Gail E. Kendall Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
1992, B.S., Beijing University of Technology
1998, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University
Room 3-334, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
Yang Shao-Horn studies materials for electrochemical and photoelectrochemical energy storage and conversion, which is centered on examining the influence of surface chemistry and electronic structures of thin films and nanomaterials on lithium storage and catalytic activity of small molecules of energy consequence, and applying fundamental understanding in reaction mechanisms to design new materials for lithium storage and electrocatalysis of oxygen reduction, water splitting, methanol oxidation and CO2 reduction.
- Lu, Y.-C., E.J. Crumlin, G.M. Veith, J.R. Harding, E. Mutoro, L. Baggetto, N.J. Dudney, Z. Liu and Y. Shao-Horn In Situ Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Studies of Lithium-Oxygen Redox Reactions, Scientific Reports 2 article #715 October 2012
- Lopez, N. , D.J. Graham, R. McGuire, Jr., G.E. Alliger, Y. Shao-Horn, C.C. Cummins and D.G. Nocera, Reversible Reduction of Oxygen to Peroxide Facilitated by Molecular Recognition, Science 335 (6067) 450 - 453 January 2012
- Suntivich, J., K. J. May, J. B. Goodenough, H. A. Gasteiger and Y. Shao-Horn, A perovskite oxide optimized for oxygen evolution catalysis from molecular orbital principles Science 334(6061) 1383-1385 (December 2011)
- Suntivich, J., H.A. Gasteiger, N. Yabuuchi, H. Nakanishi, J. B. Goodenough, Y. Shao-Horn, Design principles for oxygen-reduction activity on perovskite oxide catalysts for fuel cells and metal–air batteries, Nature Chemistry, 3 (7), 546–550 July 2011
- Lee, S.W., N. Yabuuchi, G.M. Gallant, S. Chen, B.S. Kim, P.T. Hammond and Y. Shao-Horn, High-power lithium batteries from functionalized carbon nanotube electrodes, Nature Nanotechnology, 5 (7), 531–537 (July 2010)
Observing real-time charging of lithium-air batteries
A team of researchers including Professor Carl Thompson, Professor Yang Shao-Horn, and Robert Mitchell PhD have used transmission electron microscope imaging to reveal what happens during chariung
|May 13, 2013|
Research in lithium-air batteries
New research from Professor Yang Shao-Horn reveals the fundamental reactions behind advanced battery technology, by advanced imaging method, and could lead to improved materials.
|October 9, 2012|
Highly Efficient Oxygen Catalyst
||October 28, 2011|
News Office coverage of Energy Research at MIT
Power UP, a series of articles on energy research at MIT, mentions DMSE researchers performing work on sola
|October 27, 2011|
|Prof. Yang Shao-Horn Explores the Surfaces of Nanomaterials||September 22, 2011|
|MIT battery breakthrough||August 19, 2011|
|Nanofiber arrays dramatically boost batteries' energy storage||July 26, 2011|
|Improving Batteries' Energy Storage||July 25, 2011|
Research on catalysts addresses efficiency of lithium-air batteries
Research from Prof. Yang Shao-Horn and her collaborators has great potential to improve the efficiency of lithium-air batteries, perhaps making them practical for use in electric cars.
|June 18, 2010|
Prof. Yang Shao-Horn works on metal catalysts
A team of researchers at MIT has made significant progress on a technology that could lead to batteries with up to three times the energy density of any battery that currently exists.
|April 2, 2010|
MIT Energy Initiative awards
In October 2009, the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) announced its fourth round of seed grants supporting innovative, early-stage research projects across the Institute. Total funding of $1.7 million
|December 21, 2009|
Prof. Shao-Horn and group give fuel cells a boost
Prof. Yang Shao-Horn and other MIT researchers have discovered that creating tiny steps to electrode surfaces can double the efficiency of the emissions-free electricity sources.
|October 15, 2009|