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Dr. Zeyu (Jerry) Deng publishes his work on NaSICON electrolytes and electrodes in Chemsitry of Materials

14 Sep 2020 by Jerry

On August 27 2020 Dr. Zeyu (Jerry) Deng published his research work on NaSICON electrolytes and electrodes in Chemsitry of Materials. The title of the manuscript is Phase Behavior in Rhombohedral NaSiCON Electrolytes and Electrodes Check this out here!

Using a repertoire of techniques the care team analyzed the thermodynamic properties of the rhombohedral NaSiCON electrolyte by constructing the Na1+xZr2SixP3-xO12 phase diagram, based on density functional theory calculations, a cluster expansion framework, and Monte Carlo simulations.

Through the computed phase diagram, the care team identified the concentration domains providing the highest Na+-ion conductivity and previously unreported phase-separation behavior across three different single-phase regions. Furthermore, similarities in the phase behavior between Na1+xZr2SixP3-xO12 and other NaSiCON-based monotransition metal electrodes were noted. Our work is an important addition in understanding the thermodynamics of NaSiCON-based materials and in the development of inexpensive Na-ion batteries.

This research was funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) under the NRF Fellowship Scheme and the ANR-NRF grant in colalboration with the LRCS Université de Picardie Jules Verne laboratory.

Piero nominated as NUS innovator

27 Jul 2020 by Piero

On July 28 2020 Piero was mentioned a NUS innovator on the NUS web-site as a result of his recently awarded NRF Fellowship together with three other colleagues from NUS. Check this out on NUS News!

The Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship Scheme is a competitive programme that seeks to attract and recruit outstanding young scientists from around the world to conduct independent research in Singapore.

Piero nominated as one of the outstanding reviewers for the RSC Journal of Materials Chemistry A

10 May 2020 by Piero

Piero was nominated Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry A in 2019!

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We are thrilled that Hengning Chen will be joining our group in August.

7 May 2020 by Piero

We are very excited to welcome Hengning Chen from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China, in our research group at NUS from August 2020. We wish her best of luck with her graduate studies in MSE at NUS!

Dr. Canepa is awarded the National Research Fellowship Class 2020

13 Dec 2019 by Piero

The Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship Scheme is a competitive programme that seeks to attract, recruit and root outstanding young scientists from around the world to conduct independent research in Singapore.

Dr. Canepa is awarded the NRF Fellowship Class 2020, with a budget of S$ 3M. More information can be found here.

We are looking for motivated and inquisitive PhD students and postDoctoral researchers. Please consult us here.

Dr. Canepa is awarded the 5th NRF-ANR Joint Grant Call together with LRCS, Amiens, France

22 Oct 2019 by Piero

Dr. Canepa is awarded the 5th NRF-ANR (Singapore-France) Joint Grant Call together with Prof. Christian Masquelier at LRCS, Amiens, France. More information can be found here.

We are looking for motivated and inquisitive PhD students and postDoctoral researchers. Please consult us here.

Dr. Canepa published his battery work in Nature Materials

19 Aug 2019 by Piero

Dr. Canepa published his work on solid electrolytes for safe batteries in Nature Materials.