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October 2017

m2M's graduate student, Krysten Minnici's (GA Tech), poster on “Effect of Surface Chemistry & Crystallite Size on the Performance of Fe 3O 4 Li-ion Battery Anodes,”  was submitted to the 2017 C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium poster session and competition, and was selected as a finalist.  She has been invited to the symposium to be held on November 15-16, 2017 at MIT.

September 2017

m2M's graduate student, Jiefu Yin (Stony Brook University) was chosen as the recipient of the Dr. Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship, an award created by the Asian Pacific American Association at Brookhaven National Laboratory, in honor of Dr. Lin's achievements and remarkable research and inventions.  The one-time award of $1,000 is granted each year to a student of Asian heritage with a U.S. student visa matriculating toward a doctorate at an accredited institution of higher education on Long Island (including Queens and Brooklyn) in Environmental & Energy Technology, Biology, or Chemistry.  The award ceremony will be held on September 29th at BNL.

m2M graduate student (Stony Brook University), Alyson Abraham, is the recipient of a GAANN fellowship. The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) is a discretionary and competitive grant program providing fellowships through academic departments of institutes of higher education and is designed to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest available degree in a field designated as an area of national need.  Alyson's GAANN fellowship will run from September 2017 through August 2018.
August 2017

m2M graduate student, Jiefu Yin (Stony Brook University) was notified he is a recipient of the K. M. Abraham Travel Award, given by the The Electrochemical Society - Battery Division, to attend the 232nd ECS Meeting in National Harbor, MD, in October 2017.  In 2016, K.M. Abraham , a long-time ECS member and leader of the Battery Division, established an endowment for the division to give travel grants to two outstanding students from the fall meeting travel grant applicant pool.

June 2017

m2M's graduate student (Stony Brook University), Andrea Bruck, received second place in the Spring 2017 Battery Student Slam for the Battery Division of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). The Student Battery Slam provided an opportunity for students to present their research at the 231st ECS meeting in a session tailored to battery-related research in an engaging and lively manner.  The top three presentations were honored as recognized by the symposium organizers.  Andrea received an ECS Travel Grant from the Battery Division to attend this meeting.

May 2017

m2M's graduate student, Andrea Bruck (Stony Brook University), received the  Etter Student Lecturer Award in Materials Science of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA).  Each year, one student is invited to present a lecture in the technical session of the Materials Science Specific Interest Group of the ACA at their Annual meeting based on their submitted abstract.  Andrea presented her work on in situ energy dispersive X-ray diffraction of the Li/Ag2VO2PO4 battery system.  She was supported by an ACA Student Travel Grant to present her work at this meeting.

March 2017

m2M senior investigator, Guihua Yu (University of Texas, Austin) was selected by The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) to receive its 2017 Early Career Faculty Fellow Award.  For more information, click here.

m2M's annual meeting took place in early March at Stony Brook University.  The meeting brought together all partner members of the m2M EFRC, including the Scientific Advisory Board, giving an opportunity for updating the progress of the Center through talks and poster presentations, and sharing ideas for moving forward.  The Scientific Advisory offered valuable positive feedback on progress to date and plans for the future.


  Photo courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory

January 2017

m2M Director and Renowned Energy Storage Researcher Esther Takeuchi named Knapp Chair in Energy and the Environment.  See announcement.

December 2016

The fall issue of the Frontiers in Energy Research, the EFRC newsletter, features recent work of the m2M Center in the article "Illuminating Batteries with Brilliant X-rays.”

October 2016

Congratulations to SBU graduate student, Jianping Huang, who won the 2016 Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship.  Please see BNL announcement.

Summer 2016

The current issue of the Frontiers in Energy Research, the newsletter of the Energy Frontier Research Centers, highlights the work of m2M research in a piece title "Advancing Batteries:  Recharge, Regenerate, Recycle."  Connect to the highlight here:  EFRC newsletter.

December 2015

m2M's Principal Investigator, Joseph DeSimone (UNC, Chapel Hill) has been selected to receive the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the United States Government.  Read the White House press release.

November 2015


m2M held a Cross-Cutting Microscopy mini-workshop recently at Stony Brook University's Advanced Energy Center.  In attendance were (from l to r) Feng Wang (BNL), Lijun Wu (BNL), m2M COO Amy Marschilok (Stony Brook), m2M Director Esther Takeuchi (Stony Brook), Robert Hull (RPI), Yimei Zhu (BNL), and Eric Stach (BNL).


JULY 2015

m2m july meeting picm2M's annual meeting was held in mid-July, bringing together Senior Personnel, postdocs, and graduate students from all partner institutions, along with the Center's Scientific Advisory Board members and Institutional Representative Board.  With student and postdoc poster sessions and senior personnel research talks, it was an occasion for members to collaborate in person and discuss their research progress. 


Energy Storage EFRC's were invited to attend a one day  Energy Storage Needs Workshop held at Brookhaven National Laboratory and co-hosted by m2M.  The workshop's purpose was bring together the energy storage centers, provide opportunities for future synergistic collaborations, and to highlight and develop new opportunities for advanced characterization relevant to energy storage. Pictured here are the over 60 attendees representing the energy storage Hub, JCESR, and EFRCs m2M, CEES, NECCES, scientists from BNL's NSLS-II and CFN, and members of NY-BEST.

Energy Workshop BNL


The current issue of Frontiers in Energy Research, the EFRC Newsletter developed by early career scientists who are tackling the grand challenges in their EFRCs, is now available.

APRIL 2015

Stanislaus S. Wong (m2M Senior Personnel, Stony Brook University), is the 2015 recipient of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Inorganic Nanoscience Award. Announcements of the award can be found at C&EN News, BNL site, Stony Brook News.

MARCH 2015

Graduate students, Matthew Huie and Andrea Bruck (both Stony Brook University) received 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. See more from NSF and Stony Brook news.


Using all energy in a battery -  Science Perspectives in Materials Science - January 9, 2015


Scientific American: How Do We Make Batteries More Powerful, Cheaper and Safer? - November 18, 2014


Battery Life - m2M EFRC - The Atlantic - October 29, 2014

Alan West (m2M Senior Personnel, Columbia University) received the ECS  2014  Electrodeposition Division Research Award.  This award was established in 1979 to recognize outstanding research contributions to the field of electrodeposition. 

Joseph DeSimone (m2M Senior Personnel, UNC Chapel Hill) was elected to the Institute of Medicine, a distinction also marked by making him one of less than twenty individuals who have been elected to all three branches of the National Academies:  Institute of Medicine (2014), National Academy of Sciences (2012) and the National Academy of Engineering (2005). For more info visit the National Academies press release.

  JUNE 2014

Stony Brook Receives $10 Million DOE Grant for New Energy Frontier Research Center - June 20, 2014

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