Shirley Meng Keynote Speaker
- Professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
- Chief Scientist for Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science
- An expert in nanomaterials, energy storage and batteries for electric vehicles and renewable energy sources
Shirley Meng's Biography
Dr. Y. Shirley Meng is a Professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.
She is an expert on energy storage materials and systems – including rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and trucks, power sources for Internet of Things (IOTs), as well as grid-scale storage for deep renewable energy penetration.
She serves as the Chief Scientist of the Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS) Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Meng is the principal investigator of the research group – Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC), that was established at University of California San Diego since 2009. She held the Zable Chair Professor in Energy Technologies at UCSD from 2017-2022 and founded the Sustainable Power and Energy Center. Dr. Meng was also the inaugural director of the university’s Institute for Materials Discovery and Design.
Her research group, LESC, focuses on functional nano and micro-scale materials for energy storage and conversion and spun out several start-up companies such as South 8 Technologies, UNIGRID etc. For Dr. Meng’s outstanding work, she has received several prestigious awards, including the C3E Technology and Innovation Award (2022), the Faraday Medal of Royal Chemistry Society (2020), International Battery Association IBA Research Award (2019), Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Finalist (2018), American Chemical Society ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award (2018), C.W. Tobias Young Investigator Award of the Electrochemical Society (2016) and NSF CAREER Award (2011).
Dr. Meng is elected Fellow of Electrochemical Society (FECS), Fellow of Materials Research Society (FMRS) and Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is the author and co-author of more than 285 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters and six issued patents. Dr. Meng is also the Editor-in-Chief for Materials Research Society MRS Energy & Sustainability. She serves on several advisory boards including Ionblox, SES AI, LG Energy Solution, Shell and Applied Materials.
Dr. Meng received her Ph.D. in Advance Materials for Micro & Nano Systems from the Singapore-MIT Alliance in 2005. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with first class honours in Materials Science in 2000.