Graduate Student Yong-Mao Lin Wins William C. Powers Fellowship

Graduate student Yong-Mao Lin working in lab.Graduate student Yong-Mao Lin has received one of the most prestigious fellowships given by The University of Texas at Austin: The William C. Powers Graduate Fellowship.

Students awarded these fellowships are considered to be among the most academically competitive scholars on campus.  It includes a financial package totaling $36,000 over a twelve-month period to support students in their final year.

Lin’s research is focused on the synthesis and electrochemical characterization of next-generation Lithium-ion anode materials.  His research could potentially lead to batteries with higher capacity, longer life cycle and better safety for electric cars to compete with standard fuel-based vehicles.

Lin currently works in the Materials Chemistry for Energy Research Lab and is co-advised by Professors Buddie Mullins and Adam Heller.  He also holds several patents.

“Yong-Mao is a fantastic student that has a great work ethic resulting in wonderful productivity,” said Mullins. “He has been a leader in organizing our labs which is important since these facilities are used by many students. He has also provided several creative sparks for his own work as well as work by others.  He has been a fantastic guy to have in our group.”

Lin received his B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from National Taiwan University.  “It is a great honor to be awarded the fellowship, and I am most grateful to Professor Mullins and Heller for their guidance in my research,” Lin said.

About the Powers Fellowship

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