In the Wolverton Research Group, our research focuses on using computational tools to help tackle today's pressing energy challenges.

Recent Announcements

  • New paper published in ScienceAdvances on designing the Li4(Mn,M)2O5 based electrodes for Li-ion batteries Zhenpeng's work on designing the Li4(Mn,M)2O5 based high-energy-density cathode materials is recently published on Science Advances:Z. Yao, S. Kim, J. He, V. I. Hegde, C. Wolverton, Interplay of Cation and Anion Redox in Li4Mn2O5 Material and Prediction of Improved Li4(Mn,M)2O5 Cathodes for Li-ion Batteries, Science Advances, 4, eaao6754 (2018).
    Posted May 23, 2018, 4:00 PM by Zhenpeng Yao
  • Kyle Bushick wins the Hilliard Award for Research and Design! Congratulations to Kyle for winning the Hilliard Award for Research and Design, awarded to the outstanding senior in Northwestern's MSE department! Kyle will be taking his talents to the Kioupakis group at the University of Michigan in the fall. 
    Posted May 16, 2018, 8:51 AM by Shane Patel
  • Wolverton Group Machine Learning Work features in Forbes and The Verge! Congratulations to Logan, whose recent publication on leveraging data to discover metallic glasses drew attention from both Forbes and The Verge.
    Posted Apr 30, 2018, 11:02 AM by Shane Patel
  • New Paper on Lithium Cobalt Spinel Oxides S. Kim, V. I. Hegde, Z. Yao, Z. Lu, M. Amsler, J. He, S. Hao, J. R. Croy, E. Lee, M. M. Thackeray, and C. Wolverton. First-Principles Study of Lithium Cobalt Spinel Oxides: Correlating Structure and Electrochemistry, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2018
    Posted Apr 30, 2018, 10:52 AM by Shane Patel
  • New paper accepted on ACS Nano for understanding the conversion reaction of SnS2 during lithiation S. Hwang, Z. Yao, L. Zhang, M. Fu, K. He, L. Mai, C. Wolverton, D. Su, Multi-step Lithiation of Tin Sulfide: An Investigation using In-Situ Electron Microscopy, ACS Nano, 2018, Accepted.
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 11:37 PM by Zhenpeng Yao
  • Congratulations to Dr. Yao! Congratulations to Zhenpeng, who successfully defended this dissertation last Thursday! Zhenpeng's next stop will be with the Aspuru-Guzik group at Harvard.
    Posted Feb 5, 2018, 3:52 PM by Shane Patel
  • Nature Energy Paper on High-energy density Electrodes Featured on NU Engineering News and DoE Homepage! Congratulations to Zhenpeng, who's work was featured in both Northwestern Engineering News, as well as the Department of Energy's homepage! Read the paper  on high energy-density Lithium-rich electrode materials exhibiting anionic redox activity.
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:10 PM by Shane Patel
  • Nature Energy paper on Anionic Redox Active High-energy-density Lithium-rich Electrode Materials C. Zhan, Z. Yao, J. Lu, L. Ma, V. A. Maroni, L. Li, E. Lee, E. E. Alp, T. Wu, J. Wen, Y. Ren, C. Johnson, M. M. Thackeray, M. K. Y. Chan, C. Wolverton & K. Amine, Enabling the high capacity of lithium-rich anti-fluorite lithium iron oxide by simultaneous anionic and cationic redox, Nature Energy 2, 963–971 (2017)
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 12:25 AM by Zhenpeng Yao
  • New paper on Non-equilibrium Phenomena in Electrochemistry: Dynamic Imaging of Metastable Reaction Pathways in Lithiated Cobalt Oxide Electrodes Q. Li, J. Wu, Z. Yao, M. M. Thackeray, C. Wolverton, V. P. Dravid, Dynamic Imaging of Metastable Reaction Pathways in Lithiated Metal Oxide Electrodes, Nano Energy, 2017.
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 12:25 AM by Zhenpeng Yao
  • Citrine Featured Among C&EN's 2017 10 Startups to Watch Citrine Informatics was featured in the latest issue of C&EN as one of 10 Startups to Watch! Congratulations to Wolverton Group alumni Bryce Meredig and Kyle Michel!
    Posted Nov 21, 2017, 7:47 AM by Shane Patel
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