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Gail E. Kendall Associate Professor


Education & Training:

Beijing University of Technology B.S. 5/1992 Metallurgical / Mat. Eng.
Michigan Technological University Ph.D. 5/1998 Metallurgical / Mat. Eng.
NSF International Research Fellow at ICMCB-CNRS  2000-2002 Solid-State Chemistry

Personal Statement:

Y.S.H. studies materials and reaction mechanisms for electrochemical and photoelectrochemical energy storage and conversion, which is centered on examining the influence of surface chemistry and electronic structures of thin films and nanomaterials on energy storage and catalytic activity of small molecules of energy consequence, and applying fundamental understanding in reaction mechanisms to design new materials for lithium storage technologies and photo/electrocatalysis of oxygen reduction, water splitting, methanol oxidation and CO2 reduction. 

Positions and Honors:

Gail E. Kendall Chair in Mechanical Engineering 7/2011-present
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT 7/2008-present
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MITn7/2007-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT 8/2002-7/2007
Staff Materials Scientist, Eveready Battery Company, Cleveland 6/1998-10/2000 

GRC on Electrochemistry Plenary Lecture 2012;
APS Spring Plenary Lecture 2011;
ORNL CNMS Plenary Lecture 2011,
Energy and Environmental Science Advisory Board 2011;
Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award 2008;
Tajima Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry 2008;
3M Innovation Grant Award 2007; DuPont Young Faculty Award 2006;
MIT Presidential Energy Research Council; Air Products Faculty Excellence Award 2006;
Visiting Professor at the University of Bordeaux I 2004;
2003 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award; Atlantic Richfield Career Development Assistant Professor at MIT 2002-2005;
NSF International Research Fellow Award 2000-2002. 

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications:

1. Lopez, N. , D.J. Graham, R. McGuire, Jr., G.E. Alliger, Y. Shao-Horn, C.C. Cummins and D.G. Nocera, Reversible Reduction of Oxygen to Peroxide Facilitated by Molecular Recognition, Science 335 (6067) 450 - 453 January 2012. 

2. Suntivich, J., K. J. May, J. B. Goodenough, H. A. Gasteiger and Y. Shao-Horn, A perovskite oxide optimized for oxygen evolution catalysis from molecular orbital principles, Science 334(6061) 1383-1385 (December 2011).

3. Suntivich,, J., H.A. Gasteiger, N. Yabuuchi, H. Nakanishi, J. B. Goodenough, Y. Shao-Horn, Design principles for oxygen-reduction activity on perovskite oxide catalysts for fuel cells and metal–air batteries, Nature Chemistry, 3 (7), 546–550 (July 2011.

4. Mutoro, E., E. Crumlin, M.D. Biegalski, H.M. Christen, Y. Shao-Horn, Enhanced oxygen reduction activity on surface-decorated perovskite thin films for solid oxide fuel cells, Energy & Environmental Science, 4 (9), 3689–3696 September 201.

5. Lee, S.W., N. Yabuuchi, G.M. Gallant, S. Chen, B.S. Kim, P.T. Hammond and Y. Shao-Horn, High-power lithium batteries from functionalized carbon nanotube electrodes, Nature Nanotechnology, 5 (7), 531–537 (July 2010.

6. la O’, G.J., S.J. Ahn, E. Crumlin, Y. Orikasa, M.D. Biegalski, H.M. Christen and Y. Shao-Horn, Catalytic Activity Enhancement for Oxygen Reduction on Epitaxial Perovskite Thin Films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 49 (31) 5344-5347 (June 2010.

7. Lu, Y.C., Z.C. Xu, H.A. Gasteiger, S. Chen, K. Hamad-Schifferli and Y. Shao-Horn Platinum-gold nanoparticles: A highly active bifunctional electrocatalyst for rechargeable lithium-air batteries, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132 (35), 12170–12171 (September 2010).


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