Rachel Zhuojun Huang (email | web) received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2017. She is currently a 3rd year PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Rachel works with Professors Zhenan Bao and Yi Cui on polymeric materials for next-gen energy storage devices. She enjoys doing stand-up comedy in her free time.

Talk details: Electro-active ionomer interface for stabilizing lithium metal batteries
It is generally believed that lithium metal batteries (LMB) will succeed lithium ion batteries as the future of energy storage. Yet, maintaining uniform deposition of lithium metal on the anode has been the key challenge towards LMB commercialization. This talk will focus on designing a polymeric interface to stabilize lithium deposition.