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Prof. Rupp joins Unifrax Battery Advisory Board
November 11, 2021

Prof. Rupp has joined Unifrax's Battery Advisory board supporting battery material & device production as well as Unifrax's new silicon anode technology "SiFAB". Additional information can be found on Business Wire.

Ericsson collaboration featured in All About Circuits
November 8, 2021

The group's work with Ericsson developing lithium-based memristors has been featured by All About Circuits. The Ericsson collaboration focuses on the development of Lithionic devices for neuromorphic computing. Prof. Rupp and Dr. Moran Balaish lead the MIT team, which consists of various members of the Rupp group alongside Professors Martin Bazant, Vivienne Sze, and Jesus del Alamo and their teams. The article showcases our past work as well as Prof. Rupp's vision of the future of neuromorphic computing.

Ericsson collaboration featured in MIT Materials Research Laboratory news
July 22, 2021

The group's collaboration with Ericsson has been featured by the MIT Materials Research Laboratory (MRL). The Ericsson collaboration focuses on the development of Lithionic devices for neuromorphic computing. Prof. Rupp and Dr. Moran Balaish lead the MIT team, which consists of various members of the Rupp group alongside Professors Martin Bazant, Vivienne Sze, and Jesus del Alamo and their teams. MRL published two articles, one announcing the collaboration and another detailing the specific research it enables.

2021 LILA-Material Science Mentoring Program fellows announced
June 8, 2021

Hana Gobena and Isaac Dyer have been named fellows in the LILA-Material Science Mentoring Program. More about the awardees and the LILA program can be found here.

Jesse wins ExxonMobil-MIT Energy Fellowship
June 3, 2021

Jesse has been awarded the 2021-2022 ExxonMobil-MIT Energy Fellowship. This competitive fellowship will help support Jesse's battery cell development project. Congratulations Jesse!

Prof. Rupp joins advisory board of Energy & Environmental Science
June 1, 2021

Prof. Rupp has accepted a position as advisory board member to serve and consult for the journal Energy & Environmental Science . On the advisory board, she will give input on the journal's future directions as well as make judgement calls for critical paper reviews.

Kierstin wins DMSE's Julian Szekely Award for Outstanding Junior
May 25, 2021

In recognition of her research and academic talents, Kierstin Torres has won DMSE's annual Julian Szekely Award for Outstanding Junior. Kierstin has contributed to various research projects and inventions within the Rupp group, resulting in great science and research papers, including a first authorship paper in Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations Kierstin!

Prof. Rupp named fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
May 12, 2021

In recognition of the high quality and impact of her contributions to the chemical sciences, Prof. Rupp has been invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) . The RSC is one of the most distinguished and influential professional societies within chemistry and adjacent fields. Congratulations Prof. Rupp, FRSC!

Prof. Rupp featured in MRS Bulletin
May 3, 2021

Prof. Rupp was featured in a recent profile in the MRS Bulletin. The profile touches upon her personal history and research interests as well as her thoughts on how to make science and engineering more inclusive and impactful.

Jesse Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Mar 26, 2021

Congratulations to Jesse for being a recipient of an NSF graduate fellowship! This fellowship will support Jesse's work combining machine learning and high throughput synthesis for next-gen solid state Li electrolytes.

Group's recent review on thin electrolytes for solid-state batteries featured in TechXplore
Mar 19, 2021

A recent Nature Energy review by Moran, Juan Carlos, Kun Joong, Yuntong, Zach, and Jennifer has been featured by TechXplore. The article highlights the team's commentary on the current status and future promise of thin electrolytes for solid-state batteries.

Dr. Yousra El Ajjouri named first 2020 fellow in the LILA-Material Science Mentoring Program
Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Yousra El Ajjouri has been named the first 2020 fellow in the LILA-Material Science Mentoring Program. Dr. El Ajjouri’s research centers on solid state ionics, material processing, and machine learning. More on Dr. El Ajjouri and the LILA program can be found here.

Prof. Rupp highlighted in Advanced Materials "Women in Materials Science" Virtual Issue
Jan 25, 2021

Prof. Rupp has been highlighted in in Advanced Materials "Women in Materials Science" virtual issue, honoring the high impact her and other women have in Materials Science. Prof. Rupp is recognized alongside research conducted by herself and her team at the cutting edge between neuromorphic computing and battery technology. Congratulations to Jennifer and to all women recognized in this special issue!

Fall Course Annoucement: 3.38 - Ceramics: Processing, Properties and Functional Devices
Aug 10, 2020

3.38: Ceramics: Processing, Properties and Functional Devices - is being offered again this Fall by Prof. Rupp. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to join in on the fun. Details can be found here. We look forward to welcoming students to the class!

Team awarded MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) Seed Fund for rapid material design for solid-state batteries
July 1, 2020

Our lab has been awarded an MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) Seed Fund for the new project "Rapid material design for solid-state batteries". Congratulations to Jesse and Kasia for a successful proposal!

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Prof. Rupp announces LILA-Material Science Mentoring Program to support African-American, minority LGBT and female graduate students and postdocs across US institutions
June 19, 2020

In response to recent events, Prof. Rupp has announced the LILA-Material Science Mentoring Program to support African-American, minority LGBTIQ and female graduate students and postdocs across US institutions with the goal of increasing diversity in Materials Science and Engineering.

Yuntong wins ExxonMobil-MIT Energy Fellowship, named a 2020-2021 delegate in the American Ceramic Society's President's Council of Student Advisors (PCSA)
June 19, 2020

Yuntong has been awarded the 2020-2021 ExxonMobil-MIT Energy Fellowship and has been named a 2020-2021 delegate in the American Ceramic Society's President's Council of Student Advisors (PCSA). Congratulations Yuntong!

Congratulations class of 2020!
May 19, 2020

Congratulations class of 2020 ! It was a true honor to learn from you, listen to all your exciting ideas and thoughts to contribute to science and possibly change the world. I loved every minute of it. I wish you all the very best for your future and am so proud of each one of you. Now go here - and ... do a little dance around a chair, juggle 5 bananas in the air standing on a counter top, and dance until you hit every wall of the room in a polyhexacondodecahedra arrangement and keep moving. Video proofs of celebrations are always welcome. Congrats !

- Prof. Rupp

Prof. Rupp takes seat on advisory board of Matter
May 4, 2020

Professor Rupp is now serving on the advisory board of Matter, a new flagship materials science journal from Cell Press. She will represent the area of applied electrochemical materials.

Sara Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
April 1, 2020

Congratulations to Sara for being a recipient of an NSF graduate fellowship. This fellowship will fund Sara's work studying conduction pathways in ceramic/polymer hybrid batteries.

Prof. Rupp to serve on board of Matter by Cell Press
Feb 26, 2020

Professor Rupp has accepted an appointment to the board of Matter, a new flagship materials science journal from Cell Press. There, she will represent the area of applied electrochemical materials.

Welcome Lingping, Jesse, and Hyunwon!
Dec 10, 2019

ECM is pleased to welcome Jesse Hinricher and Hyunwon Chu - two new PhD students - along with Lingping Kong - a new Posdoc. All three will be working on solid state lithium batteries.

Claire Halloran selected as a Rhodes Scholar
Nov 25, 2019

Claire Halloran, a former ECM undergraduate researcher, was named a 2020 Rhodes scholar. She is one of just 32 winners selected from a field of 963 applicants. Congratulations Claire on winning this extremely competitive scholarship!

Royal Society of Chemistry highlights Prof. Rupp's comment on 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, Akira Yoshino for work on Li-batteries
Oct 11, 2019

Professor Rupp's comments were highlighted in a Royal Society of Chemistry article congratulating the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their pioneering work on lithium ion batteries.

Prof. Rupp featured in Women in Business magazine's top 100.
October 2, 2019

Professor Rupp has been named in Women in Business magazine's top 100.

Welcome Haemin!
July 30, 2019

ECM welcomes a new postdoc, Haemin Paik. Haemin will be working on Li-based microbatteries and memristors. Welcome Haemin!

Work on low-temperature battery material processing featured in MIT news
July 14, 2019

Our recent paper titled "A low ride on processing temperature for fast lithium conduction in garnet solid-state battery films" has been featured in MIT news.

Welcome Katarzyna!
July 1, 2019

ECM is pleased to welcome our newest postdoc Katarzyna Sokol. Katarzyna will be working all solid-state Li-based batteries and memristors. Welcome Katarzyna!

Work on low-temperature battery material processing featured by MIT Materials Research Laboratory
June 27, 2019

The team's latest work, titled "A low ride on processing temperature for fast lithium conduction in garnet solid-state battery films", has been featured by MIT Research Laboratory.

Priyanka wins MIT Infinite Mile Award
May 24, 2019

Congratulations to our assistant Priyanka, recipient of the 2019 MIT Infinite Mile Award for outstanding service in administration and support. The whole team celebrates Priyanka’s success!

Article on low-temperature processing of battery materials published in Nature Energy
May 20, 2019

Our paper titled "A low ride on processing temperature for fast lithium conduction in garnet solid-state battery films" has just been published in Nature Energy. The paper introduces a new processing route to attain highly lithiated thin films at temperatures 400ºC lower than conventional processing. Congratulations to Reto, Michal, Inigo and Alin!

Philipp receives Hugh Hampton Young Fellowship
May 10, 2019

Congratulations Philipp! This fellowship will fund Philipp's work on glucose fuel cells.

Willis Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
April 9, 2019

Congratulations to Willis for being a recipient of an NSF graduate fellowship working on new material design for catalysis and fuel conversion.

Prof. Rupp promoted to associate professor
February 4, 2019

Prof. Rupp has been promoted to associate professor. Congratulations Jennifer!

Prof. Rupp becomes associate editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A
January 31, 2019

Starting February 2019, Prof. Rupp will serve as associate editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A. The journal covers the latest materials with applications in energy and sustainability.

Welcome Martin, Andrea, and Won Seok
January 30, 2019

Three new visitors have joined the group. Martin Philipp is a PhD student from University of Technology Graz. Andrea Pertoldi is a visiting masters student from ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Won Seok Chang is a researcher from Samsung Institute of Technology (SAIT). Welcome!

Jennifer Rupp joins Editorial Advisory Board of Advanced Functional Materials
November 7, 2018

Prof. Jennifer Rupp has recently accepted to join the editorial advisory board of Advanced Functional Materials.

Recent article on CO2 sensors operating on a Li-battery electrolyte featured in Nature Reviews Materials
November 10, 2018

A recent article from the Electrochemical Materials Laboratory published in Advanced Materials has been featured as a Research Highlight in Nature Reviews Materials. In this paper, Michal, Inigo, Reto and Jennifer demonstrate a new type of environmental CO2 sensor based on Li-La-Zr garnet-type electrolytes. We are very excited about this work as it is a first step towards integrated sensing of chemicals extending the use case of this classic Li-solid state battery electrolyte.

Welcome Willis
November 10, 2018

We are excited to welcome Willis O'Leary to our group. Willis is a first year graduate student at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and will be working on solar to fuel conversion materials. Welcome Willis!

Philipp wins poster prize at Materials Day 2018
October 10, 2018

Congratulations to Philipp for winning the poster award at Materials Day 2018, organized by the Materials Research Laboratory at MIT

New Course Offering! 3.38 Ceramics: Processing, Properties and Functional Devices
September 4, 2018

Prof. Jennifer Rupp will teach 3.38 this fall semester, a new graduate level course on ceramic. Click here for more information on the course.

Moran receives 2018-2019 Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholarship
August 16, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Moran Balaish for receiving the 2018-2019 Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholarship. The Zuckerman STEM Program offers support to 10 postdocs from Israel who conduct research in the US.

Zach Receives Award from the Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Startup Program
August 16, 2018

Dr. Zach Hood has received an award under the Pakistan-U.S. Science & Technology Start-up Program sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and RTI Innovation Advisors, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and the Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The startup project "Empowering Pakistani Women through Translational Research in the Sciences: Waste-to-Energy Conversion and Water Purification Technology Development" will be carried out as a collaboration between the ECM at MIT (Zach Hood), Wake Forest University (Abdou Lachgar), and the University of Sindh in Jamshoro, Pakistan (Najma Memon).

The overall goal of the project ist tocommercialize materials for waste-to-energy conversion and water purification, thereby empowering Pakistani women in the science and technology sector.

The training program portion of the award will take place in Dubai, where the team will learn how to commercialize the technologies and create a start-up in Pakistan.

Congrats Zach!

Welcome Moran
August 1, 2018

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Moran Balaish to the team! Moran is postdoc from Israel who will work on resistive switching materials. Welcome, Moran!

Welcome Prof. Yagi
July 16, 2018

We are very excited to welcome Prof. Shunsuke Yagi from the University of Tokyo to our group. Prof. Yagi will work together with the Electrochemical Materials Laboratory for the next year. Welcome, Prof. Yagi!

Electrochemical Materials Laboratory wins Displaying Futures Award
June 14, 2018

The Electrochemical Materials Laboratory has won the 2018 Displaying Futures Award by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Philipp and Kunjoong participated in the 3-day-workshop at the company headquarters in Germany and successfully pitched the project "on-chip all-solid-state glucose micro fuel cell for energy harvesting in the human body". The award of $50000 will support the ongoing research on this project financially, and the team will receive mentorship and access to resources from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Philipp named 2018 Broshy Fellow
June 13, 2018

Congratulations to Philipp Simons, who was named the 2018 Broshy Fellow. This competitive fellowship aims to support research which focuses on a novel, interdisciplinary project that has a good likelihood of being translated into an innovative commercial product and/or service that positively impacts healthcare outcomes and cost.

Zachary Hood recipient of the 2018 MRS Graduate Student Award (Gold)
April 6, 2018

Dr. Zachary Hood was selected as one of the recipients for the 2018 MRS Graduate Student Award (Gold) for his Ph.D. work detailing Li and Na solid electrolytes for next-generation batteries. Congratulations !

Welcome Zach and Marco
February 19, 2018

We are excited to welcome our new postdoc Zach Hood, and our new visiting student Marco Gysel to the team of Electrochemical Materials. We are very happy to have you both on the team!

Welcome Noa, Neil, Claire, Kaitlyn and Erick
January 16, 2018

Several new undergrads have joined the team of Electrochemical Materials. A warm welcome to Noa Schwartz, Neil Aggarwal, Claire Halloran, Kaitlyn Mullin and Erick Hernandez. We are very excited to have you!

Jennifer Rupp featured on MIT Energy Initiative Energy Futures
December 20, 2017

Jennifer Rupp has recently been featured on the Energy Futures of the MIT Energy Initiative.

Jennifer Rupp wins BASF/Volkswagen Science Award Electrochemistry 2017
December 1, 2017

Prof. Jennifer Rupp won the 2017 Science Award Electrochemistry for her outstanding research results in the area of next-generation energy storage systems. The Science Award Electrochemistry is an annual award presented jointly by Volkswagen and BASF.

Jennifer Rupp appointed as assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science
November 1, 2017

Prof. Jennifer Rupp has been appointed as assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at MIT, in addition to her appointment at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE).

Welcome Yuntong
October 16, 2017

The Electrochemical Materials Laboratory keeps growing. A warm welcome to our new graduate student Yuntong Zhu.

Welcome Kunjoong and Teo
September 11, 2017

The ECM lab keeps growing. A warm welcome to our new postdoc Dr. Kunjoong Kim, as well as to visiting student Jun Hao Teo.

Welcome Juan Carlos
September 1, 2017

The team of Electrochemical Materials is welcoming our new postdoc, Juan Carlos Gonzalez to the team.

Dr. Alexander Bork receives travel grant from Knud Højgaards Fond
July 17, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Alexander Bork for receiving a travel grant from Knud Højgaards Fond to support his transition to the labs of Prof. Jennifer Rupp and Prof. Bilge Yildiz.

Prof. Rupp joins MIT
Februrary 13, 2017

Prof. Jennifer Rupp has joined the MIT faculty as the Thomas Lord Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering