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Materials Chemistry Group


Cheng-Yen Lao


MPhil, Materials Science and Metallurgy - University of Cambridge

BEng, Materials Science and Engineering - Imperial College London

Research Interests 

My focus is to develop hierarchical nano-framework for high-performance batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) and large-scale energy storage system (ESS).

Selected Publications

(1)   Teng Zhao, Yusheng Ye, Cheng‐Yen Lao, Giorgio Divitini, Paul R Coxon, Xiaoyu Peng, Xiong He, Hyun‐Kyung Kim, Kai Xi, Caterina Ducati, Renjie Chen, Yingjun Liu, Seeram Ramakrishna, Ramachandran Vasant Kumar. A Praline‐Like Flexible Interlayer with Highly Mounted Polysulfide Anchors for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries. Small, 2017.

(2)  Teng Zhao, Yusheng Ye, Xiaoyu Peng, Giorgio Divitini, Hyun‐Kyung Kim, Cheng‐Yen Lao, Paul R Coxon, Kai Xi, Yingjun Liu, Caterina Ducati, Renjie Chen, R Vasant Kumar. Advanced Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Enabled by a Bio‐Inspired Polysulfide Adsorptive Brush Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 46, 8418-8426