Simon Billinge, Professor of Materials Science and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, along with a team of scientists from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Brookhaven National Laboratory, have made important progress in understanding one of the most promising artificial photosynthesis catalysts, cobalt oxide. Their findings were published in PNAS.
A team of scientists from Columbia Engineering and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, led by Prof. Oleg Gang, has shown that cube-shaped nanoparticles, or nanocubes, coated with single-stranded DNA chains assemble into an unusual “zigzag” arrangement that has never been observed before at the nanoscale or macroscale. Their discovery was reported in the May 17 online issue of Sciences Advances.
Prof. Katayun Barmak was a featured speaker at the Women in Engineering Day on April 19, hosted by Columbia Engineering’s undergraduate chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The event, hosted by Dean Mary Boyce, featured 5 faculty members who spoke about their current research and also offered advice and insights from their career paths.
The grand challenge to improve energy storage and increase battery life, while ensuring safe operation, is becoming evermore critical as we become increasingly reliant on this energy source for everything from portable devices to electric vehicles. A Columbia Engineering team led by Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, announced today that they have developed a new method for safely prolonging battery life by inserting a nano-coating of boron nitride (BN) to stabilize solid electrolytes in lithium metal batteries. Their findings are outlined in a new study published by Joule.
Simon Billinge, a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and a Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and APAM alumn, Dr. Chenyang Shi (Ph.D. 2015, Materials Science and Engineering), were recently featured in the following article by Mary Alexandra Agner. It was originally published as highlight on the Advanced Photon Source/Argonne National Laboratory website.