Yifei Mo Named Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist

Dr. Yifei Mo has been named the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Maryland Science Center/Maryland Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Yiefo Mo is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park

Professor Mo belongs to the new breed of theoretical scientists who wield the tools of quantum mechanics and the first principles calculations to tackle everyday problems such as how long batteries can last in laptops and how to extract more electricity from solar cells.

Professor Mo has spearheaded a new research group in advanced renewable energy materials, including next-generation fuel cells and Li-ion batteries, making a mark as a preeminent materials scientist addressing the pressing issue of designing novel energy storage materials.

His publications have appeared in the highest impact factor journals including Nature, Nature Materials, and Nature Communications. Two of his papers have been recognized by Thomson Reuters as among the top 1% most cited papers in the entire field of materials science.