Richard Laine

Research Group

Research Staff
Taylor G. Brandt Ph.D Pre-candidate
Email: tgbrandt@umich.edu

My research focuses on high voltage cathode material, Lithium Manganese Nickel Oxide (LMNO), synthesis and characterization.
Working on application of LiPON-derived polymers as electrolyte and electrode binder.


Jun Guan PH.D Candidate
Email: junguan@umich.edu

Working on synthesis and characterization of series of phenylsilsesquioxanes cages and derivative, including corner-missing cage T7, double-decker cage DD and their copolymers. Mainly studying the potential semiconducting behavior based on the photophysical studies.


Phil Yong Kim Ph.D Pre-candidate
Email: philnano@umich.edu

I’m currently working on the synthesis and characterization of sulfur cathode materials for next-generation batteries and inorganic solid electrolytes for all-solid-state Mg batteries.


Eleni Temeche Ph.D Candidate
Email: elenite@umich.edu

Eleni Temeche is a 4th year PhD student, with computer engineering background. She is interested in processing and characterizing ceramic thin films for solid state electrolytes. Current research focused on polymer precursor electrolytes for next generation all solid-state batteries.


Mengjie Yu Ph.D Pre-candidate
Email: mengjie@umich.edu

First year PhD student. Currently focusing on silicon based anode materials for Li-ion batteries. Also work on oxysilylation and its incorporation with high surface nanocomposite materials


Xinyu Zhang/ Miranda Zhang PH.D candidate
Email: xinyumz@umich.edu

Currently working on LiPON-like polymer precursor syntheses and characterizations for lithium ion battery applications, and oxysilylations towards epoxy resins and thermal insulating composites utilizing high surface area polymers.



Undergraduate Students
Dylan Edelman
Email: dylanae@umich.edu
Tianle Liu
Email: tianle@umich.edu

I am taking training in the lab, including cleaning, doing reactions and characterization under PhD's instruction.



Alumni
Jae Hwan Jung
Email: jaehjung@umich.edu
David Pan
Email: davidpan@umich.edu
Tim Odykirk (Undergraduate)
Email: tryano@umich.edu
Yong Seok Kim, Ph. D. (Postdoc)
Email: kimyon@umich.edu
Ayako Nakao (Postdoc)
Email: nakaoa@umich.edu
Sachie Kakehi (Undergraduate)
Email: sachkak@umich.edu
Yoshiyuki Abe (Visiting scholar)
Email: yoshiabe@umich.edu

Nanopowder synthesis by combustion method
Synthesis of oxynitride nanopowder


Michael Asuncion, Ph.D. '09
Email: mza@umich.edu
Jose Azurdia, Ph. D. '09
Email: jazurdia@umich.edu
Chad Brick, Ph. D. '05
Email: cbrick@umich.edu
Joe Furgal, Ph. D. '15
Email: furgaljc@umich.edu
Catherine Haslam (Undergraduate)
Email: haslamc@umich.edu
Tom Hinklin, Ph. D.
Email: thinklin@ceramatec.com
Clare Hyde (Undergraduate)
Email: cehyde@umich.edu
Monika Jansohn Ph.D
Email: mjansohn@umich.edu

Monika Jansohn has her background is in Biochemistry, Physical Science and Chemical Engineering. She founded her own company Na4B, LLC in 2012 to work on a new design of sodium nickel chloride batteries. Mrs. Jansohn joined the Laine group in 2017 as Assistant Researcher and is working on thin ceramic films.


Min Kim, Ph. D. '08
Email: mkim7493@gmail.com
Thomas Lenk (Visiting shcolar)
Email: lenkt@umich.edu

Thomas has done his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Chemistry) at the Chemnitz University of Technology. He is working on his PhD there as well. His research is focused on catalyst research for exhaust gas treatment. Besides Chemistry Thomas is also interested in LabView development. In the Laine group he is working on processing and characterization of ceramic thin films.


Bin Liang (Visiting Scholar)
Email: binliang@umich.edu
Saiyue Liu (Visiting Scholar)
Email: saiyuel@umich.edu

Master—Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Ph.D.-----Harbin Institue of Technology, China

Saiyue is a joint Ph.D. in the Laine group.She is interested in functional ceramic synthesis. Current research is focused on the magnesium ion battery, which may play an important role in solid-state batteries in the future. 


Mitra K Moghadam, Ph. D.
Email: mitrakh@umich.edu

Master, Chemical Engineering (Polymer S&E), Isfahan University of Technology, Iran

Ph.D., Polymer Science & Engineering, Iran Polymer & Petrochemical Institute, Iran

Mitra was a joint Ph.D. in the Laine group (2012-2014). Now, she is post-doctoral researcher and working on modifying air-bag coatings. She is highly motivated researcher with broad experience in Polymer Science & Engineering, design, formulation, compounding, characterization, durability, Lifetime modeling and synthesizing of hybrid materials.


Andrew Pottebaum
Email: pottebam@umich.edu
Mark Roll, Ph.D. '09
Email: mroll@umich.edu
Toshiya Sawaki (Visiting Scholar)
Email: tsawaki@umich.edu
Alan Sellinger, Ph. D. '97
Email: aselli@mines.edu
Santy Sulaiman, Ph.D. '10
Email: ssulaima@umich.edu
Nathan Taylor, Ph. D. '15
Email: taylornj@umich.edu
Fei Wang (Visiting Professor)
Email: feiwangm@umich.edu

Research Interests: Inorganic non-metallic materials; Energy saving and environmental protection materials; Functional materials.

Professional Experiences: Principal Investigator of National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 51404085); Principal Investigator, Natural Science Foundation of Hebei province (Grant no. E2013202142); Principal Investigator, Application Foundation and Advanced Technology Research Program of Tianjin, China (Grant No. 12JCQNJC02100). 


Eongyu Yi, POSDOC
Email: eonyi@umich.edu

Interested in functional ceramic nanoparticle synthesis via combustion method and processing thereof. Current research effort targets processing and characterization of oxide based lithium ion conductors, key component in future generation all-solid-state battery scheme. Goal is to produce thin films of lithium ion conductors by a easily scalable method.


Fei You (Visiting Professor)
Email: youfe@umich.edu