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Argonne Researcher Jun Lu Wins DOE EERE Postdoctoral Award

Jun Lu
Argonne researcher Jun Lu was recently honored with an EERE Postdoctoral Research Award.

Jun Lu, a postdoctoral researcher in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, has been honored with an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Award by the Vehicles Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

As a recipient of this award, Lu will have the opportunity to continue his education and training by participating in research projects related to vehicle research. The program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and encourages long‐term research goals in areas related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Lu's proposal, "Develop New Non-aqueous Electrolytes for Rechargeable Li-Air Battery Application," details his plan to develop new siloxane-based electrolyte systems that can resist oxidation at high voltage. His future research goals are to stay at Argonne to continue his research. His current research interests are rechargeable Li-air batteries and developing new anode material for Li-ion batteries.

Lu received a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Utah and a B.S. in physical chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China. During his Ph.D. studies, he received several awards, including the Garr Cutler Energy Prize, Material Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award, and the Excellent Chinese Graduate Student Studying Aboard Award from the Scholarship Council of the Ministry of Education of China.

Lu has published over 50 scientific papers on peer-reviewed journals with over 1,000 citations. Lu joined Argonne in October 2009, and he is currently working in the Electrochemical Energy Storage Department, Chemical Science and Engineering Division, under the supervision of Khalil Amine.

The EERE Postdoctoral Awards support EERE's mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities.

The objective of the EERE Postdoctoral Awards is to create the next generation of scientific leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy by attracting the best scientists and engineers to pursue breakthrough technologies in a highly prestigious postdoctoral research program.

Award recipients have access to unique education and training opportunities, top scientists in their field, and state-of-the-art projects and equipment.

October 2011

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