Under the supervision of Professor Mullins and Professor Heller, Yong-Mao’s research at UT Austin focuses on the synthesis, electrochemical characterization and engineering of advanced anode materials for Li-ion batteries. His recent work shows that one of the most promising anode materials, Si, when matched with the right electrolyte solvent, can be made to perform at high charge/discharge rates without having to resort to complex synthesis methods that cannot be used industrially.
His research goal is to identify and characterize materials for the storage of lithium ions which are capable of achieving higher capacity, longer cycle life and better safety.
Yong-Mao feels it is a great honor to be awarded this fellowship because he can spend more time focusing on the research that he is interested in.
Chemical Engineering (Doctoral)
B.S.E. and M.S. National Taiwan University, Taipei
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