Professor Yang Shao-Horn (邵阳)

JR East Professor of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Principal Investigator, Research Laboratory of Electronics
77 Massachusetts Ave
Rm 3-334
Cambridge, MA 02139


Research and Teaching Interests

  • Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies
  • Photoelectrocatalysis of O2 and CO2
  • Nanostructured Materials for Lithium Storage

EEL research is centered on exploiting chemical/materials physics to understand and control kinetics and dynamics at interface and in bulk for energy storage and making of sustainable fuels and chemicals. Such fundamental understanding is used to design processes and materials for applications including Li-ion batteries, metal-air batteries, water splitting, CO2 reduction and N2 reduction.

Select Honors and Awards

  • 2020, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
  • 2018, Member of National Academy of Engineering
  • 2018, Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry
  • 2018, Faraday Medal of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • 2017, Fellow of The Electrochemical Society

Select Professional Activities and Service

  • RSC Energy and Environmental Science, Editorial Board
  • Wiley Advanced Energy Materials, advisory Board
  • Cell Press, Chem and Joule, advisory Board
  • ACS, Journal of Physical Chemistry, advisory Board