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Lingping Kong

Lingping received her Ph.D. in Chemical Technology from East China University of Science and Technology in 2016. Her thesis was entitled “Design and Synthesis of Nanostructure Nb2O5 and Studies of Intercalation Pseudocapacitive Behavior”. She joined Prof. Jeehwan Kim’s group at MIT as a Postdoctoral Associate in 2018 and extended her research direction to all solid-state thin film batteries. She specifically investigated all solid-state single crystalline batteries by remote epitaxy. She then joined Prof. Jennifer Rupp's group at MIT, where she aimed to more deeply understand the ionic transport properties at the cathode/electrolyte interface in solid-state thin film batteries. Her current research focuses on advanced carbon-based materials for extreme fast-charging batteries (co-hosted by Prof. Rupp and Prof. Brushett).
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Madhu Venkata Rama Krishna Majji

Madhu received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The City College of New York in 2017 where he studied the dynamics of fluid-particle suspensions in inertial flows under the advice of Professor Jeffrey Morris. Before coming to MIT, he worked as a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Eric Shaqfeh’s group at Stanford University where he studied the deposition of inhaled particles (to simulate aerosols and viruses) in the airways of humans and primates. He joined as a Postdoctoral Associate in Professor James Swan’s group at MIT in 2019 and focused his research efforts on the microstructure and rheology of rough suspensions and colloidal gels under shear flow. His current work focuses on integrating complex fluids and electrochemical engineering to develop suspension electrolytes for redox flow batteries.