Five teams from U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are sharing $1 million in awards for research projects in the sixth round of funding of an ongoing collaboration between the two universities.
The winning projects in the latest round of annual grants through the U-M/SJTU Collaborative Research Programs for Energy and Biomedical Technology were focused on nanotechnology and data science.
Associate Professor Christian Lastoskie and Professor Junliang Zhang of SJTU are the principal investigators for one of the winning projects. Their project is titled, “Mesoporous Carbon-Based Polyanionic Nanocomposite Cathodes for Lithium Ion Batteries.”
Their goal is to develop novel and superior electrode materials for lithium ion batteries.