YU Research Group – Nano Energy Lab

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• Energy harvesting and storage for wearable electronics/sensors/actuators and IoT

• Energy storage

- Supercapacitor:

Thermally self-chargeable flexible energy storage

- Li-S batteries:

High capacity and low-cost carbon nanotube sponge based batteries

- Li-Air batteries:

Porous multi-dimensional carbon electrodes with solid electrolytes for stable and safe operation

• Energy conversion

- Thermoelectric energy harvesting and cooling:

Material synthesis (organic and inorganic materials)

Thermoelectric device fabrication

- Fuel cells:

Microbial fuel cell and wastewater treatment

Proton exchange membrane fuel cells with novel nanostructured electrodes

- Piezoelectric energy conversion:

Reduction of noise caused by mechanical vibration

Energy harvesting from vibration

• Novel and facile energy-saving manufacturing of composite materials

• Water desalination membranes for reverse osmosis and pressure-retarded osmosis

• Thermal and electrical transport in nanostructured materials (1D, 2D materials)

• Thermal interface materials and thermal management

• Design and fabrication of nano/micro-electromechanical systems and sensors


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Texas A&M University 

College station, Texas 77843 USA


- Prof. Yu’s office:

321 Mechanical Engineering Office Building, Phone: 979-862-1073

- Lab 1:

419 James J. Cain ’51 Building (ENPH)

- Lab 2:

429 James J. Cain ’51 Building (ENPH)

- Student offices:

432 James J. Cain ’51 Building (ENPH)

431 James J. Cain ’51 Building (ENPH)


Last updated: 2017-06