News

11/2022

Our work on sub-nanometer scale charge density profiling of electrode–electrolyte interfaces has been published at ACS Nano!

10/2022

Our work on deciphering the structural descriptor of interfacial ionic liquids has been published at The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters!

07/2022

Jae received PPG-MRL Graduate Fellowship Award for 2022-2023! Congratulations to Jae and thank PPG for the support!

04/2022

Kaustubh has been selected as one of the Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) for the 2022-2023 academic year, and will embark on the journey of training for next-generation professors!

03/2022

Our lab received an NSF grant on integrated experiment-theory studies of carbon electrode-electrolyte interfaces! This is an international collaboration with Prof. Yingjie Zhang serving as the lead PI. Co-PIs include Profs. Narayana Aluru (UT Austin), Amir Farrokh Payam (Ulster University, Northern Ireland), and Niall English (University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland). Thank NSF for supporting our work!

03/2022

Our work on spectroscopic investigation of the electric double layers of a pyrrolidinium-based ionic liquid is published in The Journal of Chemical Physics! It is also selected as the cover of the journal!

11/2021

Our lab received a three-year $425,000 grant from AFOSR on ionic liquids and electrocatalysis! Thank the U.S. Air Force for the support!

Illinois MatSE news:

https://matse.illinois.edu/news/fueling-the-future-zhang-challenges-climate-change-with-air-force-grant

06/2021

Our lab won the 2021 Beckman Young Investigator Award! Thank the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for the support!

Award announcement at the Beckman Foundation:

https://www.beckman-foundation.org/latest-news/beckman-foundation-announces-2021-beckman-young-investigator-awardees/

Summary of our proposed research:

https://www.beckman-foundation.org/people/yingjie-zhang/

News by the Grainger College of Engineering and the MatSE Department:

https://matse.illinois.edu/news/38444

News at the Materials Research Lab:

https://mrl.illinois.edu/news/zhang-beckman-young-investigator-award

01/2021

Our paper on Bi2Te3-based electrochemical sensors is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces! Here is the featured news from the MatSE department.

11/2020

Our work on molecular imaging of electrochemical solid-liquid interfaces is published in ACS Nano! Here is the featured news from the MatSE department.

03/2020

Kaustubh was awarded the TechnipFMC Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Congratulations to Kaustubh, and thank TechnipFMC for the recognition and support! Here is the MatSE news.

11/2019

Our group has received the ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award. Thank ACS for the support! Here is the MatSE news on the award.

10/2019

Our paper on magnetotransport in graphene strain superlattices is published in Applied Physics Letters:

https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5125462

09/2019

Our paper on nanomechanical mapping of wrinkled membranes is published at ACS Applied Nano Materials:
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsanm.9b01232

07/2019

Our paper on imaging the molecular charge memory effects is published at ACS Applied Nano Materials:
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsanm.9b01182

01/2019

The Zhang lab started!

10/2018

Our work on two-dimensional superlattices is published in npj 2D Materials and Applications! Here is the featured news from the Illinois MRSEC.

06/2018

Our work on two-dimensional membrane deformation is published in Nano Letters! Here is the featured news from the Materials Research Laboratory at UIUC.