Ying Shirley Meng
Director, Sustainable Power and Energy Center
Zable Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies
Energy storage and conversion materials: nano structured electrodes for advanced rechargeable batteries, dye-sensitized solar cells and thermoelectric conversion; charge ordering, structure stability, processing/structure/property - performance relation in functional ceramics.
Research focuses on the field of energy storage and conversion materials: nano structured electrodes for advanced rechargeable batteries, dye-sensitized solar cells and thermoelectric conversion; charge ordering, structure stability, processing - structure - property - performance relation in functional ceramics and combining first principles computation with high-skilled experiments for rational materials design and optimization for energy applications.
Recent programs include the design, synthesis, processing, and characterization of mixed transition metal oxides as high energy density electrode materials in advanced lithium ion batteries. Of particular interest is the optimization of high energy density Spinel oxides that are low cost, low toxicity and much safer. In situ time-resolved x-ray diffraction and in situ electrochemistry enabled transmission electron microscopy are under intensive development by Professor Meng's Research Group (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion).
Since 2009, Shirley Meng has served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of NanoEngineering. From 2008 to 2009, Meng held an Assistant Professor position in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. From 2007 to 2008, Meng worked as a Research Scientist in Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ph.D., 2005, National University of Singapore, Singapore-MIT Alliance.