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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.


  • Bob publishes his work in ACS Nano! This work studies the sintering behavior of metal nanocatalysts using operando TEM. Check it out at this link!
    Posted: 20 April 2020

  • Tara publishes her review on characterizing Li dendrites through in-situ imaging techniques in Journal of Power Sources. Check it out at this link!
    Posted: 11 April 2020

  • Ramin publishes his review on 2D materials for Li batteries in ACS Nano. Check it out at this link!
    Posted: 21 February 2020

  • A new year, a new Ph.D! Zhennan successfully defends his thesis. Best Wishes, Dr. Zhennan!
    Posted: 15 January 2020

  • Soroosh successfully defends his Ph.D thesis. Hearty congratulations from all of us, Dr. Soroosh!
    Posted: 19 November 2019

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