Yet-Ming Chiang




Prof. Chiang's research focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced inorganic materials and related devices. Current topics include new cathode and anode materials for lithium ion batteries, phase transformations in electroactive materials, electrochemical device design, electrochemical-to-mechanical energy conversion, self-assembling colloids, and the stability and defect chemical properties of interfaces in inorganic materials.

Selected Publications


F.Y. Fan, W.H. Woodford, Z. Li, N. Baram. K.C. Smith, A. Helal, G.H. McKinley, W.C. Carter, Y.-M. Chiang, “Polysulfide Flow Batteries Enabled by Percolating Nanoscale Conductor Networks,” Nano Letters, 5 March 2014, DOI: 10.1021/nl500740t.

D. B. Ravnsbæk, K. Xiang, W. Xing, O. Borkiewicz, K. Wiaderek, P. Gionet, K. Chapman, P. Chupas, W. C. Carter, Y.-M. Chiang, ”Extended solid solution behavior and coherent transformations in nanoscale olivine cathodes,” Nano Letters, 2014, DOI: 10.1021/nl404679t.

W.H. Woodford, W.C. Carter and Y.-M. Chiang, “Design Criteria for Electrochemical Shock Resistant Battery Electrodes,” Energy and Environmental Science5, 8014–8024 (2012).  DOI: 10.1039/c2ee21874g.

M. Duduta, B.Y. Ho, V.C. Wood, P. Limthongkul, V.E. Brunini, W.C. Carter, Y.-M. Chiang, “Semi-Solid Lithium Rechargeable Flow Battery,” Adv. Energy Mater., 1[4] 511-516 (2011) (DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201100152).

Y.-M. Chiang, “Building a Better Battery,” Science330, 1485 (2010).  (DOI:10.1126/science.1198591)

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Yet-Ming Chiang on battery manufacturing in U.S.
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DMSE faculty receive awards, honors
Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang was named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society.
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