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Working Toward a World with Clean Energy

After completing his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at the University of Iowa, Pengyang Xiang, who is an MS in Energy Systems student graduating in 2021, felt limited by the programs offered by most universities on the graduate level in his area of interest. He wanted to specialize in the energy field with a master’s […]

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Creating Fire Retardant Insulation from Sustainable Resources

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli “Julie” Zhu was awarded a patent for “Fire-retardant nanocellulose aerogels, and methods of preparation and uses thereof”.

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Better Disposable Coffee Cups

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Julie Zhu was featured in the Economist article “Better Disposable Coffee Cups” for her research in replacing plastics with biodegradable products

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A Better Alternative to One-Time Use Plastics

To reduce the need for one-time use plastics, MIE Assistant Professor Hongli “Julie” Zhu is using sugarcane and bamboo fibers to create biodegradable food containers.

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Creating Energy Storage at Large Scales

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu was awarded a patent for “Lignin-based electrolytes and flow battery cells and systems”.

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Improving the Efficiency of Vanadium Flow Batteries Using Cellulose

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu is using cellulose from wood to store renewable energy in batteries.

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Zhu Awarded $1M DOE Grant to Work on Printing Batteries

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli (Julie) Zhu was awarded a $1M grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to work on Enabling Advanced Electrode Architecture through Printing Technique.

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Zhu Featured on Cover of Advanced Materials

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu lab’s research on “Solid‐State Batteries: Sulfide‐Based Solid‐State Electrolytes: Synthesis, Stability, and Potential for All‐Solid‐State Batteries” is featured on the inside front cover of Advanced Materials.

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Zhu Featured on Cover of Advanced Functional Materials

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu lab’s research on “Aqueous Flow Batteries: Mass Transfer and Reaction Kinetic Enhanced Electrode for High‐Performance Aqueous Flow Batteries” featured on the inside front cover of Advanced Functional Materials.

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Zhu Awarded NSF EAGER Grant in Collaboration with Penn State University

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu awarded an NSF Eager grant to work on “fully water-soluble bioelectronics with skin-conforming galactomannan” in collaboration with Penn State University.

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Rogers Corporation Grant to Explore Hybrid Solid State Electrolyte

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu awarded $180K from the Rogers Corporation for “Advanced Electrolytes to Enable High Energy High Power Li-ion Batteries”.

NSF Award to Improve Domestic Energy Security with Solid-State Batteries

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu and ChE Assistant Professor Joshua Gallaway were awarded a $480K NSF grant for “Engineering the Metal Sulfide Interface in All Solid-State Batteries through Operando Study”.

NSF Award for Roll-to-Roll Printing of Multi-layer Flexible Substrate Electronics

MIE Assistant Professors Xiaoning “Sarah” Jin and Hongli Zhu were awarded a $544K NSF grant for “Manufacturing USA: Precision Alignment of Roll-to-Roll Printing of Flexible Paper Electronics Through Modeling and Virtual Sensor-based Control.”

FY20 TIER 1 Award Recipients

25 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY20 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different projects representing up to $900K dollars of investment in research.

Ultrastable 2D Metallic and Ion Transport Nanotube Highlighted as Cover Paper in Advanced Energy Materials

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu’s research on “Lithium‐Ion Batteries: Ion Transport Nanotube Assembled with Vertically Aligned Metallic MoS2 for High Rate Lithium‐Ion Batteries” was featured on the inside back cover of Advanced Energy Materials.

Zhu on Cover of Advanced Functional Materials

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu’s research on “Batteries: Freestanding Metallic 1T MoS2 with Dual Ion Diffusion Paths as High Rate Anode for Sodium-Ion Batteries” was featured on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials.

Zhu's Research Featured on Inside Cover of Nanoscale

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu’s research on “Ultralight, highly thermally insulating and fire resistant aerogel by encapsulating cellulose nanofibers with two-dimensional MoS2” was featured on the inside cover of the Nanoscale journal.

Young Scholar Program Provides Experience-Based Learning for Future Scientists and Engineers

The Center for STEM Education kicked off its 2017 Young Scholars Program on June 26, 2017, with 26 budding scientists and engineers from high schools at a variety of cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.

Prof. Zhu’s paper published in Chemical Reviews (Impact factor 37.3)

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu‘s research on Wood-Derived Materials for Green Electronics, Biological Devices, and Energy Applications was published in the Chemical Reviews journal. This comprehensive review of wood-derived biomaterials covers three highly topical application: biological devices, paper electronics, and clean energy. The relationship between material structure, properties and applications were well discussed. Related News This Could […]

FY17 TIER 1 Award Recipients

23 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY17 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing over $600K dollars of investment in research.

Hongli Zhu Gives Invited Talk at MRS Conference

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu gave an invited talk at the Annual Materials Research Society (MRS) Conference in Boston on Flexible Electronics based on Multiscale Natural Fibers.

New Faculty Spotlight: Hongli (Julie) Zhu

Hongli (Julie) Zhu joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in Fall 2015 as an Assistant Professor.