Group Members


Current Students

Zilai Yan
Hometown: Yueyang, China
Program: Ph.D.
Joined: September, 2014

Zilai's research
High Temperature Lithium Ion Batteries

Contact
zilai.yan@dal.ca

Haonan Yu
Hometown: Harbin, China
Program: M.Sc.
Joined: September, 2016

Haonan's research
High Temperature Sodium Ion Batteries

Contact
hn420233@dal.ca

Isabella Avelar
Hometown: Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Program: Mitacs Summer Student
Joined: July, 2019

I have graduated as a technician in Chemistry at the Federal Institute of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and have obtained a B.Sc. in Science and Technology at the Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil. I am currently a Chemical Engineering student in Brazil and have done part of my undergraduate studies at California State University.

Isabella's research
Anodes for Li-ion batteries

Contact
avelar.ias@gmail.ca

Jiaxin Wang
Hometown: Dalian, Liaoning, China
Program: Mitacs Summer Student, B. Eng. in Materials Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology
Joined: July, 2019

Jiaxin's research
Catalytic graphitization with light metals

Contact
wangjiaxinerin@outlook.com

Scott Young
Hometown: New Glasgow, NS
Program: Summer Student
Joined: April, 2019

Scott's research
Negative electrodes for lithium ion batteries

Contact
rb588309@dal.ca

Simeng Cao
Hometown: Hebei, China
Program: M.Sc.
Joined: September, 2015

Simeng's research

Silicon alloys for Li-ion batteries

Contact
simengcao@dal.ca

Yijia (Annie) Liu
Hometown: Jiangsu, China
Program: M.Sc.
Joined: September, 2015

Yijia's research
Silicon alloys for Li-ion batteries

Contact
yijialiu@dal.ca

Congxiao Wei
Hometown: China
Program: M.Sc.
Joined: October, 2016

Wei's research
Li-ion batteries

Contact
c.wei@dal.ca

Ben Scott
Hometown: Argyle, NS
Program: M.Sc.
Joined: September, 2016

Ben's research

Mössbauer Spectroscopy, Anodes for Li-ion batteries and their applications

Contact
b.scott@dal.ca

Jun Wang
Hometown: Shanxi, China
Program: M.Sc.
Joined: September, 2017

Jun's research
Li-ion batteries anodes

Contact
Jun@dal.ca

Michael Charlton
Hometown: Lower Sackville, NS.
Program: M.Sc.
Joined: September, 2017


Michael's research
Organic cathode materials for metal-ion batteries and catalytic graphitization with light metals

Contact
michael.charlton@dal.ca

 

Current Postdoctoral Fellows

Yidan Cao
Hometown: Hebei, China

Joined: October, 2016

 

Yidan's research
Li-ion batteries anodes  

Contact
yidancao@dal.ca                        

Lituo Zheng
Hometown: Fuzhou, Fujian, China

Joined: May 2019

Lituo's research
Li-ion batteries

Contact
lituo.zheng@dal.ca  

Research Associate

Tim Hatchard



Contact
hatchard@dal.ca

Previous Graduate Students

Ryan Fielden  

Hometown: Newport, Nova Scotia
Program: Ph.D.

Joined: May, 2010

Graduate: April, 2017

Ryan's research
Na-ion battery anodes

Zack Brown 
Program: M.Sc.

Joined: May, 2013

Graduate: July, 2015

Zack's research
Na-ion battery 

Lauren MacEachern
Program: M.Sc.

Joined: September, 2012

Graduate: August, 2014

Lauren's research
Thin film negative electrode materials for Li-ion batteries

John Thorne
Program: Ph.D.

Joined: September, 2010

Graduate: August, 2015

John's research
Na-ion batteries                                                              

Yukun (Leo) Wang
Program: visiting Ph.D.

Joined: January, 2016

Yukun's Research
Si-based alloy anodes                                                      

Lituo Zheng
Program: Ph.D.

Joined: September, 2013

Graduated: May, 2019

Lituo's research
Sodium-ion batteries                                                        

Leyi (Roy) Zhao
Program: Ph.D.

Joined: September, 2013

Graduated: May, 2019

Leyi's Research
Catalytic Graphitization with light metals and its applications

Previous Postdoctoral Fellows

Xiuyun Zhao
Hometown: Hebei, China

Joined: May, 2013

Xiuyun's research
Li-ion batteries anodes   

Zhijia (Justin) Du
Hometown: Shandong, China

Joined: May, 2013

Zhijia's research
Li-ion batteries anodes   

Previous Visiting Professor

Lingjun Li
Hometown: Hunan, China
Program: Visiting Professor
Joined: October, 2015

Lingjun's research
Cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries

Contact
csullj@hotmail.com

Previous Summer Students

Victoria Downing
Hometown: Truro, Nova Scotia
Program: B.Sc. in Chemistry, Memorial University
Joined: May, 2015

Contact
vad716@mun.ca

Alexa Kirste
Hometown: Aztec, New Mexico
Program: B.Sc. in Chemistry, Dalhousie University
Joined: January, 2016

Contact
A.Kirste@dal.ca

Jerry Li
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Program: B.Eng, University of Toronto
Joined: May, 2016

Contact
jeirui.li@mail.utoronto.ca

Mariya Kalinina
Hometown: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Program: B.Sc. in Chemistry, Ryerson University
Joined: May, 2016

Contact
mariya.kalinina@ryerson.ca                                                                                  
Shayne Gracious
Hometown: London, ON
Program: B.Sc. Honours Project
Joined: September, 2016

Contact
shaynegracious@dal.ca                                                                                        

Matthew Garayt
Hometown: Port Moody, BC
Program: Summer Student
Joined: April, 2019

Research: Novel manufacturing methods for positive and negative electrode materials

Contact
matthew.garayt@live.ca

Ryan Bowers
Hometown: Dartmouth, NS
Program: Summer Student
Joined: April, 2019

Contact
ry297818@dal.ca