Monthly archives: July, 2016

Watch members of our group do Chemistry demos!

The Chemistry Graduate Student Association (CGSA) at UIC recently hosted 200 second graders from CICS Loomis Primary School. Members of the CGSA and other chemistry graduate students volunteered to perform chemistry demonstrations for these kids with the goal of sparking their interest in science. Find the pictures of the event here. You will recognize some faces from our group (yes, the Human Torch is in our team!).

New papers out

A new paper published by our group in Journal of Materials Chemistry describes the effects of different types of atomic defects in LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4, a material of interest in high voltage batteries. This work was primarily carried out during the Berkeley chapter of our group, so kudos to Chunjoong Kim, former group member, for a fine piece of work!

In addition, 3 new papers are out resulting from the vigorous collaborations our group has with other teams worldwide. They deal with topics in magnesium and lithium/sulfur batteries, as well as the fundamentals of cation transport in solids.