OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
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Our mission: We aim to understand and design basic chemistry for innovative redox or capacitive electrode materials in future batteries and capacitors.

 

Looking for graduate students who are passionate in energy and materials chemistry.

 

NEWS

  • Sep. 20, 2014, Dr. Wei Luo finished his two-year postdoctoral work at OSU and left for the east coast of the US. Wei, you are the amazing! We were fortunate enough to have you here for two years. Your futher will be shinning and fruitful like the summers of Oregon. We look forward to seeing your futheristic sucesses! 加油。
  • Sep. 18, 2014, Dr. Ji gave an invited talk in the 25th Annual Symposium of Pacific Northwest Chapter of AVS and PREMIER Network, Richland, WA. 
  • Sep. 17, 2014, Dr. Ji gave an invited talk at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 
  • Sep. 12, 2014, our invited review paper entitled "Recent Development on Anodes for Na-Ion Batteries" has been accepted by Israel Journal of Chemistry. Congrats. Clem!  
  • Sep. 1st, 2014, Dr. Zelang Jian joined us as a postdoc scholar. Welcome Zelang!
  • Aug. 10 to 12, 2014, Dr. Ji with his colleagues organzied the Symposium of "Batteries and Fuel Cell Technologies: Challenges and Solutions Towards Global Stewardship" in the 248th ACS Meetings at San Francisco. 
  • July. 8, 2014, High School Student, David Wen joined us for summer research. 
  • June 17, 2014, Our paper "Superior cathode of sodium-ion batteries: orthorhombic V2O5 nanoparticles generated in nanoporous carbon by ambient hydrolysis deposition" has been accepted by Nano Letters. Go Beavs!
  • May 18, 2014, Our paper "Organic pigment as a high-perfomrance cathode for sodium-ion batteries" has been accepted by Advanced Energy Materials. Well done, Wei!
  • Apr. 23, 2014, Our paper "A hybrid redox capacitor system with anodic catholyte and cationic anolyte" has been accepted by Journal of Electrochemical Society. Congrats, Bao.  
  • Apr. 19, 2014, Our paper "Predicting capacity of hard carbon anodes in sodium ion batteries using porosity measurements" has been accepted by Carbon toady. Congrats Clem!   
  • Apr. 7, 2014, Our research on " Pyrolysis of cellulose under ammonia leads to nitrogen-doped nanoporous carbon generated through methane formation" has been highlighted by multiple news media inlcuding Science Daily. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140407131027.htm
  • Mar. 28, 2014, Our paper " Pyrolysis of cellulose under ammonia leads to nitrogen-doped nanoporous carbon generated through methane formation" has been accepted by Nano Letters. Congrats, Wei and other Beavs!  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl500859p.    
  • Mar. 17, 2014, Our paper "Facile synthesis of one dimenstional peapod-like Sb@C sub-micron structures" has been selected the Front Inside Cover Paper by Chemical Communications. Congrats, Wei!
  • Mar. 13, 2014, Dr. Bao Wang left the group and is going to take his position at Seoul National University. We wish you all the best, Bao. Thanks for all your nice work here.
  • Mar. 10, 2014, Our paper "Facile synthesis of one dimenstional peapod-like Sb@C sub-micron structures" has been accepted by Chemical Communications. Congrats, Beavs!
  • Feb. 26, 2014, Our paper "Multiple ambient hydrolysis deposition of tin oxide into nanoporous carbon as a stable anode for Li-ion batteries" has been just accpeted by Chemistry - A European Journal. Good job. Vadi!
  • Feb. 13, 2014, Our paper "Cellulose nanofibers derived carbon nanofibers as a long-life anode material for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries" was selected as a hot paper for 2013 by Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
  • Dec. 23, 2013, Our paper " Ambient hydrolysis deposition of TiO2 in nanoporous carbon and the converted TiN/carbon capacitive electrode" was just accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congrats Xingfeng and Vadi!
  • Dec. 11, 2013, Our paper "Cellulose nanofibers derived carbon nanofibers as a long-life anode material for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries" was selected as a hot paper for December 2013 by Journal of Materials Chemistry Blog. http://blogs.rsc.org/jm/2013/12/03/hot-articles-for-december/
  • Oct. 22, 2013, Our paper "Production of Graphene by Reduction Using a Magnesiothermic Reaction" was selected as a Front Outside Cover Paper for Chemical Communications. (Courtesy to Professor Alex Greaney) Congrats! Wei and Bao. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/cc/c3cc46368k#divAbstract.
  • Sep. 9, 2013, Dr. Ji gave an invited talk in the American Chemical Society Meeting in Indianapolis.
  • Sep. 7, 2013, Our paper "Production of Graphene by Reduction Using a Magnesiothermic Reaction" has been accepted by Chemical Communications for publication. Congrats! Wei and Bao.
  • Aug. 22, 2013, Our US patent application, "Hydrolysis Deposition", has been filed today!
  • Aug. 13, 2013, Twelve high school teachers from different rural areas in Oregon joined the Capacitor Workshop held in our labs. They will convey important information on energy topics to the students in their schools.
  • Aug. 8, 2013, Our work "Efficient Fabrication of Nanoporous Si and Si/Ge Enabled by a Heat Scavenger in Magnesiothermic Reactions" has just been featured by multiple news websites, including Science Daily. please see: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130808142142.htm. go Beavs go!
  • July 2, 2013, Our paper "Efficient Fabrication of Nanoporous Si and Si/Ge Enabled by a Heat Scavenger in Magnesiothermic Reactions" has just been accepted by Scientific Reports. Applause goes to Dr. Wei Luo. Go Beavs!
  • June 28, 2013, Our paper "Cellulose nanofibers derived carbon nanofibers as a long-life anode material for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries" has just been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congrats, Wei!
  • June 10, 2013, Erica has been honored by the OSU Chemistry Department as an Undergrad Chem Major of the Term. Congrats! Erica.
  • May 29, 2013, Gillian won Carroll Dekock Scholarship from OSU Chemistry Department. Congrats, Gillian!
  • May 29, 2013, Clem was awarded a Milton Harris Fellowship from OSU Chemistry Department for his summer research in the lab. Congrats, Clem!
  • May 15, 2013, Dr. Vadivukarasi  Ragu joined our group as a faculty research assistant. Welcome on board, Vadi!
  • May 8, 2013, Dr. Ji has been selected to participate in the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative (CSC) New Faculty Workshop in Washington DC in July 2013. This workshop is sponsored by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Congrats!
  • March 28, 2013, Dr. Ji, as a Co-PI, won the ARPA-E Award on the project of " Low Cost Sodium-Ion Battery to Enable Grid Scale Energy Storage: Prussian Blue-Derived Cathode and Complete Battery Integration". Go Beavs!
  • March 15, 2013, Dr. Ji, as a Co-PI, won the ARPA-E  Award on the project of "High Power Capacitors Boosted by Both Anolyte and Catholyte". Congratulations, Ji group!
  • March 11, 2013, Dr. Bao Wang arrived at OSU to work as a postdoctoral scholar. Bao, we are excited to have you here! Welcome!
  • Jan. 29, 2013, Erica Nuth and Calep just joined our group as undergraduate researhers. Welcome you both, Erica and Calep!
  • Nov. 12, 2012, Mr. Chris Heron joined our group! Chris is a sophomore student in chemistry. Welcome, Chris!
  • Oct. 17, 2012, Our brand new glovebox and electrochemistry workstation are both ready to run! Well done!
  • Oct. 15, 2012, Mr. Colin Meyers joined us! Colin is a senior undergraduate student major in Chemical Engineering, Colin is very passionate in future batteries.
  • Oct. 11, 2012, Mr. Clement Bommier, first year graduate student, joined the group! Welcome on Board, Clement!
  • Oct. 11, 2012, Mr. Michael Imhoff, junior undergraduate student major in Chemical Engineering, joined the group! Welcome to the group, Mike!
  • Oct. 8, 2012, Dr. Ji gave a research seminar at Willamette University.
  • Sep. 26, 2012, PhD student, Mr. Xingfeng Wang arrived at Corvallis. Welcome to the group, Xingfeng!
  • Sep. 25, 2012, Dr. Wei Luo arrived at Corvallis. He works as a postdoctoral scholar in the group. Wei obtained his PhD from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Welcome, Wei!
  • Sep. 5th 2012, PhD student Mr. Zhenyu Xing arrived at Corvallis. Welcome Zhenyu!
  • Aug. 1st, 2012, Dr. Ji arrived at Corvallis.