New paper on COVID-19 published
Lei's paper that calculated propagation of respiratory droplets and aerosol particles in different environmental temperature and humidity conditions is published in Nano Letters. The work is featured in UCSB news.
We open sourced the code for the paper on GitHub.
Book chapter in Women in Nanotechnology published
Yangying, Prof. Evelyn Wang and colleagues contributed a chapter titled "Manipulating water and heat with nanoengineered surfaces" to a new book "Women in Nanotechnology" edited by Prof. Pamela M. Norris and Prof. Lisa Friedersdorf. We introduced the exciting advancements in heat transfer and water desalination realized by nanoengineering, and also shared our personal stories in pursuing a career in STEM.
Temperature hotspot effect in batteries published
Understanding how temperature hotspots affect battery operations is crucial for battery safety. We used a micro-Raman spectroscopy as a thermometer to probe local temperatures of lithium-metal batteries and observed a temperature-triggered failure mechanism. This work is published in Nature Communications and highlighted in SLAC news.
Review on fast-charging of batteries published
Extreme fast charging of batteries is a critical enabler for mass market adoption of electric vehicles. In a new review published on Nature Energy, we discuss materials and thermal requirements and opportunities for fast charging of batteries.
Yangying joined UCSB!
Yangying will start as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department of UCSB in 2019 Fall! She will develop an interdisciplinary research program that intersects the fields of thermo-fluid engineering and materials science for more efficient thermal management and sustainable energy solutions. Interested students and postdocs are welcome to contact her at
Graduate students Harrison Szeto, Xichen Liang, Olivia Wander, postdoc Farzad Ahmadi and undergraduate student Sebastian Vargas joined Tfel in 2020. Welcome!