Graduate Research Highlights

January 2023: Yingjie Chen

Yingjie Chen, 2nd-year PhD student in Prof. Li’s group

Notable recent achievements

Yingjie Chen standing in front of mountains and rocks wearing a pink tee shirt.

Yong Hu, Zipeng Guo, Yingjie Chen, Chi Zhou, Yuguang C. Li and Shenqiang Ren. 2022. ‘Molecular magneto-ionic proton sensor in solid-state proton battery’, Nature Communications, 13:7056. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-34874-6

Yingjie Chen, Wangzu Li, Yu Yao, Pratahdeep Gogoi, Xuebiao Deng, Yi Xie, Zhenyu Yang, Ying Wang, and Yuguang C. Li. 2022. 'Enabling Acidic Oxygen Reduction Reaction in a Zinc-Air Battery with Bipolar Membrane', ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14: 12257-63. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c24328

Lu An, Massimigliano Di Luigi, Donald Petit, Yong Hu, Yingjie Chen, Jason N. Armstrong, Yuguang C. Li, and Shenqiang Ren. 2022. 'Nanoengineering Porous Silica for Thermal Management', ACS Applied Nano Materials, 5: 2655-63. DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c04354

Hinterberger, Elizabeth, Erin Ackerly, Yingjie Chen, and Yuguang C. Li. 2021. 'Development of a Low-Cost and Versatile Gas Chromatography System for Teaching Analytical Chemistry', Journal of Chemical Education, 98: 4074-77. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00868

Research highlight

My current research mainly focuses on batteries and electrocatalysis. I’m also looking forward to incorporating in-situ characterization methods into regular electrochemical testing to better understand the underlying mechanism and improve existing system designs.

I’ve made some great friends here at UB in the past 4 years. They have provided me tremendous support both at work and outside of work. I also really enjoy the spring and summer weather here in Buffalo, another reason why I chose to stay and pursue my Ph.D. degree at UB.

I spend my spare time playing with my dog, taking her to the parks and hanging out with friends.

Congratulations, Yingjie!

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