group news and updates

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October 29, 2021

Kim took part in the panel discussion, "Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries," hosted by the Royal Society Of Chemistry.

You can watch Kim discuss next-generation systems and more here.

September 20, 2021

We are excited to welcome Xiaotong Li to the group!

We are thrilled to welcome a new postdoc to the group, Dr. Xiaotong Li. Check out her bio in the members page

August 27, 2021

Kim took part in a Q&A with Caltech's Science Exchange.

You can watch Kim discusses her research and plans for the future of batteries here.

August 20, 2021

Congratulations to Eshaan!

Many congratulations to Eshaan Patheria who has been selected to receive a 2021 Switzer Environmental Fellowship.

May 19, 2021

We have new group members!

We are thrilled to welcome a new postdoc to the group, Dr. Shaoyang Lin, and a new graduate student, Wendy Zhang! Welcome!

Mar 23, 2021

See Group G2s are recognized by the NSF!

We are so excited for Eshaan, Kim, and Michelle who were awarded the NSF GRFP and for Brian who was awarded Honorable Mention! You all are the Powerhouse Cohort! Well deserved and congratulations!!!

Feb 02, 2021

Congratulations to Steven!

Many congratulations to Steven who passed his candidacy exam!! 

Oct 15, 2020

Kim is awarded a 2020 Packard Fellowship!

Kim is selected as a 2020 Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering. Read more about the fellowship and the awardees here.

Aug 24, 2020

Postdoc position available in the area of solar fuels

The See Group is looking for a postdoc in the area of solar fuels. For more information, click here.

Jul 29, 2020

The Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) was awarded!

The See Group is excited to be part of the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA), one of two DOE solar fuels hubs. See the press release here

Jul 20, 2020

Kim is elected to the Early Career Advisory Board of Chemical Reviews

Kim is honored to be part of the Early Career Advisory Board for Chemical Reviews. Find out more about the board here.

Jul 01, 2020

Our NSF Center for Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry CCI was funded!

The See Group is excited to be part of the Center for Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry! The center is an NSF CCI focused on using electrochemistry in organic synthesis. See the press release here and check out CSOE's website here

Jun 15, 2020

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Zac Iton!

Many congratulations to Zac Iton who successfully passed his candidacy exam today!

Jun 09, 2020

Dr. Forrest Laskowski receives the Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Many congratulations to Dr Forrest Laskowski for being awarded the prestigious Arnold. O Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship!

Jun 05, 2020

The lab is open at reduced capacity!

We are excited to get back in the lab at reduced capacity. We are taking many precautions to ensure the safety of our group members and community including required physical distancing, masks, building protocols, etc.

May 04, 2020

New group member!

We are thrilled to (finally!) welcome Steven Stradley officially to the team! Check out his bio in the members page.

Mar 30, 2020

Anion redox in Li-rich sulfides study published!

Many congratulations to co-first authors Charlie and Josh, along with coauthor Andy and collaborators, on their paper characterizing multielectron redox in Li-rich sulfides that's out today in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

Mar 16, 2020

The See lab is shut down

To help prevent the spread of CoVid-19, the See lab is officially shut down. We will continue to safely work from home as best we can. We are hoping everyone is able to stay healthy and safe.

Dec 02, 2019

The See Group warmly welcomes our new G1s!

The See Group is very proud to welcome first year Chemistry students Brian Lee, Eshaan Patheria, Kim Pham, and Michelle Qian to the group! Check out their bios on the members page.

Nov 12, 2019

Kim wins the Science Award Electrochemistry

Kim traveled to Wolfsburg, Germany to compete for the international Science Award Electrochemistry. Kim was recognized by a six-member jury of experts for "her outstanding contribution to research into multivalent ion and sulphur batteries." The award is a joint initiative between Volkswagen and BASF. Find out more about the award here.

Oct 01, 2019

We welcome Dr. Forrest Laksowski to the group!

The See Group is excited to welcome our newest postdoc, Dr. Forrest Laskowski, to the group! Forrest comes to us from the Boettcher group at the University of Oregon. Check out his most recent publication in Nature Materials! Find out more about Forrest himself in the member page.

Sep 25, 2019

Steve Kim passes candidacy!

Many congratulations to Steve Kim who passed his candidacy exam today!

Sep 15, 2019

Kim travels to Jerusalem for the Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium

Kim is invited to attend the Israeli-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium hosted by the National Academy of Sciences and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Find out more about Frontiers here.

Sep 13, 2019

Kim is a finalist for the VW/BASF Science Award Electrochemistry

Kim is a finalist for the VW/BASF Science Award Electrochemistry. She will travel to Wolfsburg, Germany to give a talk on her work in November at the Science Dialog in which "the most recent developments and challenges in applied research in electrochemistry" will be discussed.

Aug 18, 2019

Zac Iton is awarded the Bill H. James Foundation for Aspiring African-American Engineers Scholarship!

Many, many congratulations to Zac Iton who was awarded the Bill H. James Foundation for Aspiring African-American Engineers 2019-2020 Scholarship! Check out the announcement here!

Jun 25, 2019

We are excited to welcome Zac Iton to the group!

We are thrilled to welcome Zac Iton to the group! Zac will be working on divalent ionics. Check out Zac's bio in the members page.

Jun 14, 2019

Sarah's paper on electrolytes for Mg-S batteries is out!

Check out Sarah's paper probing MACC as an electrolyte for Mg-S batteries published in Inorganic Chemistry. You can read a bit more about the paper in the publications tab.

Jun 14, 2019

Congratulations to Charlie Hansen!

Charlie has earned his Masters in Chemical Engineering! Congratulations, Charlie! We wish him all the best in his new position as a Chemistry Fleet Support Engineer at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Bettis.

May 28, 2019

Our work is featured on the cover of Chemistry of Materials

We are super excited that our work on divalent ion conductors is featured on the cover of Chemistry of Materials

May 28, 2019

Kim is awarded the Beckman Young Investigator Award!

Kim is awarded the Beckman Young Investigator Award by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The press release can be found here.

Apr 08, 2019

Charlie and Josh are awarded the NSF GRFP!!

We are so excited for Charlie Hansen and Josh Zak who were awarded the 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! CONGRATULATIONS!

Mar 20, 2019

Steve Kim officially joins the group!

We are pleased to welcome Steve Kim officially to the group!

Mar 15, 2019

Andy's paper on Zn2+ conduction in ZnPS3 is out!

Check out Andy and Sarah's paper, along with our theory collaborators including the Bernardi and Schleife groups, published in Chemistry of Materials. You can read a bit more about the paper in the publications tab.

Feb 27, 2019

Josh Zak is a PhD candidate!!

Many congratulations to Josh Zak for passing his oral candidacy exam today!

Feb 20, 2019

Sarah Bevilacqua is a PhD candidate!!

Many congratulations to Sarah Bevilacqua for passing her oral candidacy exam today!

Dec 01, 2018

The See Group welcomes Skyler Ware to the team!

We are very excited to welcome Skyler Ware to the group!

Oct 26, 2018

Sarah is awarded the Resnick Institute Graduate Fellowship!

Many, many congratulations to Sarah Bevilacqua, who was was awarded the Resnick Institute Graduate Fellowship! More information about the Resnick Institute and the fellowship program can be found here.

Sep 26, 2018

Charlie Hansen is a PhD Candidate!

Congratulations to Charlie Hansen for passing his candidacy exam today!

Jul 31, 2018

Kim is awarded the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship!

Kim is selected as an ECS 2018-2019 Toyota Young Investigator Fellow. We will be evaluating multi-electron cathodes for Li-ion batteries and are excited for the opportunity to interface with the ECS and the Toyota Research Institute!

Jul 30, 2018

The See Group welcomes our second incoming G1 for the summer!

We are pleased to welcome Skyler Ware to the group for the summer! Skyler will be working on new electrolytes for energy storage.

Jul 19, 2018

The See Group welcomes our first incoming G1 for the summer!

We are pleased to welcome Ruben Mirzoyan to the group for the summer! Ruben will be working on new materials for energy storage.

Jun 11, 2018

Welcome to our summer undergraduate!

We are pleased to welcome Kim Pham to the group! Kim is a WAVE Fellow from Brown University.

Apr 06, 2018

Labwarming party today at 3 pm!

Come join us for our official labwarming party today at 3 pm!! Come learn about batteries, have a beverage, and eat some snacks!

Apr 05, 2018

Charlie joins the group!

We are thrilled to welcome Charlie as an official member of the See Group!

Feb 02, 2018

Andy is awarded a Resnick Sustainability Institute Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellowship!

Andy has been awarded a Resnick Sustainability Institute Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellowship! Congratulations, Andy!! Find out more about this program here. See how excited Andy is here.

Dec 01, 2017

The group is growing!

The See Group welcomes new members Sarah Bevilacqua and Josh Zak to the team!

Sep 24, 2017

See Group Meeting!

We will hold our first group meeting on Tuesday, September 26 at 3 pm! Email Kim for location if you're interested in attending.

Oct 02, 2017

Welcome to our first postdoc!

Welcome Dr. Andy Martinolich to the team! Andy comes to us from Colorado State where he worked with Prof. Jamie Neilson understanding solid-state reaction pathways.

Aug 25, 2017

Kim is awarded the ECS Battery Division Postdoctoral Associate Research Award

Kim is awarded the Electrochemical Society's Battery Division Postdoctoral Associate Research Award Sponsored by MTI Corporation and the Jiang Family Foundation. Come check out her talk on her postdoctoral research at the ECS Meeting in National Harbor on October 3rd!

May 29, 2017

Next Generation Batteries at the Canadian Chemsitry Conference

Don't miss Kim's talk on Mg electrodeposition mechanisms at the Canadian Chemistry Conference starting at 1:40 pm in the Analytical and Physical Electrochemistry of Materials Symposium in the Analytical Chemistry Division in room 205C of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

May 22, 2017

Kim's seminar at the Weizmann Institute of Science

Are you in Rehovot? Kim will be giving the Materials and Interfaces seminar in the Perlman Building at 2 pm Room 404!

Apr 06, 2017

Electrochemistry course

Kim will be teaching Ch 117 this fall. Sign up!

Mar 29, 2017

Kim is selected as a Scialog Fellow

Kim has been selected as a Scialog Fellow to participate in Scialog: Advanced Energy Storage – "a program of search and discovery for truly transformative energy storage systems."

Mar 02, 2017

The See Group is coming to Caltech!

Kim is very excited to join the faculty in the CCE division at Caltech this fall!