m2M/t's annual all-hands meeting took place January 15-16, 2020 with all partner institutions and scienfic advisory board members present.
Congratulations to Stony Brook graduate student, Genesis Renderos, who received the Turner Dissertation Fellowship Award.
Esther Takeuchi is the recipient of the 2019 Sigma Xi Walston Chubb Award for Innovation.
New analytical methods help researchers peek inside energy devices -- c&en, 11/18/2019
The latest issue (Summer 2019) of Frontiers in Energy Research features work by m2M/t investigators. The m2M/t team's research appears in the piece, Hybrid Materials: Bringing Together the Best Features.
m2M/t director and Stony Brook University distinguished professor, Esther Takeuchi, was invited to give the main address at the Notre Dame University Graduate School Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2019. You can view her address here. Dr. Takeuchi was also an honorary degree recipient at the 2019 Notre Dame Commencement.
Graduate students Diana Lutz and Christopher Tang (both Stony Brook University) each were named recipients of the prestigious 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. See more from Stony Brook news.
Serving on the editorial board of the Frontiers in Energy Research Newsletter, Stony Brook graduate student and m2M/t young investigator, Andrea Bruck, had an opportunity to highlight some of the latest scientific research coming out of the CME EFRC in a piece that can be found in the Fall 2018 newsletter.
Prof. Guihua Yu, University of Texas, Austin, was recipient of the Emerging Researcher Award at the Fall 2018 ACS National Meeting in Boston. This award is in recognition of his outstanding research record and contributions to the Energy & Fuels Division(ENFL) of the ACS.
The Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M), was selected to receive a four-year, $12 million renewal grant from the Department of Energy's Office of Science, to continue its work as a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center. See announcement from the DOE here and the Stony Brook University announcement here.
Center Director Esther Takeuchi met with Hari Sreenivasan, the host of Sci Tech Now, carried on WNET TV, Channel 13 in New York. They discussed the importance of energy storage in the clean energy economy as well as future prospects for energy storage technology. The episode will air in the Fall of 2018.
m2M Director and SUNY Distinguished Professor, Esther Takeuchi receives European Inventor Award (non-EPO countries category) at a ceremony in Paris on June 7th. Read more about the prestigious award here.
m2M research featured on May 2, 2018 cover of JACS.
m2M senior investigator Guihua Yu, University of Texas at Austin, is to receive the
Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship Award
honoring the contributions of a young investigator who has made major impacts on the
field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Dr. Guihua will be giving the lectureship talk at the Fall 2018 American Chemical
Society national meeting, which will be held
in Boston, MA.
Graduate Student, Jianping Huang (Stony Brook University), (pictured below, center, with Dean of the Graduate School, Charles Taber, and Distinguished Professor and advisor, Esther Takeuchi) received the President's Award to Distinguished Doctoral Student, at the recent Stony Brook University 2018 Graduate Student Awards ceremony. In conjunction with the awards ceremony, Jianping, who received his Ph.D. in Chemistry, presented a synopsis of his research, entitled "Electronic/Ionic Transport and Structural Evolution in Energy Materials," at the Distinguished Doctoral Awards Symposium.
m2M Director, Esther Sans Takeuchi, was named a finalist for the European Inventor Award, by the European Patent Office (EPO). Click here for more information from the Stony Brook University news release.
Congratulations to Wei Zhang, m2M postdoc, who was chosen to receive the M&M Postdoctoral Scholar Award by the Microscopy Society of America (MSA). The award will be conferred at the Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting on August 6, 2018.
At a ceremony held November 14, Esther Takeuchi, Distinguished Professor, was installed as the inaugural William and Jane Knapp Chair of Energy and the Environment. For information about the ceremony, see the SBU Happenings piece.
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.
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 was held on September
29th at BNL. Follow this link to the
BNL new release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
m2M Director and Renowned Energy Storage Researcher Esther Takeuchi named Knapp Chair in Energy and the Environment. See announcement.
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.”
Congratulations to SBU graduate student, Jianping Huang, who won the 2016 Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship. Please see BNL announcement.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.