Chengcheng Fang


Chengcheng Fang

Assistant Professor


Chengcheng Fang joined the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University as an assistant professor in 2020. Her research group focuses on developing multiscale quantitative characterization tools, and designing advanced materials and manufacturing methods for energy storage and conversion devices.

Chengcheng Fang received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of California San Diego (UCSD) with Professor Shirley Meng in 2019. Her doctoral research identified the main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure by inventing a new analytical tool named Titration Gas Chromatography and coupling with cryogenic electron microscopy techniques. She obtained her M.Phil. in Innovative Technology Leadership from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, working on Si-based anode materials. She received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University and did her undergraduate thesis on 3D transition metal oxides-graphene nano-composite materials. She received the Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award in 2019 and was named to the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators under 35 Global List in 2022.

MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators under 35 Global List, 2022
Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, 2019
Ph.D., University of California San Diego, Materials Science and Engineering, 2019
M.Phil., Hong Kong University of Science and technology, Innovative Technology Leadership, 2015
B.S., Zhejiang University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2012
C. Fang *, B. Lu, G. Pawar, M. Zhang, D. Cheng, S. Chen, M. Ceja, J.-M. Doux, M. Cai, B. Liaw, Y. S. Meng, “Pressure-tailored lithium deposition and dissolution in lithium metal batteries”, Nature Energy, 2021, 6, 987-9942
C. Fang, J. Li, M. Zhang, Y. Zhang, F. Yang, J. Z. Lee, M.H. Lee, J. Alvarado, Y. Yang, L. Yang, M. Cai, J. Gu, K. Xu, X. Wang and Y. S. Meng, “Quantifying inactive lithium in lithium metal batteries”, Nature, 2019, 572, 511–515
C. Fang, X. Wang, Y.S. Meng, “Key issues hindering a practical lithium-metal battery”, Trends in Chemistry, 2019, 1, 152-158
A. Banerjee, X. Wang, C. Fang, E. A. Wu, Y. S. Meng, “Interfaces and interphases in all-solid-state batteries with inorganic solid electrolytes”, Chemical Reviews, 2020, 120, 6878-6933