Director of Precourt Institute for Energy, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Yi Cui is the Fortinet Founders Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Energy Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He serves the director of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He holds a joint appointment in SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. His training includes a B.S. in chemistry in 1998 at the University of Science & Technology of China, a Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 2002 at Harvard University, followed by a Miller Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of California, Berkeley. In 2005 he joined the Stanford faculty. He has published approximately 540 research papers and has an outstanding index impact score of 240 (Google Scholar). In 2014, he was ranked #1 in materials science by Thomson Reuters’ “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” In 2022, Cui was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Materials Research Society, Electrochemical Society, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is an executive editor of Nano Letters. He is a co-director of the Battery 500 Consortium and co-director of Stanford’s StorageX Initiative. His selected awards include the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Award (2020), MRS Medal (2020), and Blavatnik National Laureate (2017). He has founded six companies to commercialize technologies from his group: Amprius, 4C Air, EEnotech, EnerVenue, LifeLabs Design and EnnoPure Inc. Amprius, a leading high energy density battery company, was recently listed (AMPX) in the New York Stock Exchange.