Abulaiti Hairisha (Hayrensa) received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Hefei University of Technology and M.S. in Applied Chemistry from Xinjiang University. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Tyndall National Institute of University College Cork, Ireland, under the supervision of Dr. Simon Elliott and Dr. Ian Povey in 2017. After her Ph.D. study, she joined Robert BOSCH LLC in Silicon Valley to work on the application of thin film deposition techniques for the MEMS sensor development. Her current research focuses on leveraging molecular layer deposition technique for technological applications.
Novel protective coatings for battery electrodes by molecular layer deposition
Increasing global energy demands and the negative environmental effects of fossil fuels require the advancement of sustainable energy, including renewable energy generation and sustainable storage technologies. Lithium-ion Batteries (LIBs) are the most employed energy storage system in portable electronic devices and electronic vehicles. Higher energy density, faster charging and safer LIBs are important for achieving broader deployment of electric vehicles and other sustainable energy technologies. Abulaiti’s research at Stanford will focus on the development of novel materials for coating LIB electrodes using atomic/molecular layer deposition (ALD/MLD). This new material will be designed to stabilize the surface of the anode against electrolyte decomposition and to resolve Li-ion loss in the electrolyte. The technique she will develop can potentially help in replacing the graphite anode with a Si anode, which has a much higher energy capacity.