Shao-Horn

Yang
Shao-Horn
Gail E. Kendall Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
1992, B.S., Beijing University of Technology
1998, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University
3-334

Phone: 

(617) 253-2259

Fax: 

(617) 258-7018

CV: 

Disciplines: 

  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy Storage
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Research: 

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.

Robert H. Richards, the first department head, appears in The Technologists, a 2012 novel by Matthew Pearl.