Fudong Han

Assistant Professor and Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Chair, Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Fudong Han is an assistant professor and Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Chair in Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering. He received his BS degree in 2009 and his MS degree in 2012 in Materials Science and Engineering from Shandong University in China, and his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Maryland College Park where he also did one-year postdoctoral research. He was a guest scientist in the Materials for Energy and Sustainable Development Group at National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST). His research interests include (i) understanding the fundamental science of the interfaces, charge transport, and reactions in and of materials with the aid of advanced characterization techniques, (ii) designing and fabricating new materials with desired properties, and (iii) exploring the applications of these materials in electrochemical energy storage devices such as batteries for clean and safe energy storage. He has published more than 60 papers in scientific journals including Nature Energy, Nature Materials, Nature Chemistry, Nature Review Materials, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Joule, Advanced Materials, Energy and Environmental Science etc. He is a recipient of the 2022 Electrochemical Society Electrodeposition Division Early Career Investigator Award, the 2018 Electrochemical Society Battery Division Student Research Award, and the 2017 Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award.

Han research group is always looking for highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers in mechanical engineering, materials science, chemical engineering, and electrochemistry to join our group. Please contact Dr. Han (hanf2@rpi.edu) for possible opportunities.

Research projects include but are not limited to:

1, High-energy-density all-solid-state batteries
2, Lithium dendrite suppression in solid electrolytes
3, In-situ neutron techniques for studying batteries


PhD, University of Maryland College Park

Research Focus
  • Advanced Materials
  • Energy Storage
Select Works
  • 1) F. Han, A. S. Westover, J. Yue, X. Fan, F. Wang, M. Chi, D. N. Leonard, N. J. Dudney, H. Wang, C. Wang, High Electronic Conductivity as the Origin of Lithium Dendrite Formation within Solid Electrolytes. Nature Energy, 4 (2019) 187.
  • 2) F. Han, J. Yue, C. Chen, N. Zhao, X. Fan, Z. Ma, T. Gao, F. Wang, X. Guo, C. Wang, Interphase Engineering Enabled-All-Ceramic Lithium Battery. Joule, 2 (2018) 497.
  • 3) F. Han, Y. Zhu, X. He, Y. Mo, C. Wang, Electrochemical Stability of Li10GeP2S12 and Li7La3Zr2O12 Solid Electrolytes, Advanced Energy Materials, 6 (2016) 1501590.
  • 4) F. Han, T. Gao, Y. Zhu, K. J. Gaskell, C. Wang, A Battery Made from a Single Material, Advanced Materials, 27 (2015) 3473.