DOE advances novel energy-storage materials research

The Department of Energy (DOE) shared a media release about two University of Maine researchers using artificial intelligence-aided design to develop new materials for improved batteries and supercapacitors. The research initiative led by Liping Yu, assistant professor of physics, and Yingchao Yang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was one of 31 projects that were awarded a total of $21 million from the DOE through the federal Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The goal of their research is to predict, synthesize and characterize a new class of 2D materials for active electrodes in batteries and supercapacitors.