P.I. | Postdoctoral Researchers | Students | Alumni

Juner Zhu

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University

Co-director of MIT Industrial Battery Consortium (2020-2022)
Co-PI of the MIT-NEU Center for Battery Sustainability (2023-)

Wei Li

Incoming Associate Research Scientist, starting 1/1/2023

Postdoctoral Associate, MIT, 2019-2022
Ph.D., Tsinghua University, 2019
B.S., Hunan University, 2014

Wei has been working with Dr. Zhu since 2020 on a variety of topics covering Li-ion battery safety, data-driven modeling, Scientific Machine Learning, and Li-metal anode.

Junning Jiao

Incoming Ph.D. Student, starting 2023 Spring

MEng, National University of Singapore, 2022
Dalian University of Technology, 2021

Junning will join the group to pursue her Ph.D. degree in the area of electro-chemo-mechanics and batteries.

Paul Van Trotsenburg

Master student

M.Sc., Northeastern University, expected 2023 May
Northeastern University, 2022

Paul is working on the techno-economy of direct recycling of battery cathode materials. He is also acting as the Student Manager of the Center of Battery Sustainability and organized the first Battery Sustainability Workshop on Nov 2-3, 2022.

Zonghui Li

Master student

M.Sc. in Energy Systems, expected 2023 May
Texas A&M University, 2019

Zonghui works on the standardization of battery safety tests.


  • Gerrit Ipers, Visiting Master Student at MIT from RWTH Aachen University, June - Dec. 2022, currently at RWTH Aachen

  • Avtar Singh, Postdoctoral Associate at MIT, Nov. 2021 - Aug. 2022. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at NREL

  • Chris Reynolds, Master student at MIT, Oct. 2019 - May 2022

  • Zhexin Pan, Visiting PhD Student at MIT from Tsinghua, Oct. 2019 - Sept. 2020

  • Tobias Sedlatschek, Visiting Master Student at MIT from RWTH Aachen University, Nov. 2019 - May 2020, finished M.S. thesis at MIT. Currently a PhD candidate at RWTH Aachen

  • Marco Miguel Koch, Visiting Master Student at MIT from RWTH Aachen University, Oct. 2018 - April 2019, finished M.S. thesis at MIT. Currently a Senior Consultant at Roland Berger