Age: 18Sandy, UT
Project Title: Nature-Based Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Improved Safety, Sustainability and Efficiency in High-Performance Rechargeable Batteries
My project develops a novel solid paste electrolyte based on natural materials to replace the liquids found in all rechargeable batteries. This eliminates battery flammability concerns, enables flexible batteries that don’t need bulky protective casing, and opens the route to realizing next-generation battery chemistries.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
The ability to relive and share memories, like with the Pensieve in Harry Potter.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?Laughs a lot, makes puns sporadically.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
In the News
9/20/17 - Salt Lake City Weekly: Q & A with Kathy Liu
9/12/17 - The Society For Science & The Public: Ten Tips From Davidson Fellows on How to Be Successful in STEM
SANDY TEEN AWARDED $10,000 FOR ENGINEERING RECHARGEABLE BATTERY POLYMER
Kathy Liu to be Named a 2017 Davidson Fellow
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