Laboratory for Advanced Imaging and Sensing in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston is directedly by Prof. Xiaonan Shan. In our lab, we develop different types of imaging and sensing techniques for various applications. The techniques we are using is mostly based on optical imaging, optical spectroscopy, electromagnetic sensing, and chemical sensing. We apply them to study the chemical, physical, and electrical responses in energy storage and conversion process, biological processes, subsurface sensing, smart sensing for infrastructure, and environmental sensing.
- 01.03.2023: Our paper “Imaging solid–electrolyte interphase dynamics using operando reflection interference microscopy” is published in Nature Nanotechnology.
- 12.23.2022: Our paper “Three-dimensional Zn-based alloys for dendrite-free aqueous Zn battery in dual-cation electrolytes” collaborated with Dr. Yang Yang from UCF published online in Nature Communications.
- 12.18.2022: Congratulations to Guangxia Feng’s gratulation as a Ph.D.
- 09.01.2022: Welcome Nandakishore Ravi and Gegari Thomas join our group. Nandakishore will focus on studying the catalytic reactions using optical methods and Gegari will focus on battery interfacial reaction characterization.
- 08.01.2022: Welcome Trey Barker Join our group. He will work on microwave plasma for methane reforming.
- 05.05.2022: Xu Yang’s paper “Reflection Optical Imaging to Study Oxygen Evolution Reactions” is published in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society.
- 12.15.2021: Guangxia Feng’s paper “Full View Probe the Localized Electrochemical Environment Effects and Electrode Reaction Dynamics for Metal Batteries using In Situ 3D Microscopy” has been published in Advanced Energy Materials.
- 08.30.2021: Yaping Shi’s paper “Electrochemical Impedance Imaging on Conductive Surfaces” has been published in Analytical Chemistry.
- 11.26.2020: Guangxia Feng’s paper “Stable, High-performance, Dendrite-free, Seawater-based Aqueous Batteries” has been accepted by Nature Communications.
- 11.13.2020: Xu Yang’s paper “Imaging the Electrochemical Impedance of Single Cells via Conductive Polymer Thin Film” has been accepted by ACS Sensors.
The lab has a Ph.D. position starting in Fall 2023. The research will focus on using the optical imaging and spectrometry method to study the battery reactions and also develop sensors. Hope the student has a master’s degree and research experience, material engineering and optical imaging background will be encouraged. If you are interested, please send your resume to email@example.com.
Dr. Xiaonan Shan
Engineering Building 2, W306
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Houston, Houston, TX, 77204