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Welcome to the website of Prof. Reza Shahbazian-Yassar's research group at the University of Illinois at Chicago!


We specialize in fundamental and nanoscale studies of materials for electrochemical energy storage. Our current research focuses on advanced materials and nanostructures for electrical energy storage, nanoelectronics, and healthcare applications.


We use in-situ characterization techniques to understand complex multi-physics problems at the nanoscale. Our research group pioneers the development and utilization of in-situ battery testing holders in Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM) to visualize the battery reactions during charge/discharge in real time with an unprecedented resolution.


  • Ram's work on a polymer electrolyte for Mg-batteries gets published in ACS Applied Energy Materials. Check it out at this link!
    Posted: 29 October 2019

  • Zhennan's collaborative work on high-entropy alloys, and single-atom catalysts gets published in Nature Communications and Nature Nanotechnology respectively. Double congratulations!
    Posted: 5 September 2019

  • Wentao publishes his work on Li2O2 in JACS. Congratulations to Wentao and his team!
    Posted: 25 July 2019

  • Ram's review on magnesium battery electrolytes has now been published in Energy Storage Materials. Check it out at this link!
    Posted: 22 May 2019

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