Battery Safety Science Webinar Series

Advanced Diagnostic Tools for Characterizing Lithium Metal Batteries and Solid-State Batteries

November 4, 2020

Advanced Diagnostic Tools for Characterizing Lithium Metal Batteries and Solid-State Batteries

The webinar, hosted by Underwriters Laboratories on October 28, 2020, was presented by Y. Shirley Meng, Ph.D., Zable Chair Professor in Energy Technologies and Professor in Materials Science & NanoEngineering at University of California San Diego (UCSD).

While cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) has made significant contributions to enabling lithium metal anodes for batteries, its applications in the area of solid-state electrolytes, thick sulfur cathodes are still in its infancy. During the broadcast, Dr. Meng presented new perspectives about how future cryogenic imaging and spectroscopic techniques can accelerate the innovation of novel energy storage materials and architectures. 

Dr. Y. Shirley Meng received her Ph.D. in Advance Materials for Micro & Nano Systems from the Singapore-MIT Alliance in 2005, after which she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow and became a research scientist at MIT. Dr. Meng currently holds the Zable Chair Professor in Energy Technologies and professor in Materials Science & NanoEngineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). She is the principal investigator of the research group Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC). She is the founding Director of Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC). Dr. Meng received several prestigious awards, including Faraday’s Medal (2020), International Battery Association Battery Research Award (2019), American Chemical Society (ACS) Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award (2018), IUMRS-Singapore Young Scientist Research Award (2017), C.W. Tobias Young Investigator Award of the Electrochemical Society (2016), and National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award (2011). Dr. Meng is an elected Fellow of Electrochemical Society (ECS). She is the author and co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters, and four issued patents.