Shirley Meng

Associate Professor

  • Lithium-ion Batteries, Sodium-ion Batteries, Flow Batteries, Solid State Batteries, Zinc-Air Fuel Cells, and Magnesium-ion Batteries
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Sensitized Solar Cells

Shirley Meng, Associate professor of NanoEngineering at the University of California San Diego, heads an interdisciplinary laboratory focused on energy storage (batteries and supercapacitors) & conversion (solar and magnetic). Dr. Shirley Meng received her Ph.D. in Advance Materials for Micro & Nano Systems from the Singapore-MIT Alliance in 2005, after which she worked as a postdoc research fellow and became a research scientist at MIT before joining University of Florida, Department of Materials Science & Engineering as a junior faculty member. Shirley is currently the associate professor in the Department of NanoEngineering, University of California San Diego (UCSD). She received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2011 and UCSD Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories Award in 2013. Shirley Meng pioneered in combining first principles computation with highly skilled experiments (in operando characterization with X-ray, Neutron and Electron scattering) for designing and optimizing electrode materials for lithium ion, sodium ion and aqueous based rechargeable batteries. The more recent programs include the design, processing, and in situ characterization of energy storage materials in TEM; new intercalation materials for sodium ion batteries; and advanced flow batteries for grids large scale storage.

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Mahsa Sina

Visiting Graudate Student

Akihiro Orita

Graudate Student(s)

Name: Han Nguyen

Name: Michel Verde

Name: Chloe Yoon

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