four great talks from our group members and we really saw sparks and new ideas during the Q&A session. We hope to hold this workshop series regularly, with invited speakers from outside our institute in the future!

2021/09/10 Happy Teachers’ Day!

2021/08/22 2021 Westlake University New Student Convocation (西湖五期博士开学典礼). We have four new PhD students joining us this year. Wish them the best of luck! Look forward to the fun we are going to have on the journey of exploring the unknowns in the field of solid state ionics!

2021/08/10 We have invited Dr. Huaiyu Meng, the co-founder and CTO of Lightelligence, to give a Engineering Colloquium at Westlake University. Dr. Meng shared the technology and achievements on computing with large scale integrated photonics, and provided another angle outside of academic world. We surely learned a lot!

2021/07/01 Haowen and Yang attended photon science summer school organized by ShanghaiTech University/SSRF. They both won the Outstanding Poster Award with their beautifully crafted posters : ) Congratulations!

2021/06/04 Prof. Donglin Han from Soochow University visited Westlake University and gave a great lecture on proton-conducting oxides. We learned a lot on proton-conducting mechanism, effect of Y/Ce doping on transference number and various synchrotron-based techniques. We also held a mini-symposium along with Prof. Xiao Yang’s group.

2021/03/18 We are delighted to have Prof. Zhaoliang Liao from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) to give a seminar on oxide heterostructures!

2021/02/08 Happy Lunar New Year! Year 2020 has been quite an unusual year for all of us. Hope everyone will have a happy, safe and prosperous Year of the Ox!

2020/12/26 NEW SSI Group Website Online!

2020/12/03 Our new office (2#603) is finally ready. We also purchased more furnaces : )

2020/09/10 Happy Teachers’ Day!

2020/08/23 Westlake University New Student Convocation (西湖四期博士开学典礼)