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Xiaowen Zhan

Xiaowen Zhan

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Xiaowen Zhan is a postdoctoral research associate in the Electrochemical Materials & Systems Group at PNNL. He is currently working on sodium metal halide (Na-MH) batteries for stationary energy storage applications. Before joining PNNL, he has focused on defect chemistry and transport properties of solid-state materials (solid electrolytes, cathodes, etc.) for all-solid-state batteries. He is also experienced in theoretical and experimental analysis of electrochemical interfaces for Li/Na-ion batteries.

Research Interests

  • High-temperature Na batteries
  • Advanced solid electrolytes
  • Electrochemical interfaces

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2018.
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science & Technology Beijing, Beijing, China, 2014

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member, the Electrochemical Society (ECS).
  • Chair, the ECS Kentucky Student Chapter, 2016-2018.
  • Member, the Materials Research Society.

Awards and Recognitions

  • ECS Battery Division Travel Grant, 2017 & 2018.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Kentucky, 2018.
  • First Place Award, Beyond Lithium Ion XI poster competition, NASA and Ohio Aerospace Institute, 2018.

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