Home town: Phoenix, AZ
Academic Department: Doctoral student, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Departmental Advisors: Esther Takeuchi, Kenneth Takeuchi, Amy Marshcilok
As a part of the Takeuchi/Marschilok group, Tang researches batteries and other energy storage technologies as they pertain to electric vehicles and grid level energy storage. Along with improving battery performance, he focuses on studying systems that are lower-cost, sustainable and environmentally friendly. He believes that understanding the fundamental mechanisms of energy storage in these systems is crucial to furthering the technology and eventually implementing them into society.