General Chemistry of Active Learning Version is a series of freshman undergraduate entry-level chemistry courses employing an “active learning” approach to stimulate students’ self-motivations in learning.
Designed, prepared and organized an activity on "kinetics of hydrogen peroxide decomposition".
Prepared and reviewed student handouts with the instructors and teaching assistants. A list of handouts developed by me is available here.
Volunteer of WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) organization, UCSC Feb. 2016-Jul. 2017
Organized various volunteer activities to motivate middle school students, high school students and undergraduates to pursue higher scientific educations.
Website Administrator of the Li Research GroupMar. 2014-Jul. 2017
Perform regular maintenance and updates
Lab Safety Representative of the Li LabSept. 2012-Jan. 2017
Ensure the lab is under Cal/OSHA compliance
Manage chemical inventory and wastes
Conduct safety training for new researchers
Serve as a liaison to bridge the communication between the lab and UCSC EH&S office
Zipping Up Ni-Fe Hydroxide-Coated Hematite Nanowires (oral presentation, EN07.01.07, MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, 2019) Slides
Blending Ammonia in Nitrogen: A Facile Synthesis Strategy of Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Aerogels for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Catalysis (oral presentation, ENFL #547, ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2019) Slides
Mesoporous Iron Oxide Pseudocapacitive Electrodes with Mutually High Mass Loadings and Excellent Rate Capability (oral presentation, ENFL #188, ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2019) Slides
Nanoscale Ostwald Ripening—Characterizations and Effects on Realizing Fast Charging Capability of Electrochemical Capacitors with Abundant Manganese Dioxide (oral presentation, ET03.10.07, 2018 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, 2018) Slides
3D-Printing of Three-Dimensional Graphene Aerogels with Periodic Macropores for Supercapacitor Electrodes (oral presentation, ET07.05.03, 2018 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, 2018) Slides
Block Copolymer Derived Porous Carbon Fibers for Supercapacitors (poster presentation, Undergraduate Research Mixer, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2018)
Supercapacitors for Low-Temperature Applications (co-presented poster presentation, EN13.05.30, 2018 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ, 2018)
Polymer Nanofibers for Electrochemical Energy Storage (Supercapacitors) (invited talk by the VTSuN: The Virginia Tech Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, Virginia Tech, VA, 2018) Slides
Hierarchical Patterned Multiscale Pores in Carbon Aerogels: Effects of Ion Transport for Supercapacitors (oral presentation, ES04.11.03, 2017 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, 2017) Slides
One-dimensional Vanadium Oxide Nanowires: Experimental Synthesis and Investigation of the Electrochemical Behaviors for Energy Storage (oral presentation, NM3.05.04, 2017 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, 2017) Slides
Exploration of Carbonaceous Materials for Supercapacitors (invited seminar in the Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, VA, 2017)
Five Years in University of California-Santa Cruz: From In-lab Researches to Off-campus Activities (oral presentation, Cubicciotti Award and Honorable Mention Ceremony, San Francisco Section of the Electrochemical Society, UC Berkeley, CA, 2017) Slides
Lessons Learned By Designing and Instructing An Undergraduate Chemistry Course (oral presentation, 13th Graduate Student Research Symposium, UCSC, CA, 2017) Presentation slides available on the eScholarship and Slideshare.
Direct Ink Writing of Activated Carbon Aerogels (co-presented poster presentation, NM3.14.06, 2017 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ, 2017) *Best Poster Nominee
Three-dimensional Nitrogen-doped Graphene Aerogels Enhance Power Density of Microbial Fuel Cells (oral presentation, NM3.1.06, 2017 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ, 2017) Slides
Multiscale Pore Network Boosts Capacitance of Carbon Electrodes for Ultrafast Charging (co-presented poster presentation, MACES Open House, UC Merced, CA, 2017) Poster
Pushing the Cycling Stability Limit of Polypyrrole for Supercapacitors (poster presentation, ES13.8.25, 2017 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ, 2017) Poster
Manipulate the Chemical Composition and Substrate Nature to Push the Cycling Stability Limit of Polypyrrole (oral presentation, ENFL #114, 253rd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2017) Slides
Improving the Capacitance of Graphene Aerogel Electrodes via a Facile Ion-intercalation Strategy (oral presentation, ENFL #162, 253rd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2017) Slides
Enhancing Performance of 3D-printed Graphene Aerogels as Supercapacitor Electrodes via Ion-intercalation (poster presentation, 2017 Department Open House, UCSC, CA, 2017)
Three-dimensional Hierarchical Porous Carbon Foam Derived from Chitosan Aerogel for Electrical Double Layer Capacitors (oral presentation, EC2.12.10, 2016 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, 2016) Slides
Ion Intercalation Induced Capacitance Improvement for Graphene-based Supercapacitor Electrodes (poster presentation, EC2.11.04, 2016 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, 2016) Poster
Enhancing the Performance of Supercapacitors Through Facilitation of Ion Diffusion (oral presentation, the 1st UC Carbon Slam competition, San Jose, CA, 2016) Presentation available on the UCTV.
First Demonstration of 3D Printed Periodic Macroporous Graphene Aerogels as Supercapacitor Electrodes with Exceptional Rate Capability (poster presentation, the 12th annual Graduate Research Symposium, UCSC, 2016) Poster available on the eScholarship.
Chitosan-derived Porous Carbon Foam for Supercapacitors (oral presentation, the 1st annual UCSCS conference, UCLA, 2016)
Size Control and Stability Improvement of Organo-lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals using Branched Capping Ligands (co-presented poster presentation, 2016 Department Open House)
First Demonstration on Fabrication of Graphene Aerogel-based Supercapacitor Electrodes using 3D Printing Technology (poster presentation, 2016 Department Open House) *Best Poster Award
Improving the Cycling Stability of Pseudo-capacitive Electrodes for Supercapacitors with a Thin Carbon Shell (oral presentation, 2015 Department Conference)
Porous Carbon Foam Derived from K2CO3-Glutaraldehyde-Chitosan Aerogel for Electrical Double Layer Capacitors (poster presentation, 2015 Department Conference) *Best Poster Award
Investigation of Nanocuboid–Nanoflake Morphological Transformation and the Application of Ultrathin Nanoflakes for Electrochemical Devices (poster presentation, 2015 Department Open House)
New Benchmark Capacitance for Supercapacitor Anode by Mixed-Valence Sulfur-Doped V6O13-x (co-presented poster presentation, 2015 MRS Spring Meeting) *Best Poster Nominee
Polyaniline and Polypyrrole Pseudocapacitor Electrode with Excellent Stability (poster presentation, 2014 Department Open House)
Improving Cycling Stability of Metal Nitride Supercapacitor Electrodes with A Thin Carbon Shell (poster presentation, 2014 Department Conference)
Materials Research Society Science Writing Workshop Apr. 2017
A workshop recruited only 12 participants worldwide
Explores various categories of journalistic science writing and identifies effective skill-sets for working with editorial staff
Topics: storytelling; leverage social media; writing opportunities; art of interviewing; hands-on training of drafting a brief news piece
Gained rich experience in leadership spirit through professional training hosted by the Division of Graduate Studies
Training courses including: Emotional intelligence, Negotiation and Collaboration, Presentation and Self-presentation, Trust Building and Peer-review Leadership Evaluation, Conflict Management, Leading for Adaptive Change, and Interview skills
NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program in Arlington, VA Jul.-Aug. 2015
I-Corps is a NSF funded program that prepares scientists to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and broadens the impact of select, NSF-funded, basic-research projects in the commercial world.
Served as an Entrepreneurial Lead who was responsible for leading the whole team in conducting market research, customer discovery and communication with NSF staff about progress and findings
Participated in two three-day workshops and on-line seminars hosted by NSF