News Archive

02-2017 › Shuya et al. published paper in Advanced Materials and selected as the cover story!
Zhengyuan et al. published paper in Advanced Materials and selected as the cover story! The paper is about using ionic liquid to stablize sodium metal deposition. Read More ›

02-2017 › Zhengyuan et al. published paper in Advanced Energy Materials and selected as the cover story!
Zhengyuan et al. published paper in Advanced Energy Materials and selected as the cover story! The paper is a collaborative work with Prof. Yuan Yang, Michael Zachman, and Prof Koukoutis, systematically investigating the effect of nanoporous structure on lithium deposition and ion transport behavior. Read More ›

12-2016 › Archer group annual Christmas party!
A great union of Archer group family! You guys are the best! Read More ›

10-27-2016 › Rahul published papers in Langmuir and Macromolecules, congrat Dr. Mangal!
Rahul and co-authors have recently published two papers about nanoparticle/polymer composites, in Langmuir and Macromolecules, respectively. Details can be found on the following links. Congratulations, Rahul! Read More ›

09-08-2016 › Mukul, Snehashis, and Zhengyuan published review article in Nature Energy!
Mukul Tikekar, Snehashis Choudhury, Zhengyuan Tu, and Lynden Archer's paper entitled 'Design principles for electrolytes and interfaces for stable lithium-metal batteries' has been published in Nature Energy and highlighted by CBE news! Read More ›

06-09-2016 › Shuya published Na - S paper in nature communication!
Shuya Wei, Shaomao Xu, Akanksha Agrawral, Snehashis Choudhury, Yingying Lu, Zhengyuan Tu, Lin Ma & Lynden A. Archer's paper entitled 'A stable room-temperature sodium–sulfur battery' is published in Nature communication! Read More ›

06-09-2016 › Mun Sek passed his Master's defense!
Congratulations to Mun Sek passing his Master's B exam! Read More ›

02-28-2016 › Yingying has been selected to the first Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list!
After sifting through thousands of nominations, Yingying (Ph.D.'14) has been selected to the first Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. Congratulations Yingying! Read More ›

01-06-2016 › Shaomao and Sampson passed their B exams. Congrats Dr.Xu and Dr.Lau!
01-06-2016 › Rahul publishes on unusual nanoparticle dynamics in entangled polymer melts.
Rahul Mangal, Samanvaya Srivastava, Suresh Narayanan, and Lynden A. Archer's paper about size-dependent particle dynamics in entangled polymer nanocomposites is publised in Langmuir. Read More ›

12-04-2015 › Snehashis publishes in Nature Communications and is featured in Cornell CBE news
Snehashis Choudhury, Rahul Mangal, Akanksha Agrawal and Lynden Archer publish work on a highly reversible room-temperature lithium metal battery based on crosslinked hairy nanoparticles. The paper is published in Nature Communications and featured in Cornell CBE news. Read More ›

12-04-2015 › Lin's work on Li-S battery is publised in ACS Nano.
Lin's work on Li-S battery is publised in ACS Nano, titled as 'Enhanced Li-S Batteries Using Amine-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes in the Cathode'. Read More ›

11-2015 › Lin wins the Carbon Nanomaterials Graduate Student Award at AIChE 2015 conference in Salt Lake City.
The Carbon Nanomaterials Graduate Student Award honors graduate students whose research achievements, in the broad area of carbon nanomaterials, demonstrate a high level of excellence. Lin wins the 3rd prize of the award at AIChE 2015. Read More ›

10-23-2015 › Zhengyuan and Pooja publish review about nanostructured electrolytes for stable lithium electrodeposition in Accounts of Chemical Research.
Zhengyuan Tu, Pooja Nath, Yingying Lu, Mukul Tikekar and Lynden Archer's paper 'Nanostructured Electrolytes for Stable Lithium Electrodeposition in Secondary Batteries' is publised in Accounts of Chemical Research. Read More ›

10-2015 › Pooja wins the CBE Symposium picture competition
The main bottleneck in the commercialization of lithium and sodium metal rechargeable batteries is the formation of metallic dendrites. Dendrites are ramified structures formed as a result of uneven plating of metal. Dendrites formed during batteries recharge can electrically bridge the anode and cathode within a battery, resulting in a short-circuit. This poses a risk of explosion as these batteries employ flammable, organic solvent-based electrolytes. The image shows dendritic short-circuit during the electrodeposition of copper using 0.12M CuCl2 in DMSO as electrolyte. Read More ›

10-2015 › Akanksha won the Best Talk award at the CBE graduate research symposium
Akanksha won the Best Talk award at the CBE graduate research symposium. Congratulations! Her talk was titiled as "Structure, rheology, transport properties of self-suspended binary nanoparticle fluids". Read More ›

10-01-2015 › Shaomao and Sampson review metal-oxygen batteries and the steps towards reality in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers.
Shaomao Xu, Sampson Lau and Lynden Archer publish a review paper in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, titled as 'CO2 and ambient air in metal-oxygen batteries-steps towards reality'. Read More ›

09-28-2015 › Lynden Archer named Editorial Board member and Associate Editor of AAAS journal Science Advances.
09-25-2015 › Samanvaya publishes in Macro Letters on 'Hyperdiffusive Dynamics in Newtonian nanoparticle fluids'
Samanvaya Srivastava, Praveen Agarwal, Rahul Mangal, Donald L. Koch, Suresh Narayanan, and Lynden A. Archer publish in ACS Macro letters titled "Hyperdiffusive Dynamics in Newtonian nanoparticle fluids". Read More ›

09-20-2015 › Akanksha invited to give a talk at the summer success symposium!
The workshop was titled as- Leadership development:ensuring your success in your graduate studies and beyond, and the symposium was named as the Summer Success Symposium. Read More ›

09-17-2015 › Archer selected to present National Science Foundation 2016 distinguished lecture.
Archer is selected to present National Science Foundation 2016 distinguished lecture in Mathematical and Physical Science on Nanoscale Organic Hybrid Materials and their Applications in Energy Storage. Read More ›

09-2015 › David Lou promoted to Full Professor in Nanyang Technological University
Archer group alumnus David Lou (Ph.D. '08) got promoted to Full Professor in Sept. 2015 and became the youngest Full Professor in Singapore. Congratulations! Read More ›

09-01-2015 › Research about SPAN published in JACS
Shuya Wei, Lin Ma, Kenville Hendrickson, Zhengyuan Tu and Lynden A. Archer publish paper 'Metal-sulfur battery cathodes based on PAN-Sulfur composites' in Journal of the American Chemical Society. Read More ›

08-26-2015 › Lin publishes work about hybrid cathode of TiS2 and sulfur.
Lin Ma, Shuya Wei, Houlong Zhuang, Kenville Hendrickson, Richard G. Hennig and Lynden A. Archer publish paper 'Hybrid cathode architectures for lithium batteries based on TiS2 and sulfur' in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Read More ›

08-17-2015 › Paper accepted in Macromolecules
Sung A. Kim and Rahul Mangal publish in Macromolecules titled "Relaxation Dynamics of Nanoparticle-Tethered Polymer Chains" Read More ›

08-03-2015 › Sampson publishes on Li/O2 batteries in Nano Letters
Sampson's paper, "Nucleation and Growth of Lithium Peroxide in the Li-O2 Battery", was recently published in Nano Letters. Read More ›

07-2015 › Jennifer Schaefer joins University of Notre Dame faculty
Archer group alumnus Jennifer Schaefer (Ph.D. '13) became Assistant Professor in Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in University of Notre Dame. Read More ›

06-2015 › Congratulations to Akanksha, Lin and Rahul on passing their A exams!
3rd year PhD students Akanksha, Lin and Rahul passed their A exams in June and became PhD candidates. Read More ›

06-05-2015 › Rahul reports on PNCs in Nature Communications
Rahul Mangal publishes in Nature Communications titled "Phase stability and dynamics of entangled polymer–nanoparticle composites". Read More ›

06-01-2015 › Zhengyuan Published work on Small!
Zhengyuan and Yingying published paper on safe battery with nanoporous solid hybrid electrolyte on Small! Congrat! Read More ›

05-25-2015 › Akanksha argues that bidispersity leads to two-step yielding in Soft Matter
Agrawal A, Yu H.-Y., Srivastava S., Choudhury S., Narayanan S., Archer L.A., Dynamics and Yielding of Binary Self-Suspended Nanoparticle Fluids, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 5224-5234. Read More ›

05-19-2015 › Lin received Best Poster Award at the 2015 CCMR Symposium.
Lin won the Best Poster Award in 2015 CCMR Symposium (Cornell Center for Materials Research). Congratulations! Read More ›

05-2015 › Akanksha won TA of the Year Award in Chemical Engineering
Akanksha won Graduate TA of the Year Award for CHEME 3240- Heat and Mass Transfer. Congratulations! Read More ›

04-28-2015 › Lin reviews lithium/sulfur battery science in Nano Today
Lin Ma, Kenville E. Hendrickson, Shuya Wei, Lynden A. Archer's paper 'Nanomaterials Science and applications in the lithium-sulfur battery' is published in Nano Today Read More ›

04-2015 › Dr. Chongli Yuan Promoted to Associate Professor at Purdue
Archer group alumnus Chongli Yuan (Ph.D. '07) got promoted to Associate Professor in April 2015. Congratulations! Read More ›

03-04-2015 › Snehashis and Akanksha report on synthesis and structure of covalently tethered NOHMs in Langmuir
Choudhury S*, Agrawal A*, Kim S A, Archer L.A., Self-Suspended Suspension of Covalently Grafted Nanoparticles, Langmuir, 2015, 31(10), 3222-3231. Read More ›

02-26-2015 › Lin won Best Poster Award in CFES conference
Lin won the Best Poster Award in CFES Annual Conference (Center for Future Energy Systems). Congratulations! Read More ›

02-24-2015 › Kenville publishes on membraneless lithium/sulfur batteries in Advanced Science
Kenville E Hendrickson, Lin Ma, Gil Cohn, Yingying Lu and Lynden A. Archer publish paper 'Model Membrane-Free Li-S Batteries for Enhanced Performance and cycle Life' in Advanced Science Read More ›

02-22-2015 › Gil’s work on mechanically rechargeable Aluminum/sulfur batteries published in Journal of Power Sources
Gil Cohn, Lin Ma, Lynden A. Archer's paper 'A novel non-aqueous aluminum sulfur battery' is published in Journal of Power Sourves Read More ›

02-14-2015 › Yingying shows that single-ion conducting electrolyte gels arrest lithium dendrites in Advanced Energy Materials
Yingying Lu, Mulkul Tikekar, Ritesh Mohanty, Kenville E Hendrickson, Lin Ma, and Lynden A. Archer publish paper 'Stable Cycling of Lithium Metal Baterries Using High Transference Number Electrolytes' in Advanced Energy Materials. Read More ›

02-2015 › Yingying appointed as faculty member in Zhejiang University
Yingying Lu (Ph.D. 14') became a faculty in the State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineeing in Zhejiang University in China. Congratulations! Read More ›

02-11-2015 › Akanksha and Snehashis show that biomodal NOHMs are better electrolytes than single-component analogs in RSC Advances
Agrawal A*, Choudhury S*, Archer L.A., A highly conductive, non-flammable polymer-nanoparticle hybrid electrolyte, RSC Advances, 2015,5, 20800-20809 Read More ›

12-2014 › Yingying wins Austin Hooey Graduate Award for outstanding achievements in research
Yingying won Austin Hooey Graduate Award, which is the highest honor given by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular for the graduate students. Read More ›

11-13-2015 › Lin wins Best Poster Award at the 2014 NY-BEST conference
Lin is the 1st place winner of the Best Poster Award in NY-BEST (New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium). Congratulations! Read More ›

10-01-2014 › Yingying and Zhengyuan published work on Nature Materials and highlighted by Cornell Daily Sun!
Yingying and Zhengyuan co-authored paper, titled as 'Stable lithium electrodeposition in liquid and nanoporous solid electrolytes', about lithium halide salt additives to prevent dendrite growth on Nature Materials, and was highlighted by Cornell Daily Sun! Read More ›

07-30-2015 › Lin’s work on tethered molecular sorbents for lithium-sulfur battery cathodes featured on front cover of Advanced Energy Materials
Lin Ma, Houlong Zhuang, Yingying Lu, Surya S. Moganty, Richard G. Hennig and Lynden A. Archer publish paper 'Tethered Molecular Sorbents Enabling Metal-Sulfur Battery Cathodes' in Advanced Energy Materials. This paper is featured as the front cover of the journal. Read More ›

01-01-2014 › Zhengyuan Published work on Advanced Energy Materials
Zhengyuan, Yu, and Yingying published paper about nanoporous laminated ceramic/polymer composite on Advanced Energy Materials! Title 'Nanoporous Polymer‐Ceramic Composite Electrolytes for Lithium Metal Batteries'. Read More ›