Congratulations to Junjie Niu, Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering. His article, “Sn Wears Super Skin: A New Design For Long Cycling Batteries” was published in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal Nano Letters (Impact Factor in 2016: 12.7). “This is the continuing work of alloys in lithium-ion batteries after we published an aluminum alloy work in Nature Communications (Impact Factor in 2016: 12.1) in 2015,” he states.
Niu researches batteries with higher energy density. Much of his research focuses on the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. Because they are rechargeable, have a long lifetime, and produce high energy density, the demand for such batteries continues to grow with the use of mobile devices and electric vehicles.
UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science is helping to develop solutions to energy problems in many ways, including through next-generation energy storarage for large electronic devices and electric vehicles.