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General Information

Yi Cui
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Stanford University

H-Index (Google Scholar): 267


1993-1998 B.S., Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).

1998-2002 Ph.D, Chemistry, Harvard University.

2003-2005 Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley.

Professional Appointment

2021-present Fortinet Founders Professor of Engineering, Stanford University

2016-present Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

2010-2016 Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

2005-2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

2011-present Photon Science Faculty, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

2010-2014: David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar


2023 Elected member, European Academy of Engineering

2023 Nano Research Award

2022 Elected member, National Academy of Sciences

2022 Somorjai Miller Visiting Professor

2021 Global Energy Prize

2020 DoE Lawrence Award

2020 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

2020 Materials Research Society Medal

2019 ECS Battery Technology Award

2019 International Automotive Lithium Battery Association's Research Award

2019 Nano Today Award

2019 Dan Maydan Prize for Nanoscience

2018 Fellow of Electrochemical Society

2017 Blavatnik National Laureate in Physical Sciences and Engineering

2016 Blavatnik National Award Finalist

2016 Top 10 World Changing Ideas for His Work on Cooling Textile, Scientific American

2016 MRS Fellow

2015 MRS Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience

2015 Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

2015 Small Young Innovator Awards

2015 Resonate Award for Sustainability

2015 Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Award for Young Scientist

2015 Inaugural Schlumberger Chemistry Lectureship, University of Cambridge

2014 Top 10 World Changing Ideas for His Work on Batteries to Capture Low-Grade Waste Heat, Scientific American

2014 Ranked No. 1 Worldwide "Hottest Researchers of Today" in Materials Science (Thomas Reuters)

2014 Closs Lectureship, University of Chicago

2014 Bau Family Awards in Inorganic Chemistry

2014 Inaugural Nano Energy Award Winner

2014 Blavatnik National Award Finalist

2013 IUPAC Distinguished Award for Novel Materials and Their Synthesis

2013 Scientist in Residence, University of Duisburg-Essen

2013 Next Power Visiting Chair Professorship, National Tsing Hua University

2011 Wilson Prize (Harvard University)

2010 Top 10 World Changing Ideas for His Work on Water Disinfection Nanofilters, Scientific American

2010 David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar

2010 Sloan Research Fellowship

2009 The Global Energy and Climate Energy Project Distinguished Lecturer

2008 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (Among twelve top scientists selected around the world, Yi Cui is the only assistant professor)

2008 ONR Young Investigator Award

2007 Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) Innovators Award

2005 Terman Fellowship

2004 World Top 100 Young Innovator Award, MIT Technology Review

2003 Miller Research Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley

2002 Distinguished Graduate Student Award in Nanotechnology, Foresight Institute

2001 Gold Medal of Graduate Student Award, Material Research Society

Editorial Board

Nano Letters (Associate Editor, 2011-)

Account of Chemical Research (Editorial Board, Jan 2015-Dec 2017)

ACS Photonics (Advisory Board, Jan 2016-Dec 2017)

Nano Energy (Editorial Board, 2011-)

Advanced Carbon Materials (Editorial Board, 2012-)

Nature Scientific Reports (Editorial Board, 2013-)

Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers (Advisory Board, 2013-)

Materials Science and Engineering-R (Editorial Board, 2014)

Energy Storage Materials (Editorial Advisory Board, 2015-)


Industrial and Center Board

4C Air Inc. (Co-Founder with Professor Steven Chu, Board of Directors, 2015-present)

Battery500 Consortium (Co-Director, 2016-present)

Amprius Inc. (Founder and Board of Directors, 2008-present)

Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium, Co-Director (2011-present)

Electrochemical Society Battery Division, Elected Executive Board Member (2014-present)


Professional Membership

Materials Research Society (MRS)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Physical Society (APS)

Electrochemical Society (ECS)

New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


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