Dr. Qiyang Lu (陆启阳)
Assistant Professor, PI
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018)
BS Tsinghua University (2012)
Dr. Qiyang Lu was born and raised in Huai’an, Jiangsu, China. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University (2012) and his PhD degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, 2018), both in Materials Science and Engineering. His PhD work was awarded best PhD thesis award from MIT. He did his postdoctoral study at Stanford University with a joint fellowship at Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received several prestigious awards, including Graduate Student Gold Award from Materials Research Society and Ross Coffin Purdy award from American Ceramic Society.
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Yunyun Zhu (朱云云)
BS Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (2013)
Yunyun Zhu is from Nantong city of Jiangsu province. She obtained her bachelor degree of mechatronic engineering from Jiangsu University of Science and Technology in 2013. She has worked in manufacturing industries for more than seven years. In April 2021, she joined the Solid State Ionics Lab as an administrative assistant.
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Dr. Ying Lu (陆颖)
Research Scientist (助理研究员)
PhD Shanghai Institute Of Ceramics, CAS (2018)
BE&ME South China University of Technology (2011, 2014)
Dr. Ying Lu was born and raised in Anhui, China. She received her bachelor and master degree from South China University of Technology, and her PhD degree from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences on structural ceramics. After that She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Shenzhen University on solid oxide cells. After working as a postdoctoral scholar in the SSI lab for two years, she is continuing her research on solid oxide cells and perovskite ceramics as a research scientist.
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Dr. Jingle Wang (王璟乐)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PhD, ME & BE China University of Mining & Technology-Beijing (2021, 2017, 2015)
Jingle was born and raised in Zhuhai, Guangdong. He received his BE, ME and PhD of Chemical Engineering at China University of Mining & Technology-Beijing, and was awarded National Scholarship and Board Scholarship. His PhD Thesis focuses on solid oxide cells. He was a visting student at Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien, Prof. Juergen Fleig’s group) during 2019, and studied thin film model electrodes to elucidate ORR mechanism at elevated temperature. He joined the SSI Lab at Westlake University in July 2021 as a postdoctoral scholar, focusing on defect chemistry of mixed protonic and electronic conductors and its applications in carbon dioxide hydrogenation and utilization.
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Haowen Chen (陈浩文)
MS Boston University (2018)
BS Harbin Institute of Technology (2016)
Haowen Chen received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Harbin Institute of Technology 2016 majoring in Heat, Ventilation and Air Condition. In 2018, he graduated from Boston University majoring in Mechanical Engineering. His previous research was experimental investigation of liquid evaporation at nanoscale. With huge passion in phase transition, he joined Solid State Ionic Lab in September 2020. As a PhD student, now he focuses on tuning the physical properties of strongly correlated materials by using oxygen and proton defect via electrochemical method. In the future, he wishes to extend his research to applications including energy harvesting and neuromorphic computing.
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Yang Hu (胡杨)
MS University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (2020)
BS Chengdu University of Technology (2017)
Yang Hu was born and raised in Yichang, Hubei, China. He received his bachelor’s degree from Chengdu University of Technology (2017) and his master degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (2020), both in Materials Science and Engineering. From July 2020, he joined the Solid State Ionics Lab as a research associate. He will officially join Westlake as a PhD student in Fall 2021.
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Yiwei Huang (黄祎炜)
BS Zhejiang Univeristy (2021)
Yiwei Huang was born and raised in Wen’zhou, Zhejiang, China. He received his Bachelor degree from Zhejiang University (expected in July 2021). He spent half a year at National Tsinghua University as an exchange student. From May 2021, he joined the Solid State Ionics Lab. In the future, his research will focus on neuromorphic computing.
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Kaichuang Yang (杨开创)
MS China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing (2021)
BS China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing (2019)
Kaichuang Yang was born and raised in Lianyungang, Jiangsu, China. He received his BS and MS from China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing. Since 2021, he has joined Solid State Ionic Lab as a PhD student. His current research focuses on the phase transitions of oxide at high temperature and the applications in solid oxide cells, electrocatalysis, and energy storage materials.
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Luhan Wei (魏路焓)
BS Northeastern Univeristy (2021)
Luhan Wei was born and raised in Zhang’zhou, Fujian, China. He received his Bachelor degree from Northeastern University in Functional Materials (expected in July 2021). His previous research focused on first-principle study and performance modulation of transition metal/Graphene composite electrocatalysts. From July 2021, he will join the Solid State Ionics Lab as a PhD student, his future research will focus on the mechanistic understanding of oxygen evolution reaction (OER) by using various in situ/operando characterization tools.
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Jieping Zheng (郑杰平)
BS Zhejiang University (2022)
Jieping Zheng was born and raised in Quzhou, Zhejiang, China. He is expected to receive his bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang University in Material Science and Engineering. He is interested in solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) and mechanical problems in solid oxide cells.
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Song Mao (毛松)
PhD Student (co-advised with Prof. Xiao Yang)
BS & MS Central South University (2019, 2022)
Song Mao was born and raised in Suzhou, Anhui Province. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Central South University in 2019 and 2022, respectively, both in Metallurgical Engineering. He joined Solid State Ionic Lab in August 2022. As a PhD student, now he focuses on molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) and related oxygen evolution reaction (OER) on an inert anode. In the future, he wishes to reduce metal oxides with electrons, rather than with carbon or coke.
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Zihan Xu (徐子涵)
BS North China Electric Power University (2022)
Zihan Xu was born and raised in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. She is expected to receive her bachelor’s degree from North China Electric Power University in New Energy Materials and Devices. She worked as a visiting student in the SSI lab until Summer 2022. Currently Zihan is working as a research assistant in the SSI lab.
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Yuanqing Yun (恽元青)
BS Fudan University (2023 Expected)
Yuanqing Yun is from Shanghai, China. She is expected to receive her bachelor’s degree from Fudan University in Chemistry. She worked as a visiting student during summer 2022. She explored using machine-learning-assisted approaches to predict long-term degradation in SOFCs as well as operando techniques used for understanding electrocatalysis.
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Haodong Wu (武浩东)
Past Visiting Student
BS University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (2022)
BS University of Glasgow (2022)
Haodong Wu was born and raised in Handan, Hebei, China. He is expected to receive his bachelor’s degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (2022) and University of Glasgow (2022), both in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He worked as a visiting student in the Solid State Ionics Lab during Summer 2021. He is currently pursing his PhD degree at University of St. Andrews in Prof. John Irvine’s group.
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Peng Tang, Research Assistant, 2020.8-2021.2
Kaiyuan Fan, Visiting Student, 2021.7-2021.8