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Group travels to American Physical Society 2016 March Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

The group traveled to APS March Meeting 2016 in Baltimore, MD. The following research were presented at this meeting: Keran Lu B33.00011 Aggregate-mediated charge transport in ionomeric electrolytes David Caldwell II B33.00013 Ion conduction in high ion content PEO-based ionomers. Pengfei Zhan C33.00009 Effect of Eutectic Concentration on Conductivity in PEO:LiX Based Solid Polymer Electrolytes […]


Group Member Attended LGBTQA in STEM Conference in Pittsburgh

Picture: Pengfei received the Highest Attendance Award on behalf of oSTEM@Penn State. left to right: Shawn Abrahams (National oSTEM Vice President for Membership), Pengfei Zhan (President of oSTEM@Penn State), David Falk (Treasure of oSTEM@Penn State), and Alex Brown (oSTEM Member) Graduate student Pengfei Zhan, the President of out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (oSTEM) Penn State Chapter […]


Janna Attended International Energy and Material Summit

Picture: Janna at FLOGEN conference. (left to right: Dr. Florian Kongoli, Summit Chairman and Organizer, Chairman FLOGEN Stars Outreach; Prof. Janna Maranas) Janna attended the 2015 Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit and Exhibition in Turkey. She gave a invited talk on solid polymer electrolytes. This time, the summit honors the 2015 “Musketeers” of the closed cycle of materials sciences: from […]


New Funding Awarded by Department of Energy to Power Electric Vehicles

Janna Maranas, professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Department of Energy for her research proposal “Superionic conduction using ion aggregates.” The research aims to engineer solid polymeric electrolytes that are capable of replacing organic solvent electrolytes in rechargeable metal-ion batteries, particularly those designed to power electric vehicles. Replacing organic […]


First Ever Neutron Scattering Gordon Research Conference!

Janna and Pengfei attended the first ever Neutron Scattering GRC in Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong. Janna gave a invited lecture:”Ion Containing Polymer for Battery Technology”. Pengfei presented a poster “Structure and Dynamics of Organic Semiconductors”. More information of this conference can be found here.


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