Lastoskie Laboratory Awarded XSEDE Research Allocation

The Lastoskie Laboratory was recently awarded more that 900,000 service units and 500 GB of storage space on XSEDE’s high performance computing resources to complete work on a project entitled “Investigating electrode-electrolyte interface layers in Li-ion batteries using ReaxFF based molecular dynamics”.

The allocation of high-end computational resources, visualization, and storage by the XSEDE Resource Allocations Committee is done via a competitive process, designed in a similar fashion to the NSF peer review system.

The value of these resources is estimated to be more than $77,000 and represents a significant investment by the NSF in advance computing infrastructure for the U.S. open science research.


Professor Lastoskie receives grant for joint project with Chinese university

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.

To learn more, See the article in the Umich-CEE Newsletter or the article in the U-M record.