Portrait of Zhihui Wang

Zhihui Wang

Electrochemical Technologies Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 70R0108B
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 70-0286
(510) 486-6586

I am a chemist and my research is focused on both environmental science and energy storage technology. I got my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Peking University. Then I earned my Ph.D. at State University of New York at Stony Brook. My dissertation work was focused on atmospheric carbon monoxide source strengths from preindustrial times to present day. Then I changed the direction of my study to energy storage technology. I am currently working on the anode and cathode materials in lithium ion batteries.

Below is my professional experience:

Chemist Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (2012-present)

  1. Investigate thermal stability of silicon anode in Li-ion battery
  2. Application of stabilized lithium metal powder (SLMP) in anode materials of Li-ion batteries
  3. Application of conductive binder in lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries

Postdoctoral Associate, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (2010-2012)
Studied atmospheric carbon monoxide concentration and isotopic ratios over the last 5000 years and their implications on carbon monoxide budget and paleoatmospheric chemistry

Graduate Research Assistant, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (2005-2009)

  1. Successfully developed a technique to analyze atmospheric carbon monoxide concentration and isotopic ratios based on a cryogenic vacuum system and GC-Isotope ratio mass spectrometer
  2. Investigated atmospheric carbon monoxide source strengths in preindustrial times based on carbon monoxide concentration and isotopic ratios from polar snow and ice core

Graduate Teaching Assistant, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (2004-2005)

Application Development Engineer in Beijing Purkinje General Instrument Co. LTD, Beijing, China (2003-2004)
Developed new applications for the UV-VIS spectrophotometer and worked closely with R&D and customers on optimizing analysis procedure and to increase the sales of products

Research Assistant, Peking University, Beijing, China (2000-2003)
Studied volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from vegetations in China by using GC-FID

Awards/Honors

  • 2011 Invited Participant with Travel Award: The 11th Biennial Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS XI), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA
  • 2010 Young Scientist Best Presentation Prize: The 11th Science Conference of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project and the 12th Symposium of the International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (CACGP), Halifax, Canada
  • 2003 IET Scholarship, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • 1997, 1998 Chuying Scholarship, Peking University, Beijing, China

Seminars

  1. Material Research Society (MRS) Spring meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2013
  2. The 11th Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS XI). Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA, 2011.
  3. The 11th Science Conference of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project and the 12th Symposium of the International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (CACGP), Halifax, Canada, 2010.

Education

2009, Ph.D. Marine and Atmospheric Science, SUNY at Stony Brook
2003, M.S. Environmental Science, Peking University, Beijing, China
2000, B.S. Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing, China

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