Yang Receives DURIP Award

Nov 28 2022

Yuan Yang, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Columbia Engineering, was awarded an instrument from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) program.

Prof. Yang, who designs, characterizes, and analyzes materials and devices for electrochemical energy storage and conversion (e.g. batteries, water splitting), and thermal management, received a universal mechanical tester inside a glovebox filled with inert gas. As many battery materials are air sensitive, a mechanical tester inside a glove box will enable Prof. Yang to measure their mechanical properties without degradation due to oxygen and moisture.

“DURIP awards provide essential research infrastructure to enable the pursuit of new knowledge. They help maintain the cutting-edge capabilities of our institutes of higher education,” said Dr. Bindu Nair, Director, Basic Research Office, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. “These awards will sustain the scientific excellence of our universities, train the next generation STEM workforce, and facilitate scientific advances that will build a resilient defense ecosystem.” (https://www.defense.gov/)