ECS award for Argonne Lab scientist Meng

ECS award for Argonne Lab scientist Meng

ECS award for Argonne Lab scientist Meng 534 300 Energy Storage Journal

July 27, 2023: Senior Argonne National Laboratory scientist Shirley Meng has been honoured by The Electrochemical Society for her work on battery tech innovations.

Argonne said on July 10 Meng will be presented with the ECS 2023 battery division research award in October, in recognition of her work on interfacial science, which has led to improved battery technologies,

Meng is chief scientist at the Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science and is a professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago.

Her research focuses primarily on energy storage materials and systems, specifically rechargeable batteries for EVs and trucks, power sources for the internet of things and grid-scale storage integration with renewables.

ECS highlighted two papers published last year by Meng in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, one exploring the use of external mechanical pressure to regulate the growth of dendrites that form at the interfaces in batteries and lead to an electrical short.

The second paper looked at the process of lithium plating and stripping in rechargeable lithium batteries.

The battery division research award was established in 1958 to encourage excellence in battery and fuel cell research.