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Yang Shao-Horn

Contact Info

room 3-334

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Education

  • 1992

    BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

    B.Sc.
  • 1998

    MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

    Ph.D.

Honors + Awards

  • 2016, Thomson Reuters Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher
  • 2016, Battery Research Award of the Electrochemical Society
  • 2015, Thomson Reuters Web of Science Highly Cited
  • 2014, AAAS Fellow
  • 2014, Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow
  • 2013, Research Award of the International Battery Association
  • 2011, Gail E. Kendall Chair of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2008, Tajima Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry
  • 2008, Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award of The Electrochemical Society

Professional Service

  • 2015-present, Energy & Environmental Science, Editorial Board
  • 2014-present, SUNCAT, Stanford University and SLAC, Advisory Board
  • 2014-present, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Advisory Board
  • 2012-present, ChemElectroChem
  • 2011-2015, Energy & Environmental Science, Advisory Board

MIT Service

  • Co-Director, Center for Energy Storage, MIT/ei (2016-present)
  • ME Energy Area Head (2016-present)
  • ME Faculty General Search Committee (2014-2016)
  • ME Graduate Admission Committee (2014-present)
  • ME Thermal Search Committee (2013-2014)
  • ME Professional Dev. Grad Students and Postdocs (2012-2014)
  • Co-Chair, MIT Task Force - Grad. Stud. Prf. Development (2012-2013)
  • ME Strategic Planning Committee (2011)
  • ME RAS Staff Search Committee (2011)
  • ME Communication Officer Search Committee (2011)
  • MIT/ei Catalysis Search Committee (2010-2012)
  • ME Energy Search Committee (2008-2010)
  • SOE Energy Search Committee (2008-2009)
  • MIT Presidential Energy Research Council (2005-2006)

Teaching

  • Measurement and Instrumentation (2.671)
  • Thermal Fluids Engineering I (2.005)
  • Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (2.996/2.60/2.62)
  • Mechanics of Materials (2.002)
  • Electrochemical Systems: Fundamentals, Materials & Applications (2.625)

Publications

  • Hong, W.T., K.A. Stoerzinger, B. Moritz, T.P. Devereaux, W. Yang, and Y. Shao-Horn, Probing LaMO3 Metal and Oxygen Partial Density of States Using X-ray Emission, Absorption, and Photoelectron Spectroscopy, JPCC 2015.
  • Elias, J.S., M. Risch, L. Giordano, A.N. Mansour, and Y. Shao-Horn, Structure, Bonding and Catalytic Activity of Monodisperse, Transition-Metal Substituted CeO2 Nanoparticles, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (49), 17193-17200 December 2014.
  • Grimaud, A., K.J. May, C.E. Carlton, Y.-L. Lee, M. Risch, W. T. Hong, J. Zhou and Y. Shao-Horn, Double Perovskite as a Family of Highly Active Catalysts For Oxygen Evolution in Alkaline Solution, Nature Communications, 4, 2439 September 2013.
  • Lopez, N. , D.J. Graham, R. McGuire, Jr., G.E. Alliger, Y. Shao-Horn, C.C. Cummins and D.G. Nocera, Reversible Reduction of Oxygen to Peroxide Facilitated by Molecular Recognition, Science, 335 (6067), 450 - 453 January 2012.
  • Suntivich, J., K. J. May, J. B. Goodenough, H. A. Gasteiger and Y. Shao-Horn, A perovskite oxide optimized for oxygen evolution catalysis from molecular orbital principles, Science, 334 (6061), 1383-1385 December 2011.
  • Suntivich, J., H.A. Gasteiger, N. Yabuuchi, H. Nakanishi, J. B. Goodenough, Y. Shao-Horn, Design principles for oxygen-reduction activity on perovskite oxide catalysts for fuel cells and metal–air batteries, Nature Chemistry, 3 (7), 546–550 July 2011.
  • Lee, S.W., N. Yabuuchi, G.M. Gallant, S. Chen, B.S. Kim, P.T. Hammond and Y. Shao-Horn, High-power lithium batteries from functionalized carbon nanotube electrodes, Nature Nanotechnology, 5 (7), 531–537 July 2010.
     

Patents

  • Shao-Horn, Yang; Yao, Pierre; Barde, Fanny. "Rechargeable Electrochemical System Using Transition Metal Promoter", Patent Cooperation Treaty Serial No. PCT/US2016/019951, Filed February 26, 2016. Published Application
  • Amanchukwu, Chibueze; Shao-Horn, Yang; Ma, Sang Bok; Khiterer, Mariya; Hammond-Cunningham, Paula; Rye, Young-Gyoon. "Polyacrylate Electrolyte For Li-Air Battery", Korea (south) Serial No. 10-2016-0017768, Filed February 16, 2016. Pending
  • Amanchukwu, Chibueze; Shao-Horn, Yang; Ma, Sang Bok; Khiterer, Mariya; Hammond-Cunningham, Paula; Rye, Young-Gyoon. "Stable Electrolyte For Lithium Air Battery And Lithium Air Battery Including The Same", US Serial No. 14/949498, Filed November 23, 2015. Pending
  • Hayder, Nasim; Shao-Horn, Yang; Byon, Hye Ryung; Lee, Seung Woo; Hammond-Cunningham, Paula; Gallant, Betar. " Carbon Electrodes", US Patent 9070932, Filed on October 11, 2011, Issued June 30, 2015
  • Ghoniem, Ahmed; Shao-Horn, Yang; Habib, Mohamed; Mezghani, Khaled; Mitsos, Alexander; Ben-Monsour, Rached. "Integrated Polymeric-Ceramic Membrane Based Oxy-Fuel Combuster", US Patent 9004909, Filed on February 3, 2012, Issued April 14, 2015
  • Shao-Horn, Yang; Crumlin, Ethan; Koc, Serkan; La O', Gerado. "Three Dimensional Single-Chamber Fuel Cells", US Patent 8691464, Filed on June 7, 2010, Issued April 8, 2014
  • Shao-Horn, Yang; Suntivich, Jin; May, Kevin. "Electrochemical Methods And Systems Using Catalytic Materials", US Serial No. 13/185939, Filed July 19, 2011. Publication Number: US13/0020207. Published Application
  • Shao-Horn, Yang; Lee, Seung Woo; Hammond-Cunningham, Paula; Yabuuci, Naoaki. "Layer-By-Layer Assemblies of Carbon-Based Nanostructures And Their Applications In Energy Storage And Generation Devices", China Serial No. 200980131862.5, Filed August 14, 2009. Publication Number: CN102171870. Published Application
  • Shao-Horn, Yang; Lee, Seung Woo; Hammond-Cunningham, Paula; Yabuuci, Naoaki. "Layer-By-Layers Assemblies of Carbon-Based Nanostructures And Their Applications In Energy Storage And Generation Devices", Japan Serial No. 2011-523006, Filed August 14, 2009. Publication Number: 2012-500450. Published Application
  • Shao-Horn, Yang; Lee, Seung Woo; Hammond-Cunningham, Paula; Yabuuci, Naoaki. "Layer-By-Layer Assemblies of Carbon-Based Nanostructures And Their Applications In Energy Storage And Generation Devices", Korea (south) Serial No. 10-2011-7005917, Filed August, 2009. Pending