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Ran Yi

Ran Yi

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Ran Yi joined PNNL in 2016 as a postdoctoral research associate. His work has focused on the development of high energy density materials for energy storage devices. Dr. Yi has authored and co-authored many journal papers. He also holds two US patents and several applications pending.

Research Interests

  • Design and synthesis of new materials
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Energy storage

Education and Credentials

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  • MS, Materials Science, Central South University, Changsha, China, 2010
  • BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China, 2007

PNNL Publications


  • Jia H., J. Zheng, J. Song, L. Luo, R. Yi, L. Estevez, and W. Zhao, et al. 2018. "A novel Approach to Synthesize Micrometer-Sized Porous Silicon as a High Performance Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries." Nano Energy 50. PNNL-SA-131369. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.05.048

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