Chunmei BanChunmei Ban will be joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder in August 2019 as an associate professor. Ban will be coming from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech where she was an associate professor and has been leading projects related to electrochemical materials research.

Previously, Ban was a Senior Scientist (V) in the Materials and Chemical Science and Technology Directorate at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Ban has 10 years of experience working at NREL on developing next-generation, high-energy electrochemical materials including silicon, metal oxides and phosphates, magnesium metal anodes and organic radical materials. Her research on the surface-modification techniques has been successfully applied for stabilizing the interfacial chemistry of materials and has been granted multiple patents.

Since 2010, Ban has been a principal investigator and has led DOE-awarded projects in high-energy cathodes, intermetallic anodes and direct recycling process for battery materials.

Ban received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Electrochemistry from Tianjin University, China and holds a PhD in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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