Fei Lab


We are a materials and chemical engineering research group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UL Lafayette. Our research focuses on the design, synthesis, and engineering of nanostructured materials and their composite materials for applications on energy storage and conversion, drug delivery, catalysis , and water purification. We are interested in both fundamental research and real applications.

News and Events

OCT 8, 2020, Congratulations to Zizhou! His first-authored paper entitled "Directly Embedded Ni3S2/Co9S8@S-Doped Carbon Nanofiber Networks as Free-standing Anode for Lithium-ion Batteries" has been accepted by Sustainable Energy & Fuels. Well done!

Sep 21, 2020, Our review paper entitled" A Mini Review on Superhydrophobic and Transparent Surfaces" has been published on The Chemical Record ! Congratulations to all! link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/tcr.202000075

August 13, 2020, Congratulations to Jed! His first journal paper entitled" Investigating the Effects of Lithium Phosphorous Oxynitride Coating on Blended Solid Polymer Electrolytes" has been accepted to ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces ! Great achievement as a master student. link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.0c09113

May 12, 2020, Dr. Fei was awarded "2020 Early Career Researcher " by the College of Engineering. Thank you all for the kind support!

May 8, 2020, Jed LaCoste passed his master defense, Congratulations! Jed is going to start his next life chapter as a PhD candidate in Colorado School of Mines. Best luck for your future!

Apr 2, 2020, Our proposal titled "Development of High-Performance Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries" was funded by LA Board of Regents . This project aims to utilize crustacean shells waste for battery applications. We are grateful for the generous support.

Mar 3, 2020, Our proposal focusing on light weight and high energy density materials for Li-ion battery in support of NASA's Space Mission was funded by LA NASA EPSCoR . We are grateful for the generous support.

Jan 8, 2020, Dr. Fei received the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award provided by the Office of Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Development and Louisiana Council on Excellence in Undergraduate Research (LaCOEUR). Thank you all for the support!

Dec 5, 2019, Our proposal on 3D metal printing for lithium ion batteries has been recommend for funding. Many thanks to CIMM for the fund and facility support!

Nov 10-15, 2019, Zizhou presented our work on metal sulfide in AICHE meeting. Dr. Fei chaired the Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Applications Session and met our collaborators.

Oct 13-17, 2019, Jed presented our work on solid state electrolyte in ECS!

May-August, 2019, Jed and Dr.Fei visited the Material Discovery team in NREL led by Dr. Andriy Zakutayev to work on solid state batteries project. Thank you for hosting us!

April 3, 2019, Jed presented in 2019 IEEE Green Technologies Conference(GreenTech). Well done!

April 1, 2019, Dr. Shaobo Li joined us as a postdoc. Welcome!

March 29, 2019, Freshman Ryan Cook attended 2019 E&T Presentation Competition and was selected as one of five finalists. Congratulations!

March 27, 2019, Jed presented our research to high school students during 2019 Engineering and Technology Expo. Jed also attended the Graduate Poster Competition. Thank you for the hard work.

March 1, 2019, Dr. Fei was awarded the Chevron Endowed Professorship in Chemical Engineering . Thank you all for your support.

Feb 8, 2019, Dr. Fei, Adviser of SWE, led students to Geismar, LA to visit BASF and toured the plant, including their Acetylene, Amines, Polyol, & Aniline units as well as Maintenance, Mechanical Integrity & Substation 104 subdivisions !

Feb 1, 2019, Undergraduate Drew Matherne joined our group! Welcome!

Nov 17, 2018, Freshmen Ryan Cook and Nicholas Campo presented posters in the 11th Annual Honors Undergraduate Research Conference in UL Lafayette. Well done!

Oct 28-Nov 1, 2018 Dr. Fei chaired the Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Session in 2018 AICHE Annual Meeting. Hui Guo also attended the meeting.

Oct 19, 2018 Dr. Fei gave an invited talk in Macromolecular Chemistry Seminar at Louisiana State University.

September 10, 2018 Dr. Guanjun Yang, Director of Center for Thermal Spray and Hybrid Materials in Xi'an Jiaotong University, delivered an invited talk on perovskite solar cells in our group.

August 20, 2018 Dr. Fei's first proposal to NSF was awarded. A research grant of $250,000 was received.

July 23-26,2018 Dr. Fei attended 2018 CCPS process safety faculty workship in BASF Wyandotte site, Michigan.

April 24, 2018 Sydney E Ardoin joined Fei Lab as a Ph.D student. Welcome!

April 23, 2018 Hui Guo from Central South University, China joined Fei Lab as a visiting scholar. Welcome!

Mar. 27, 2018 Jed LaCoste joined Fei Lab as a master student. Welcome!

Feb. 23, 2018, Dr. Fei served as judge for Energy Session in the Louisiana Region VI Science and Engineering Fair .

Feb. 19, 2018, Dr. Fei attended the Society of Woman Engineering (SWE) workshop.

Jan. 29, 2018, Dr. Fei gave a presentation in the departmental graduate students seminar.

Jan. 15, 2018, Undergraduate Gordon Kenneth joined Fei Lab. Welcome!

Jan. 04, 2018, Dr. Fei joined Department of Chemical Engineering, UL Lafayette.

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